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 2019-2020 application deadline has passed. Please check back next fall for information about the 2020-2021 application cycle.

Click here for 2019-2020 program guidelines and application instructions.

New for the 2020 grants: 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.

2019-2020 Application Deadlines and Award Dates:

  • May 2020: Award notifications sent out
  • July 1, 2020: Earliest award start date (may be delayed up to 3 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.