Funding Opportunities

AES Grants for Established Investigators

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) is proud to support established investigators working in basic, translational, and clinical research for epilepsy, seizures, and related disorders.

Applications are being accepted for the following grants:

  • AES Seed Grants offer 'seed' funds up to $20,000 to help enable established investigators pursue new and innovative directions in their labs
  • AES Infrastructure Grants provide funds up to $50,000 to facilitate the creation of national or international multicenter research programs.
  • AES Research and Training Workshop Grants support scientific conferences and workshops that address timely and important topics in epilepsy research (amount offered is contingent upon available funds)

Funding program details | Application deadline: 23 March 2023

Workshop Funding

Funding for scientific meetings or workshops relevant to neurobiology of epilepsy can also be provided through the NBC. Requests for sponsoring such workshops are considered for funding on an annual basis by the NBC. To apply, please complete the NBC Funding Request Form by 31 July of the year preceding the planned meeting. Decisions on support will be announced by the end of March of the year of the event.


Closed Applications

*New* ILAE Research Skills Bursaries 2022

The Neurobiology Commission is now offering research skills bursaries for young trainees and investigators to undertake short laboratory visits to acquire training in a new neurobiology method or technology to advance their research career. The bursaries will cover expenses (e.g. travel, accommodation) to a maximum of $2,000 per applicant.

Bursary details and application | Application deadline: 1 July 2022

ILAE Travel Bursaries 2022

The Neurobiology Commission provides travel bursaries for young trainees and investigators with limited financial resources to attend scientific meetings, workshops or other training opportunities that promise to advance their research career. The bursaries will cover travel expenses to a maximum of $2,000 per applicant.

Bursary details and application | Application deadline: 1 July 2022

Harinarayan Young Neuroscientist Award

The Harinarayan Young Neuroscientist Award is designed to reward young basic science investigators (within 10 years of completing PhD or MD training) that submit an abstract to the ILAE Congress

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international research prize of US$25,000. Since 2002 it has been awarded annually to one young scientist who is not older than 35 years for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. Entry deadline for the 2021 Prize has now expired. The next entry deadline is 15 June 2022. See www.eppendorf.com/prize