Research Grants

The Epilepsy Foundation has two funding cycles per year. Not all programs are offered in each cycle. Only those listed below are available now through the Epilepsy Foundation.

Now Accepting Research Requests

For questions, contact

No grants currently available by our partners in the Rare Epilepsy Network.

  • Have you tried the Epilepsy Research Connection? The Epilepsy Foundation is part of an initiative to centralize different research grants in one database, to make it easier to search for available funding opportunities. Please take advantage of this resource.
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The Sergievsky Award for Epilepsy Health Equity and Diversity

Proposal Deadline: Friday, January 14, 2022

The Sergievsky Award for Epilepsy Health Equity and Diversity is a brand-new AES research award for early-career physicians and scientists who identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, with preference for those who are Black or African American. The intention of this award is to support professionals pursuing a career of leadership in academic clinical research. AES Sergievsky Scholars will receive $150,000 over two years to support their work.

Proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of epilepsy research, with a preference for clinical research that addresses issues affecting medically underserved individuals with epilepsy or seizures or related aspects of health equity. 

Learn More and Apply

What are the research priorities of the Epilepsy Foundation?

Please click here for an overview of the strategic areas that we invest in.

What research grants does the Epilepsy Foundation support?

Here's a table with our research grant opportunities at a glance

Who should I contact, if I have a question about any grant program?

You can always email for any questions.

If I want to advertise a grant opportunity on this page, who should I contact?

You can always email and let us know about the upcoming research grant! We are happy to share research opportunities throughout the community.

What is the general timeline for an Epilepsy Foundation grant review process?

Here is an example timeline of the review process:

  • Spring Cycle
    • Grant opportunities announced: late December
    • Letters of Intent (LOIs) due: early February
    • LOI review: early to mid-March
    • Full applications due: May
    • Application Review: May-June
    • Funding Decision: late June
  • Fall Cycle
    • Grant opportunities announced: June
    • LOIs due: early August
    • LOI review: mid-August
    • Full applications due: end of September
    • Application Review: October-November
    • Funding Decision: late November
What is the Patent and Copyright Policy for grants?

Please note that the Epilepsy Foundation's Patent and Copyright Policy applies primarily to awards offered to academic institutions and is open to clarification as needed. Commercial companies that are offered funding to support their research will have the opportunity to negotiate a suitable agreement with the Foundation regarding intellectual property rights as needed.

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Epilepsy Foundation Research

on Sunday, December 10, 2017


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