American Epilepsy Society: Seed Grant Program

Expire le 24 mars 2021

In partnership with our rare disease partners offer seed funding to help established investigators launch new lines of research, collaborations, and/or research methods.

What types of research are competitive?

  • All fields of epilepsy research are competitive for AES funding, with a success rate of 30% from 2017-2019.
  • Specific fields of research are competitive for funding from our partners, some of whom have offered to fund a grant in full. If a proposal aligns with the priorities of a partner who will fund in full, some eligibility requirements may be waived and the proposals will compete for a separate pool of funding.

Download application guidelines and instructions.

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Seed grants provide up to $20,000 for one year, to be used to cover direct costs to fund preliminary investigation that will help researchers compete for larger grants that cover the full cost of research. They may not be renewed.

Examples of allowable costs include:

  • Research project supplies
  • Expenses related to information and technology exchange (such as travel for postdoctoral fellows between collaborating laboratories)

Roughly four awards are made each year, contingent on available funds.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • March 24, 2021

Funding decisions will be announced within eight weeks of each application deadline.

More details

Download application guidelines and instructions.