Travel Awards for Research Training
The American Epilepsy Society will offer travel awards of $2000-$4000 for a limited number of awardees of AES early career funding programs selected for a start-date in 2018. These travel awards are intended to enable a promising early career researcher to take advantage of additional training opportunities available outside of his/her institution, such as training workshops in research methodology or high-quality research conferences.
This award is not intended to support travel to the annual American Epilepsy Society meeting. For AES Annual Meeting-specific travel awards, please see our Abstract Awards page. our Early career awardees are already provided with complimentary registration and $1000 to cover the costs of attending the AES Annual Meeting.
Appropriate Conference and Training Workshops include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Gordon Research Conference, Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization
- American Academy of Neurology
- Epilepsy Pipeline Conference
- Translational and clinical researchers may particularly benefit from:
- American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics, Course in Translational Research
- American Neurological Association Translational and Clinical Research Course
- Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference, a 2-day educational course on translating research into drugs
- Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students at the NIH Clinical Center
- American Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Sciences
- Drug Information Association meetings
- Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute courses or programs
- Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Postgraduate Course in Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Development, and Regulation
- Basic science researchers may particularly benefit from:
- Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory summer courses of relevance to epilepsy
- Society for Neuroscience Neurobiology of Disease workshop or Scientific Short Courses of relevance to epilepsy
- Apply and be awarded one of the following AES early career funding programs for a start date in 2018: Predoctoral Research Fellowship, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Junior Investigator Award, or Research & Training Fellowship for Clinicians. Travel awards will be provided to a limited number of awardees of those grant programs. Applications for the travel award must be submitted at the same time as the application for the AES-early career award.
- Meet the eligibility criteria for the corresponding AES early career award category (please refer to the corresponding materials)
- Does the workshop or conference provide a high-quality research training opportunity for early career epilepsy researchers? Will the training encompass training in research methodology and best-practices?
- Is that training targeted to the needs of the specific researcher and their intended career plan?
- Does the meeting offer a unique training opportunity that is not readily available through other more cost-effective sources?
- If the travel award does not fully cover the costs of the meeting, including registration, will the remaining costs be covered by other sources of funding?