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.

The 2020-2021 cycle is now open!

Click here for 2020-2021 program guidelines and application instructions.

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.

Application Deadlines and Award Dates:

  • September 2020: Application submission opens through proposalCENTRAL
  • January 13, 2021: Full proposals due
  • May 2021: Award notification
  • July 1, 2021: Earliest award start date (may be delayed up to three months)

All applications must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL.

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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.