Travel Awards for Research Training

The American Epilepsy Society will offer travel awards of $2,000-$4,000 for a limited number of awardees of AES early career funding programs selected for a start-date in 2019. These travel awards are intended to supplement an AES or AES/partner early career research grant 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 and the AES Fellows Program. Our early career research grant awardees are already provided with complimentary registration and $1,000 to cover the costs of attending the meeting.

Appropriate conference and training workshops include (but are not limited to) the following list. Opportunities for hands-on and/or targeted skills training are likely to be prioritized for funding.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Apply and be awarded one of the following AES early career funding programs for a start date in 2019: 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.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for the corresponding AES early career award category (please refer to the corresponding materials)

Evaluation Criteria

  • 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?  

Application Instructions

Applications for the travel award must be submitted at the same time as the full application for an AES-early career award listed above under eligibility criteria (deadline January 31, 2019). Application instructions for the travel award will be made available through proposalCENTRAL after an applicant receives approval of their letter of intent (Due December 20).