Foundation / Corporation
Epilepsy Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society
01/31/19 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $50,000 to recently independent researchers with an M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., PharmD, RN, or equivalent degree to support research in an area related to epilepsy. An LOI must be submitted prior to the full application. Funding is intended for basic, translational, or clinical research studies of disease mechanisms or treatments, epidemiologic or behavioral studies, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research. The award is meant to facilitate successful competition for subsequent longer-term support from the NIH or other sources.
Evaluation Criteria include:
- Significance: Does the proposed project address an important problem or crucial barrier in the epilepsy field, for example as framed by the 2014 NINDS Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research or the Institute of Medicine 2012 research recommendations around public health for epilepsy research?
- Applicant: Does the applicant have appropriate experience and training and potential for further success as an independent researcher? Are the collaborators and other researchers well suited to the project?
- Innovation: Does the application challenge and seek to shift current research or clinical practice paradigms by utilizing novel theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions? What is the strength of the scientific premise, i.e. the quality and strength of the prior research used as a basis for the proposed research question? Please refer to NIH guidelines for more clarification.
- Approach: Is the research project well-conceived with rigor in experimental design, methodology, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results? Does it include clear hypotheses and potential alternative outcomes? Does it consider key biological variables like gender and include authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources, if appropriate, as defined by the NIH guidelines on rigor & transparency? Are the overall strategy, methodology, and analyses well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the specific aims of the project? Does the proposed research include a data-sharing plan? While not required, it can provide added value to the work.
- Environment: Are the institutional support, equipment, and other physical resources available to the applicant adequate for the proposed project as an independent primary investigator rather than a mentee in another laboratory?
Will the project benefit from unique features of the scientific environment, subject populations, or collaborative arrangements?
Allowable use of the grant includes: salary for the principal investigator and for scientific personnel directly engaged in the research project; consumable supplies, disposables, and animals necessary to fulfill the project’s specific aims; and travel related to the conduct of the research or for the purpose of presenting the results of the research at appropriate scientific or medical meetings. Travel must be conducted during the funding period.
GrantWatch ID#: 184887
The number of awards granted each year is contingent upon available funds.
This award provides up to $50,000 for one year to support the direct costs of research, as well as complimentary membership and registration to the AES Annual Meeting for one year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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