Predoctoral Research Fellowships

AES Predoctoral Research Fellowships support predoctoral students who are pursuing dissertation research with an epilepsy-relevant theme, and who are working under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. The fellowship award offers up to $30,000 for stipend and travel support for one year, as well as a one-year AES membership. The number of awards granted each year is contingent upon available funds.

Click here to download program guidelines and application instructions.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program in a field relevant to epilepsy research
  • Have a defined research plan and access to institutional resources to conduct the proposed project
  • Have a qualified mentor(s) with expertise to supervise and provide guidance on epilepsy-related research
  • Have not previously been awarded an American Epilepsy Society or an Epilepsy Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

U.S. citizenship is not required; however, all research must be conducted in the U.S.

Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

2016-2017 Application Deadlines and Award Dates

All applications must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL.