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Clinical Research Training Apprenticeship

Grants to USA Neurology Residents and Epilepsy Fellows for
Research Related to the Care of Individuals with Epilepsy

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Epilepsy Foundation (EF) and American Epilepsy Society (AES)

Deadline Date:

09/30/19 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants of $35,000 to USA neurology residents and epilepsy fellow for a clinical research program related to the care of individuals with epilepsy. Funding is intended for a one-year program during which trainees will have a first-hand opportunity to learn about clinical research and be involved with an ongoing rigorous research endeavor. The project description must contain the research training plan and the mentorship plan. Grant funds may be used for research expenses, coursework/training, or to support up to 25% of the applicant's salary and fringe benefits.

The Foundation recognizes that there is limited feasibility in an epilepsy trainee getting a new study off the ground and completed within the course of a year due to administrative issues from IRB approvals to recruitment of participants. However, they believe that it is critical for clinical trainees to be able to conduct research and have exposure to clinical investigation for their professional development. Therefore, the Foundation provides this opportunity for trainees to perform research under the umbrella of an ongoing research study, and to be mentored by one of the senior investigators on the study team who will provide didactic training and support during the course of the award. 

Research studies would fall under the T1-T4 types of clinical research as defined by new Institute of Medicine and Clinical Translational Study Awards. The goal is for the trainee to perform original research but also to learn research methodology from experts. This apprenticeship program is a way for awardees to gain exposure to ongoing clinical investigation as well as develop scientific skills. They may also be able to obtain preliminary data for future grant submissions. 

Examples of research studies could be but are not limited to:

  • New analysis of a patient subset within the ongoing clinical research
  • Determination of study recruitment effectiveness and ways to improve the clinical trial design
  • Incorporating a wearables device component to the ongoing study
  • Conducting a seizure frequency/cycles/triggers analysis on collected data
  • Including an additional quality of life measure,
  • Adding a healthcare utilization study component

The application must identify a mentor who will work with the applicant to create an individualized training program that could consist of both didactic training and a supervised research experience designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills in the chosen area of research and foster the career goals of the candidate. 

For examples of T1-T4 studies, see: https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Guidelines%20CRTA%20Aug19.pdf#page=7



GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186624

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Clinical Research Training Apprenticeship awards $35,000.

Term of Contract:

This is a one-year program. Project commence on July 6, 2020.

Awardees may defer their award up to 1 year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for this grant, applicants must either be:
- A neurology resident applying to an epilepsy fellowship at a NAEC level 3 or 4 epilepsy center in the United States, or
- An epilepsy fellow (or instructor equivalent) currently at a NAEC level 3 or 4 epilepsy center in the United States

Applicants can also be adult or pediatric neurology residents in their final two (2) years of training who are applying or have been accepted to an epilepsy or clinical neurophysiology fellowship at an NAEC level 3 or 4 center. Applicants may also be an instructor equivalent of a fellow to be eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Monday, September 30, 2019: Full-length proposals are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time
- January 6, 2020: Awardees notified (Epilepsy Foundation may adjust date without notice to applicants)
- July 6, 2020: Projects commence. Awardees may defer their award up to 1 year.

The application must upload letters of support from the fellowship training director, the principal investigator of the research endeavor and mentor.

The American Epilepsy Society will provide administration of the award and contribute one year of membership and registration to the AES Annual Meeting, where the awardee will be included in mentorship and professional development opportunities alongside a cohort of early career epilepsy scientists.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/ (Type in Epilepsy Foundation in the search box at the top right.)

For technical support: pcsupport@altum.com

For questions: sdumanis@efa.org

Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place West, Suite 230
Landover, MD 20785
Main: 301-459-3700
grants@efa.org
grants@aesnet.org

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