Grants for Epilepsy Research through CURE Awards

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a non-governmental agency, based in the United States, committed to funding research into epilepsy.

Two categories of award are available through its 2021 funding cycle:

CURE Epilepsy Awards support risky, highly innovative, paradigm-shifting projects that advance understanding of epilepsy, particularly multidisciplinary, collaborative projects.

CURE Taking Flight Awards aim to promote the careers of young researchers and help them to establish an independent direction for their research. Research projects may involve basic or clinical studies; collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Researchers may be based in universities, small companies or non-profit research institutions in any country. Epilepsy Awards are available to both established and early career researchers; while Taking Flight Awards are only available to the following categories of early career researchers:

Senior postdoctoral fellows who have a minimum of three years’ postdoctoral experience.

Clinical fellows who are neurology, neurosurgery or neurocritical care residents in their training and are considering epilepsy fellowships.

Newly-appointed faculty within one year of appointment.

Designated Instructors or Research Assistant Professors who have yet to obtain significant funding and have an on-site mentor.

Epilepsy Awards may be made for up to a total of $250,000 over two years; while the maximum value of Taking Flight Awards is $100,000 for one year only. Grants may be used to support salary for the Principal Investigator (PI) and research team, research costs and publication fees.

The following dates apply to the 2021 funding cycle for these awards:

Letter of intent (LOI) deadline: 11 January 2021 (21:00 ET).

Full application invitations: 22 February 2021.

Full application deadline: 1 April 2021.

Award announcement: July 2021.

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