AES Partnerships for Targeted Epilepsy Research

AES collaborates with other organizations to encourage research on specific topics and types of epilepsy. These partnerships leverage AES infrastructure for peer review and grant administration while expanding the breadth of research that could be supported by any partner alone.  

For information about organizations that are partnering with AES to support Early Career Research Funding, click here.

 

Current Opportunities

THE EPILEPSY STUDY CONSORTIUM MINI-GRANT
The Epilepsy Study Consortium is sponsoring a mini-grant of $15,000, for epilepsy fellows to support research related to antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy. The goals of the program are to foster research on AEDs and to motivate epilepsy fellows to undertake research projects during their fellowship training. Clinical or basic science research may be proposed, and funds may be used to support a limited research project, or for the collection of preliminary data leading to a larger research effort. Applicants may request funding periods of six months to one year. The funding start date must fall between July 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

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CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS
Awards supported through this program will be fully funded by The Epilepsy Study Consortium and administered by the American Epilepsy Society (AES).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND AWARD DATES

  • October 31, 2016: Application submission opens through proposalCENTRAL
  • January 31, 2017: Full proposals due 
  • May 1, 2017: Awards announced
  • July 1, 2017: Earliest start date

 

APPLICATION POLICIES
An individual may only serve as the primary mentor for one application submitted in a given year for a mentored award administered by the AES. An individual may not apply for a Junior Investigator Research Award and also be listed as the primary mentor on a proposal for a mentored award. More than one application may be submitted from a single institution, but final funding decisions will take into account a preference to limit multiple awards to one institution.

All applications must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL. Click here to download the program guidelines and application instructions.