NINDS supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.

Approximately 90% of the overall budget of NINDS is used to fund extramural research through a variety of funding mechanisms. Each year, NINDS establishes funding strategy based on the appropriations received from Congress.

For 2014, NINDS has developed Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research which reflect priorities for research toward clinically meaningful advances in understanding and treating the epilepsies.

Learn more about ongoing epilepsy research efforts supported by NINDS and access the PANAChe Database.