Epilepsy Foundation is funding Fellowship Program for International Research Students in the field of Medical, Maryland, 2012
Scholarship Program: Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians
Type of Award: Scholarship
Nationality: U.S. Citizen and Non U.S. Citizen
Employer: Epilepsy Foundation
Level of study: Research
Subject(s): neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry
Duration: One year
Number of awards: Not known
Am I eligible? 1) Hold a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, or equivalent degree. The eligibility of people holding other doctoral-level degrees (ex., PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) may be considered by the Foundation’s Research Council based on the merit of the proposal.
2)Be a clinical or post-doctoral fellow at an appropriate institution (university or medical school, or equivalent standing at a research institution or medical center) before or by the start date of the fellowship (i.e., January 1, 2013)*;
3)Have an acceptable research plan directed toward the purpose of the Foundation’s Research Program.
How do I apply? By post
What does it cover? The Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians provides one year of training support. The fellowship carries a stipend of up to $50,000 per year.
Scholarship Description: The Epilepsy Foundation seeks to advance the careers of health care professionals committed to the care of individuals with epilepsy and improving their lives through research. In keeping with this goal, the Foundation awards Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians for one year of supervised study and research to clinically trained professionals who intend to develop productive epilepsy research programs. Areas of training can include: 1) mechanisms of epilepsy; 2) novel therapeutic approaches; 3) clinical trials; 4) development of new technologies; 5) behavioral and psychosocial impact of epilepsy. The individualized training program may consist of both didactic training and a supervised research experience that is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills in the chosen area of research and foster the career goals of the candidate. This fellowship program is also viewed as a way for awardees to develop sufficient scientific skills and preliminary data to compete successfully for more long-term support (e.g. grants from the NIH).
Application closing date: 1 August, 2012