American Epilepsy Society Invites Applications for Clinician Research and Training Fellowships

One of the oldest neurological professional organizations in this country, the American Epilepsy Society seeks to promote interdisciplinary communications, scientific investigation, and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy.

To that end, the organization is inviting applications for its Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians. Through the program, stipends of up to $49,000 will facilitate mentored support for clinical fellows or recently appointed clinical faculty who intend to pursue a career in epilepsy research. Proposals across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research on the causes, treatments, and consequences of epilepsy, seizures, and related disorders and their treatment are welcome.

The award also includes $1,000 for travel support to attend the AES annual meeting, as well as complimentary registration for the annual meeting and one-year of complimentary AES membership.

To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, ScD, DO, PharmD, or equivalent degree in a relevant clinical discipline and be a clinical fellow, postdoctoral fellow, or newly appointed clinical faculty member within five years of their first full-time appointment at an appropriate institution by the beginning of the project term. Researchers with appointments at the level of adjunct professor or associate professor are not eligible, nor are research assistants, graduate or medical students, medical residents, permanent government employees, or employees of private industry.

See the American Epilepsy Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: December 16, 2019