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Young Investigator Travel Awards for Gordon Research Conference
$1,000 Travel Award for Conference in Waterville, NH
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CURE is proud to be a sponsor of the Gordon Research Conference on Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization, which will be held August 19-24, 2012 in Waterville Valley, NH. This conference is particularly valuable for young investigators given its small size and opportunity to interact with leaders in the field. To recognize and honor outstanding young investigators conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy, CURE will select deserving candidates to receive a $1,000 travel award to offset registration and travel fees to attend the conference.
- Candidates must be investigators in the early stages of their careers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows or junior faculty (M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or the equivalent), who are conducting basic or clinical research relating to epilepsy. Applicants should be no more than 5 years beyond completion of their degrees.
- Applicants should be the presenting author on an abstract submitted for presentation at the conference.
- Note that candidates need to apply to present at the Gordon Conference through the GRC website. Once accepted, candidates will be contacted by the conference chair with instructions on how to register. For conference details, please visit www.grc.org.
- Candidates who have received travel support for the GRC from any other source are ineligible to apply for support from CURE.
The applicant’s abstract, curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from the applicant’s mentor should be emailed directly to Julie@CUREepilepsy.org. The recommendation letter should include the applicant’s research focus, role in the work presented in the abstract, promise as a future epilepsy investigator, and any information regarding the applicant’s status as an underrepresented minority.
Deadline for submission is June 15, 2012.
All inquiries should be directed to Julie Milder at Julie@CUREepilepsy.org or (312) 255-1801.