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Epilepsy Foundation Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship

Epilepsy Foundation offers Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship for international students, USA 2013 

Study Subjects: All fields of research pertinent to epilepsy

Course Level: PhD

Scholarship Provider: Epilepsy Foundation

Scholarship can be taken at: USA 

Eligibility: If you are a current or previous recipient of a Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship award from the Epilepsy Foundation you are not eligible to apply in this category again. To be eligible to apply for a Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship, an applicant must:

-Be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy

-Have a defined dissertation research project

-Have a qualified preceptor with expertise to supervise and provide guidance on the aspects of the research related to epilepsy

-Have access to institutional resources to conduct the proposed research project

-The Epilepsy Foundation supports research within the United States and its territories only. Recipients of the fellowships must agree to comply with all relevant policies and guidelines of the Epilepsy Foundation

-U.S. citizenship is not required; however, research must be conducted in the U.S

-Applications from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: The Epilepsy Foundation awards grants and fellowships for cutting-edge research into the causes of epilepsy. Program goals include understanding basic mechanisms, developing new therapeutic approaches, understanding the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of having epilepsy, and encouraging the professional development of scientists and healthcare professionals. The purpose of the Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship is to support pre-doctoral students with dissertation research related to epilepsy. Applications from all fields of research pertinent to epilepsy will be considered. This fellowship provides one year of support for qualified individuals who are pursuing dissertation research with an epilepsy relevant theme, and who are working under the guidance of a preceptor with expertise to supervise in the area of epilepsy investigation. The fellowship carries a stipend of up to $20,000 ($19,000 for stipend and $1,000 to support travel to attend the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society). The number of awards granted each year is contingent on available funds. 

Apply: By Post

Deadline: August 31, 2012 

Further Scholarship Information and Application: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/research/grant-and-fellowship-opportunities.cfm

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