Description The Epilepsy Foundation of America awards around 11 fellowships for students working on dissertation research related to epilepsy for the duration of 1 year. Funding is also supported partly by American Epilepsy Society (AES) and Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF). Fellows will hope to pursue a professional route with an academic focus. The fellowship is designed to fund new research, new therapeutic approaches, understanding the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of having epilepsy, and encouraging the professional development of scientists and healthcare professionals. Funding will begin in January or July.
Award Amount $19,000 stipend plus $1,000 to support travel to attend the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.
Disciplines Life Sciences. School of Public Health. School of Nursing. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy.
Academic Level Prospective/Current Graduate Student. Working on Doctoral Dissertation.
Citizenship No citizenship requirements.
Requirements Graduate students must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (PhD) program with an academic career focus. Applicant must have a defined dissertation research project. Must have a qualified mentor to supervise research. Must have access to institutional resources to conduct the proposed research project. Research must be conducted in the US. Applications from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Award Type Fellowship/Grant
Contact Epilepsy Foundation Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship Program 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785 (301) 459-3700
Last Updated 9/4/2014 12:08:00 PM
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