July 14, 2021

Researcher Update: July 2021

In this month’s update, you’ll find information on:

CURE Epilepsy is Accepting Applications for our COVID-19 Research Continuity Fund Beginning August 2

The CURE Epilepsy COVID-19 Research Continuity Fund will provide reimbursements of up to $15,000 for research-related expenses incurred as a result of institutional shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic and for which institutional support was not available or provided. This award is available to early-stage career investigators.

This program is made possible through a gift from the Cotton Family in honor of Vivian Cotton.

Request for Applications Open: Monday, August 2, 2021
End of Application Submission Period: Friday, September 17, 2021, 9pm ET

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CURE Epilepsy is Accepting Requests for Support for our Frontiers in Research Seminar Series Through July 30

CURE Epilepsy is accepting requests for research seminar support through July 30, 2021. The goal of CURE Epilepsy’s Frontiers in Research Seminar Series program is to expose researchers, clinicians, and students to exciting epilepsy research and provide opportunities for young investigators to interact with leaders in the field.

The Frontiers in Research Seminar Series is made possible through the generous support of the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein family.

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Cures Within Reach Accepting RFPs for Underrepresented Groups Through July 30

The deadline for the Cures Within Reach (CWR) Request for Proposals (RFP) for US-based underrepresented racial / ethnic minority primary investigators (PIs) is July 30, 2021. This funding opportunity is part of CWR’s new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) community. At least 3 grants will be awarded for clinical repurposing trials.  Reach out with any questions to Clare Thibodeaux, PhD, Director of Scientific Affairs, clare@cureswithinreach.org. More info about all of CWR open DEI RFPs available at https://bit.ly/cwrrfps.

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PAME Neuroscientist Networking Event on July 30

Are you a clinical or basic science researcher working on mortality in epilepsy, including SUDEP? Join Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) for a virtual neuroscientist networking event on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Sign up using an abstract from a recent meeting or a general description of your research interests by July 28, 2021, then review abstracts and indicate which participants you would like to meet. The virtual meeting platform will create an optimal schedule of meetings, maximize the level of interest of each match-up, and arrange your schedule for the session on July 30, 2021.

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NINDS Announces Two New Funding Opportunities – Expected Application Due Date October 21, 2021

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning to publish a pair of funding opportunities to develop a new online educational resource to improve training in experimental rigor. Experts in educational technology, pedagogy, educational media production, and rigorous biomedical research are encouraged to apply. Additional details will be available in the full Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that are expected to be published in the next few weeks, which you will be able to find in the NIH Guide.

Potential applicants may contact devon.crawford@nih.gov in the NINDS Office of Research Quality for more information.

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STXBP1 Foundation Is Hiring a Scientific Director

The STXBP1 Foundation’s Scientific Director position will be responsible for overseeing and advancing all scientific efforts for the organization, as well as research supported by the organization, including scouting potential research funding and evaluating proposals. Other key duties include research coordination, community outreach, and scientific outreach.

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