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GrantsCURE awards grants for novel research projects that address finding the cures for epilepsy and address the goal of “no seizures, no side-effects.”

Specifically we fund: the understanding and prevention of epilepsy and SUDEP; the identification of disease modifying or eliminating therapies, and the reversal of deficits caused by frequent seizures.

CURE invests 88% of funds in its mission, among the highest percentage for charities nationwide.



Amount Category RFP* Purpose
CURE Epilepsy
$250,000 Challenge Award Fall This is a prestigious award for research in one of our priority areas: the basic mechanisms of epileptogenesis or the multifaceted causes of epilepsy.
Open
CURE epilepsy
$250,000 Prevention of Acquired Epilepsies Award Fall This award funds research relevant to the prevention and elimination of acquired (post-insult) epilepsies, including epilepsy caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, infection, and tumor. In the recent wars in the Middle East, the “signature wound” has been TBI, of which epilepsy is a common long-term consequence. In addition, the elderly are an especially high-risk group for developing epilepsy, caused by stroke and brain tumor.
Open
CURE epilepsy
$250,000 Pediatric Epilepsies Research Award Fall There are many known epilepsy syndromes that occur in the pediatric population. These epilepsies are often debilitating and difficult to treat with currently available therapies. CURE supports research projects of relevance to any or all of them.
Open
CURE epilepsy
$250,000 Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Award Fall Every year, more than 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy die from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). There is an urgent need for more research into the causes of SUDEP, including but not limited to the identification of SUDEP-specific biomarkers.
Open
CURE epilepsy
Up to $5 million Advancing Understanding of Infantile Spasms (IS) Periodic Infantile Spasms (IS) is a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome that can have profoundly negative long-term developmental and cognitive consequences. CURE supports collaborative, milestone-driven efforts that will advance the understanding of the underlying pathology of IS and lead to the development of a disease-modifying therapy or cure.
Closed
CURE epilepsy
$100,000 Taking Flight Award Summer The Taking Flight Award seeks to promote the careers of young epilepsy investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s).
Closed
CURE epilepsy
$50,000 Innovator
Award
Summer This award explores a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to epilepsy. The Innovator Award is not intended to support a logical progression of an already established research project but, instead, allows Principal Investigators (PIs) the opportunity to pursue innovative research studies. This award mechanism supports high-risk studies that have the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation.
Closed

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