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American Epilepsy Society Seed Grant Program
This program is intended to foster collaborative interactions between two or more established investigators* to make future grants related to epilepsy more competitive for larger awards, and to fuel multi-investigator projects. These small awards are designed to enable information exchange/technology transfer, travel of postdoctoral fellows between laboratories, and modest supplies for the project. These awards are designed to provide seed monies to investigators. Funds are total costs. No allowance for indirect costs will be awarded over the $20,000 maximum funding level.
*An established investigator is defined as having at least an Associate Professor or equivalent level appointment, and who has a history of successful NIH/NSF/VA funding. Their work can be focused on basic, translational, or clinical research.
• At least one PI must be an active member of the Society
• Must be a new initiative that will add value to the field or fill a gap in knowledge
• Techniques in a collaborative effort must be complementary
• Must involve two or more established investigators, at least one of which is an epilepsy-focused investigator.
• Although not required, trans-disciplinary projects, projects integrating clinical and basic research, and research directions with translational relevance are encouraged.
• Also encouraged are collaborations between geographically separated laboratories, or between laboratories in highly disparate scientific disciplines (e.g. neuroscience and engineering).
Funding: A maximum of five one-year grants in the amount of $20,000 each will be awarded annually. Grants are non-renewable.
Application should be no more than two pages not counting the face page and include:
a) a face page
b) an overview of the research and technical expertise of the participating laboratories/clinical research sites.
c) the research collaboration that is proposed,
d) how the seed grant mechanism will foster this research and the overall collaboration, and
e) a budget.
Applications should also include an NIH format Biosketch for all principal investigators, including present and past funding. This Biosketch should highlight the 5 most significant publications of each investigator published over the past 10 years,
There are three rounds of consideration each year. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Research & Training Council and results will be announced within six weeks of the application deadline.
Submission deadlines (no extensions):
• March 28, 2014
• June 27, 2014
• September 26, 2014
Applications (in PDF format) should be sent to the AES Office by email to email@example.com by close of business on the date of the deadline.
Grass Foundation-AES Young Investigator Travel Awards
To recognize and honor outstanding young investigators conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy, the Grass Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society have combined resources to present Grass Foundation-AES Young Investigator Travel Awards ($1,000, together with waiver of AES meeting registration fees) to up to 8 deserving candidates to help support travel costs to present their research at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. In addition, the AES will announce the awardees and their talk/poster titles in an award ceremony during the scientific program.
1. Candidates will be investigators early in their careers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows or junior faculty (M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or the equivalent), who are conducting basic or clinical research relating to epilepsy and are less than 5 years out of postgraduate training.
2. Applicants should be first authors on an abstract submitted to the AES
3. Applicants can self-nominate, or nominations from second parties will be accepted.
4. Following the initial review of application abstracts, as part of the application process, a recommendation may be required from one of the applicant’s trainers/mentors. This will be solicited by the AES review committee should the application be deemed competitive for the award. This recommendation should include the applicant’s research focus, role in the abstract, promise as a future investigator, and any information regarding the applicant’s status as an underrepresented minority.
1. Submit an abstract through the AES Online Submission program as first author and check off the Junior Investigator Travel Award box. Deadline for submitting abstracts is June 9, 2014.
2. Select the Grass Travel Award in the submitter and follow the instructions provided. A letter from your mentor is part of the application process.
3. You must be present at the 2014 AES Annual Meeting.
Call for Applications: Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards Program
The AES is pleased to announce the call for applications for the annual Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards Program. This is a public recognition program designed to encourage and reward clinical and basic science investigators whose research contributes importantly to understanding and conquering epilepsy. Funds for the program have been generously provided by the American Epilepsy Society.
The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in the United States. The Society seeks to promote interdisciplinary communication, scientific investigation, and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy. Membership consists of clinicians, scientists investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders.
The Society holds an Annual Meeting which features symposia, lectures, poster presentations, and exhibitions. This meeting offers members a forum for communicating and disseminating current findings in the field of epilepsy. The meeting attracts over 4,500 professionals and offers excellent opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas.
There will be two awards given in the amount of $10,000 each. These awards will be made to active scientists and clinicians. Our program is available to investigators working in all aspects of epilepsy.
The awards are intended as prizes, and as such they will be made to individuals for their unrestricted use. Funds are for the exclusive use of the recipients and may not be used for institutional or departmental support. There is no provision for institutional overhead. AES reserves the right to determine the number of awards, based on available funds and other considerations.
Any individual holding a professional degree and whose research impacts on any aspect of epilepsy is eligible for these awards.
• There is no geographic restriction. Nominations from outside the U.S. and North America are welcome.
• Nominations of women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.
• Nominee must be at least at level of Associate Professor or Professor.
• A strong preference will be given to members of the Society.
Selection of Awardees
The American Epilepsy Society has the sole responsibility for selection of recipients, based upon recommendations of an Awards Committee appointed by the President and Board of Directors of the Society. Recipients will be selected competitively from each category. No individual may receive more than one award from each category. More than one nomination may be submitted from a single institution. Members of the Awards Committee are ineligible for consideration.
Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) Pioneering research, 2) Originality of research, 3) Quality of publications, 4) Research productivity, 5) Relationship of the candidate's work to problems in epilepsy, 5) Training activities, 6) Other contributions in epilepsy, and 7) Productivity over the next decade.
How To Apply
Please submit the candidate package to the American Epilepsy Society. The Cover Form may be reproduced. A single electronic document (Word or PDF) should be compiled with the following documents and sent to the AES Executive Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of candidate packages is August 1, 2014.
Awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in Seattle, WA, December 2014
A complete proposal consists of a single electronic file with the following:
• Cover Form with candidate contact information. Be sure to indicate either basic or clinical category.
• One letter of support with commentary on the quality of the candidate's work and the importance of his/her contributions.
• CV, including bibliography. Candidate should ensure that all activities and affiliations are included. Candidate's biography should list consulting relationships, advisory board memberships, or executive positions with institutions other than the candidate's identified institutional affiliation.
• A personal statement of candidate's current research program and accomplishments. Include explanation of research and likely future directions. Please note: This summary should be a descriptive overview, not a research proposal or excerpts from a grant application.
• Reprints of three representative publications
Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award
Supported by: AstraZeneca
Deadline: May 7, 2014
$15,000 awarded for outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has recently received his or her advanced professional degree.
If you have questions, email email@example.com or call 202-962-4000.
Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award
Supported by: The Trubatch Family
$2,000 awarded to recognize individuals who have demonstrated originality and creativity in research and to promote success during academic transitions prior to tenure.
Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience
Supported by: The Nemko Family
$2,500 presented to a young neuroscientist's outstanding PhD thesis advancing understanding of molecular, genetic, or cellular mechanisms underlying brain function, including higher function and cognition.
Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience
Supported by: The Grass Foundation
$2,500 presented to a young neuroscientist's outstanding PhD thesis in the general area of behavioral neuroscience.
Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award
Supported by: The Gruber Foundation
$25,000 awarded to young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting.
Society for Neuroscience Science Educator Award
$5,000 awarded to two outstanding neuroscientists who have made significant contributions to educating the public about neuroscience: one who conducts education activities full time, and one who devotes his/her time primarily to research while conducting outreach, policy and education activities.
Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award
More than $2,000 awarded to two chapter members or teams of members (one at pre/postdoctoral level and one at junior faculty level) for significant efforts in public communication, outreach, and education about neuroscience.