CURE - Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy It's Time We Found a CURE CURE Epilepsy Research

CURE awards seed grants for novel research projects, specifically those that address the following needs: prevention of epilepsy, including post-traumatic epilepsy; advancement of the search for a cure; elimination of treatment side effects; and reversal of deficits caused by frequent seizures. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar contributed to CURE is invested in cutting-edge research and program activities.

 

Amount Category Purpose
CURE Epilepsy
Up to $5 million Advancing Understanding
of Infantile Spasms (IS)
Infantile Spasms is a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome that can have profoundly negative long-term developmental and cognitive consequences. Collaborative, milestone-driven efforts will advance the understanding of the underlying pathology of IS and lead to the development of a disease-modifying therapy or cure for IS.
CURE epilepsy
$250,000 Challenge Award

This is a prestigious award for research in one of our priority areas: the basic mechanisms of epileptogenesis or the multifaceted causes of epilepsy.

CURE epilepsy
$250,000 Prevention of Acquired
Epilepsies Award
This award funds research particularly relevant to the prevention and treatment of acquired (post-insult) epilepsies, including epilepsy caused by traumatic brain injury, stroke, infection, and tumor. In the recent wars in the Middle East, the “signature wound” has been traumatic brain injury (TBI), of which epilepsy is a common long-term consequence. In addition, the elderly are an especially high-risk group for developing epilepsy, one cause of which is the increased prevalence of stroke and brain tumor.
CURE epilepsy
$250,000 Pediatric Epilepsies
Research Award

There are many known epilepsy syndromes that occur in the pediatric population. These epilepsies are often debilitating and difficult to treat with currently available therapies.

CURE epilepsy
$100,000 Sudden Unexpected Death
in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Award

Every year, up to 50,000 deaths occur in the United States from seizure-related causes, including SUDEP. Innovative studies funded by the SUDEP Award will provide new directions for SUDEP research.

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$100,000 Taking Flight Award

The Taking Flight Award helps promote the careers of young epilepsy investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s).

CURE epilepsy
$50,000 Innovator Award This award explores a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to epilepsy. The Innovator Award is not intended to support a logical progression of an already established research project but, instead, allows Principal Investigators (PIs) the opportunity to pursue innovative research studies. This award mechanism supports high-risk studies that have the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation.

 

 

CURE For questions, please contact Julie Milder at the CURE office, 312.255.1801, or email julie@cureepilepsy.org.

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