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.

Click here for 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 grants@aesnet.org before preparing your application.

2019-2020 Application Deadlines and Award Dates:

  • November 1, 2019: Application submission opens through proposalCENTRAL
  • January 8, 2020: Full proposals due
  • 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 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.