Research and Training Workshops

AES welcomes applications for funding to support scientific conferences and workshops focused on epilepsy research and training. Proposed conferences or workshops should address important and timely topics in epilepsy research of interest to AES members. AES support may be used for speakers’ transportation and lodging, participation by junior investigators and trainees, publication of proceedings, and other direct costs, but AES funds may not be used for indirect costs. Applications for workshops held outside the U.S. should propose to use AES funds to support participants from the U.S., to the extent appropriate and feasible.

Applications for workshop funding are reviewed by the AES Research and Training Council, and the number and amount of awards made each year are contingent on available funds. Preference will be given to workshops that include AES members as participants or attendees, that describe plans to support and encourage the participation of trainees and junior investigators, and that allow open attendance rather than participation by invitation only. Broad dissemination of workshop proceedings and other materials is also encouraged.

Application Deadlines 

October 21, 2016 (awards announced by the end of December)
May 12, 2017 (awards announced by the end of July 2017)

Instructions

Complete and submit a cover sheet [PDF], along with a workshop summary to grants@aesnet.org

The Workshop Summary must not exceed five pages and should include:

  • Description & Outline of Workshop Sessions or Training Course
  • Target Audience
  • Educational Objectives & Expected outcomes
  • Sponsors & Collaborators
  • Speakers
  • Draft Budget (including estimate of total expenses and all confirmed and pending support or income)
  • Promotion and Dissemination Plan (Describe and/or provide examples as additional attachment(s), if brochures or other durable materials will be produced.)