AES Partnerships for Targeted Epilepsy Research

AES is excited to offer the following funding opportunities in collaboration with other non-profit partners.

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AES/WISHES FOR ELLIOTT: TARGETED RESEARCH ON SCN8A EPILEPSY

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

AES has partnered with Wishes for Elliott to support targeted research on epilepsy due to mutations in the SCN8A gene, to better understand these conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms, and to inform strategies for treatment. This program invites proposals for basic, translational, or clinical research focused on SCN8A from early career investigators, with a goal to encourage ongoing research interests in this area, as well as successful competition for longer term support from the NIH or other sources. Postdoctoral researchers, physician scientists in training, and recently independent investigators are eligible to apply. One award will be made and fully funded by Wishes for Elliott.

For more information about research priority areas for Wishes for Elliott, please visit their website.

2015-2016 APPLICATION DEADLINES AND AWARD DATES

  • December 16, 2015: Letters of Intent due
  • February 15, 2016: Full applications due*
  • May 2016: Awards announced
  • Funding will begin by July 1, 2016

*Only applicants with an approved Letter of Intent (LOI) are eligible to submit a full application.

Proposals must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL. Only applicants who submitted a LOI (due December 16, 2015) and received approval are eligible to submit a full grant application.

To begin your application, go to proposalCENTRAL and select the MANAGE PROPOSALS tab, which contains a list of applications IN PROGRESS. The status of submitted LOIs will appear as LOI: APPROVED. Click the EDIT button to begin preparing a full application. Complete instructions and program guidelines can be downloaded through proposalCENTRAL.