Course(s) Offered: Medicine
Course Level: Graduate (Predoc, Research)
Provider: Epilepsy Foundation
Country to Study in: USA
The Epilepsy Foundation awards annual 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 Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship is to support pre-doctoral students with dissertation research related to epilepsy. Applications from all fields of research pertinent to epilepsy will be considered.
The criteria for eligibility include:
- Be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy;
- Have a defined dissertation research project;
- Have a qualified preceptor with expertise to supervise and provide guidance on the aspects of the research related to epilepsy;
- Have access to institutional resources to conduct the proposed research project.
Citizens of all countries
Fields of study
All fields of research that is related to and pertinent to epilepsy (for Understanding the Behavioral and Psychosocial aspects). Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy.
Number of awards
The number of awards granted each year is contingent on available funds
This fellowship provides one year of support for qualified individuals who are pursuing dissertation research with an epilepsy relevant theme, and who are working under the guidance of a preceptor with expertise to supervise in the area of epilepsy investigation.
The fellowship carries a stipend of up to $20,000 ($19,000 for stipend and $1,000 to support travel to attend the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society).
Method of Application
If you are interested in applying, and you are qualified; you must apply online: Apply via Proposal Central website
The Scholarship Application Deadline is August 31st of every year
If you have any questions regarding grant and fellowship opportunities, please feel free to contact Research Web Support at ResearchWebSupport@EFA.org.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2011
Open for International Students: Yes
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