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:

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • 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)

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?