Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians

AES Research and Training Fellowship for Clinicians

AES Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians provide mentored support for clinical fellows or recently appointed clinical faculty who intend to pursue basic, translational, or clinical epilepsy research, including epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms or treatments, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research. Applicants must be able to devote at least 50% of their time to the fellowship and should propose a research project and training program designed to develop scientific skills and preliminary data in preparation for an independent research career. The fellowship award provides up to $50,000 for one year for stipend and travel support to attend the AES Annual Meeting, as well as a one-year AES membership. 

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Epilepsy Foundation Clinical Research Apprenticeship 

The Epilepsy Foundation will support up to two one-year mentored awards in the amount of $25,000 for one year for salary (at least 30% effort) plus $10,000 per year towards classwork and travel to appropriate meetings. Applicants should be accepted into an epilepsy fellowship at a level 3 or 4 epilepsy center in the United States and may apply for either their first or second year of fellowship. Applicants must seek out a program that is actively involved in a large clinical research endeavor in epilepsy, identify a mentor who is involved in the project, and identify a role in the project that will lead to a publication or independent scholarship related to the project. The individualized training program proposed may consist of both didactic training and a supervised research experience designed to develop knowledge and skills in the chosen area of research and foster the career goals of the candidate. 

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2016-2017 Application Deadlines and Award Dates

All applications must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL.


Contributing Partners

 In addition to funding provided by AES, support for clinical research fellowships comes from the Epilepsy Foundation. EF