CURE Epilepsy award

Expire le 11 janvier 2021

CURE Epilepsy awards grants for novel research projects that address finding the cures for epilepsy and address the goal of “no seizures, no side-effects.”

The CURE Epilepsy Award (2 years / $250,000) reflects CURE Epilepsy’s continued focus on scientific advances that have the potential to truly transform the lives of those affected by epilepsy, with prevention and disease modification as critical goals. Key priority areas for the award include: 1) Basic mechanisms of epilepsy; 2) Acquired epilepsies; 3) Pediatric epilepsies; 4) SUDEP; 5) Treatment-resistant epilepsies; and 6) Sleep & epilepsy.

Please refer to the LOI guidelines for an overview of CURE Epilepsy’s priority areas, application instructions, and FAQs.

This award is available to both established and early career investigators*.  Researchers who serve on CURE Epilepsy’s Scientific Advisory Council are ineligible to apply for or sponsor a grant for the duration of their term.  International applicants are welcome.  All materials must be submitted in English.

* Generally, early-career investigators are university faculty at the assistant professor level (or hold an equivalent position in a non-university research organization).  Established investigators are university faculty at the associate professor level or above. Post-doctoral fellows may not apply for this award.

Requests may be made for up to a total of $250,000 paid over 2 years. Funding requests may include salary support for the PI, technical staff and/or collaborators; supplies, animal costs, etc.; and travel to an epilepsy-related conference if the PI is presenting his/her CURE Epilepsy-funded research.  Limited equipment purchases that are required to complete goals will be considered.  Indirect costs are not supported.



Activity Approximate Date
Request for Proposals Opens Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9:00pm ET
Full Application Invitations Monday, February 22, 2021
Full Application Deadline Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 9:00pm ET
Anticipated Award Announcement July 2021
Anticipated Project Start Date Fall 2021