September 13, 2021

Researcher Update: September 2021

In this month’s update I want to invite you to join us on Friday, September 17th at 7pm CT for Unite to CURE Epilepsy. Our free virtual fundraising event highlights the incredibly critical work that you do that gives people with epilepsy and their loved ones hope that advancements in science are on the horizon and that there will be new discoveries that will change their lives.  

This inspirational event will feature promising updates from researchers, including colleagues that have been funded by CURE Epilepsy, moving stories from the epilepsy community, and amazing guests. 

The event is free to all. It is through the money raised at this event that we are able to fund our grants to epilepsy researchers. To share in the evening, please register here.

In this month’s Researcher Update you’ll also find information on:  

The September 17th deadline to apply for CURE Epilepsy COVID-19 Research Continuity Fund is fast approaching. 

The CURE Epilepsy COVID-19 Research Continuity Fund will provide reimbursements of up to $15,000 for research-related expenses incurred because of institutional shutdowns during the 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 generous gift from the Cotton Family in honor of Vivian Cotton.  


  • Request for Applications Open: Open Now!
  • End of Application Submission Period: This Friday, September 17, 2021, 9pm ET

Learn more and apply »

AES is accepting applications for the Sergievsky Award for Epilepsy Health Equity and Diversity through January 14, 2022. 

The Sergievsky award provides support for early-career physicians and scientists who are members of underrepresented communities, with preference for Black or African American candidates. The award’s goal is to facilitate launching these individuals’ careers into leadership in academic clinical research in the field of epilepsy. 

The award provides: 

  • $75,000 per year for two years of support (for a total award of $150,000) 
  • Two years of complimentary AES membership 
  • Complimentary registration to the two AES Annual Meetings that occur during the award period 

Learn more and apply »

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