The Epilepsy Foundation awards grants and fellowships for cutting-edge research into the causes of epilepsy. Program goals include understanding basic mechanisms, developing new therapeutic approaches, understanding the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of having epilepsy, and encouraging the professional development of scientists and healthcare professionals.
Applicants must be enrolled in medical school, a doctoral program or other graduate program; have an epilepsy-related study; have a qualified mentor who can supervise the project and have access to a lab or clinic to conduct the project. The project must be in the U.S. and should not be for dissertation research. The award is based on the quality of the project, relevance of the project to epilepsy, applicant's interest in epilepsy, applicant's qualifications and the quality of the lab or clinic. Applicants should submit three recommendation letters, statement of intent, biographical sketch and research plan.