Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Funding Agency:
American Epilepsy Society
AES Predoctoral Research Fellowships support predoctoral students who are pursuing dissertation research with an epilepsy-relevant theme, and who are working under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. Proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research.

The fellowship award offers up to $30,000 for stipend and travel support to the AES Annual Meeting for one year, as well as a one-year AES membership. The number of awards granted each year is contingent upon available funds.

Deadline: Jan. 18, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

1. Matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus.

2. A defined research plan and have access to institutional resources to conduct the proposed research project.

3. A qualified mentor with expertise to supervise and provide guidance on epilepsy related research.

4. Have not previously been awarded an American Epilepsy Society or an Epilepsy Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.

5. U.S. citizenship is not required; however, research must be conducted in the U.S.

6. Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Women and minorities encouraged


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 18, 2024