June 17, 2021

Researcher Update: June 2021

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

Deadline to Submit Letters of Intent for a CURE Epilepsy Catalyst Award is June 30, 2021

The deadline for CURE Epilepsy Catalyst Award grant Letters of Intent is fast approaching. This funding opportunity is available to researchers at non-academic research institutions, including small biotechnology companies, and those at universities who seek to develop new interventions for epilepsy. Applicants with academic appointments must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor. International applicants are invited to apply as well. Grant requests may be made for up to $250,000, paid over 2 years.


Letter of Intent deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 9 PM ET
Full proposal invitations: Friday, August 6, 2021
Full proposal deadline: Friday, September 10, 2021, 9 PM ET
Anticipated awardee notification: December 2021-January 2022
Anticipated award start date: March 2022

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Requests for CURE Epilepsy-Sponsored Research Seminars – Applications Due July 30, 2021

Bring innovative epilepsy researchers and cutting-edge science to your institution this fall by hosting a CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Research Seminar! The purpose of these seminars 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 CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Research Seminar series is generously supported by the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein Family.

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Xlerat-ing IDeAs Conference: Experiences from the Southeast on June 23-24, 2021

The XLerat-ing IDeAs Conference: Experiences from the Southeast will provide important insights on applying for small business grants through the NIH, National Science Foundation (NSF), and other governmental agencies. This virtual conference is intended to help inform and inspire those who are interested in or plan to submit for an upcoming small business innovation research/small business technology transfer (SBIR/STTR) solicitation.

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Workshop: From Brain to Bedside: Translation of Next-Generation Circuit Therapies on June 29-30, 2021

The Translation of Next-Generation Circuit Therapies Workshop will focus on the use of innovative and novel tools, which includes optogenetics, chemogenetics, and gene editing, as well as cutting-edge approaches to neuromodulation. Sessions will discuss existing approaches to circuit manipulation, advances in gene therapy approaches, and how they may inform future CNS circuit therapies.

Registration for this virtual workshop is free and now open.

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