July 5, 2011

The Epilepsy Foundation Grants and Fellowship Opportunities, USA

Epilepsy Foundation offers Grants for International Scientists to do Biological or Behavioral Research

Study Subject(s): Biological or Behavioral
Course Level: Research
Scholarship Provider: Epilepsy Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: America

1.Hold a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, or equivalent degree. The eligibility of people holding other doctoral level degrees (ex. PharmD) may be considered by the Foundation’s Research Council based on the merit of the research proposal; and
2.Have an academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in a university or medical school, or equivalent standing at a research institution or medical center. Those with equivalent positions must demonstrate equivalence of appointment through a letter of explanation.
3.Those with appointments at the level of Associate Professor or higher are not eligible.
4.U.S. citizenship is not required; however, research must be conducted in the U.S.
5.Applications from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description:
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.

The purpose of the Research Grants Program is to stimulate epilepsy research by providing funding for investigators in the early stages of their careers The Research Grants program offers one year of training support. The award carries a stipend of up to $50,000 per year. Funding for the award is provided by the Epilepsy Foundation and various sponsors. The number of awards granted each year is contingent on funds available.

How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: August 31, 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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