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. Proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research.

The fellowship award offers up to $30,000 for stipend and travel support to the AES Annual Meeting for one year, as well as a one-year AES membership. The number of awards granted each year is contingent upon available funds.

Application guidelines and instructions can be found here.

2018-2019 Application Deadlines and Award Dates:

  • November 1, 2018: Concise LOI submission opens through proposalCENTRAL 
  • December 20, 2018: Concise LOI submission deadline
  • January 8, 2019: Applicants invited to submit full proposals, following eligibility screen
  • January 31, 2019: Full proposals due
  • May 14, 2019: Award notifications sent out
  • July 1, 2019: Earliest start date
  • October 1, 2019: Latest possible start date


All applications must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL.

Questions? Contact grants@aesnet.org

Contributing Partners

In addition to funding provided by AES, support for Predoctoral Research Fellowships comes from non-profit partners who will consider funding highly-reviewed mission-aligned research proposals.