Junior Investigator Research Awards


Junior Investigator Awards support research by recently-independent investigators with the intent to facilitate successful competition for subsequent longer-term support from the NIH or other sources.

Proposals are welcome across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical epilepsy research, including studies of disease mechanisms or treatments, epidemiologic or behavioral studies, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research.

This award provides up to $50,000 for one year to support the direct costs of research, as well as complimentary membership and registration to the AES Annual Meeting for one year. The number of awards granted each year is contingent upon available funds.

Important Dates for Applicants

  • September 2022: Application submission opens through ProposalCentral
  • January 12, 2023: Full proposals due 
  • May 2023: Award notifications sent out
  • July 1, 2023: Earliest award start date. Start may be delayed up to three months. 


Contributing Partners

In addition to funding provided by AES, support for Junior Investigator Awards comes from the Epilepsy Foundation and from other non-profit partners who will consider funding highly-reviewed mission-aligned research proposals.


Questions? Contact grants@aesnet.org