CURE Taking Flight Award

Funding Agency:
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)

CURE seeks to promote the careers of young investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s). Researchers may propose basic or clinical studies, but this award mechanism is not intended to support clinical trials. Research that involves collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach is desirable. Applicants will be required to discuss how this avenue of research is independent from their mentor’s research and will lead them to a path of independent epilepsy research. We encourage studies that will provide new directions for epilepsy therapy, prevention and, ultimately, a cure and that will allow applicants to collect the data necessary to support grant application to the National Institutes of Health or similar granting agency. Requests may be made for up to $100,000 for one year. 

Deadlines for Letter of Intent: Jan. 8, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • A senior postdoctoral fellow who has a minimum of 3 years postdoctoral experience
  • A clinical fellow who is a Neurology Resident in his/her Neurology training and considering Epilepsy Fellowships
  • Newly appointed faculty within one year of having completed postdoctoral training

International applicants are welcome; you do not have to be a US citizen or working in the US to apply for this award. All materials must be submitted in English.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

January 8, 2020