Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians

AES Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians provide mentored support for clinical fellows or recently appointed clinical faculty who intend to pursue a career in epilepsy research. Proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research.

The fellowship award provides up to $50,000 for one year, of which $1000 is intended as travel support to attend the AES Annual Meeting. The award also includes one-year AES membership and complimentary registration to the AES Annual Meeting.

The 2020-2021 cycle is now open!

Click here for 2020-2021 program guidelines and application instructions.

A letter-of-intent will not be used. Ineligible proposals will not be reviewed. If you have questions on eligibility, contact before preparing your application.

Application Deadlines and Award Dates:

  • September 2020: Application submission opens through proposalCENTRAL
  • January 13, 2021: Full proposals due
  • May 2021: Award notification
  • July 1, 2021: Earliest award start date (may be delayed up to three months)

All applications must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL.

Questions? Contact

Contributing Partners

In addition to funding provided by AES, support for clinical research fellowships comes from the Epilepsy Foundation and from non-profit partners who will consider funding highly-reviewed mission-aligned research proposals. 

The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation and AES will jointly support a Pediatric Research & Training Fellowship for Clinicians, to be awarded to a highly-scored proposal focused on pediatric research.