How do I determine if I am an early-career or established investigator?
Generally, early career investigators are university faculty at the assistant professor level (or hold an equivalent position in a non-university research organization). Established investigators are university faculty at the associate professor level or above.
Who can apply for a CURE Epilepsy grant?
For most CURE Epilepsy awards, both established and early-career investigators may apply. The CURE Epilepsy Taking Flight award is specifically designed for advanced postdoctoral fellows, neurology fellows, and new faculty who are beginning to transition to independent investigators. Please refer to the CURE Epilepsy website for information on who specifically qualifies to apply for each of our grant categories.
Can I apply for a CURE Epilepsy grant at any time?
Unfortunately, no. CURE Epilepsy does not accept unsolicited proposals. Researchers interested in applying for a grant must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Calls for LOIs are announced on CURE Epilepsy’s website and via email, so please be sure to check the website regularly. You may also contact us to have your name added to our email list.
Does CURE Epilepsy fund only academic laboratories?
CURE Epilepsy funds research from academic and non-academic laboratories. We fund researchers working at universities, companies, and non-profit research institutions.
Can I submit more than one grant application in the same cycle?
Yes, if the two applications have completely different hypotheses and specific aims. You may not submit the same grant to multiple categories at the same time.
I was/am a reviewer. Can I still apply?
If you have previously reviewed for CURE Epilepsy, you may submit an application. You will be ineligible to review during the cycle in which you submit an application.
I’ve received a grant in the past. Can I apply again?
Yes. You are welcome to apply for a grant as a current/former CURE Epilepsy grantee. It should be noted, though, that a current grantee cannot receive funding on two different awards at the same time. You are welcome to apply for a new award as long as funding for the new award would begin after the current award has ended. As with all applicants, you must go through CURE Epilepsy’s standard application process. The first step is submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI).
I applied last year, but was not awarded funding. I have addressed the concerns voiced in the reviews of my original application and would like to reapply. Can I reapply, and if so, what is the process?
Yes, you are welcome to reapply. However, you must go through CURE Epilepsy’s standard application process. The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).
I'm interested in submitting a LOI for an open CURE Epilepsy award with a scientist who is already involved in another CURE Epilepsy funding requests this possible?
Yes, this person can be a collaborator on your project (no percent salary given) but cannot be a co-PI (salary given).
Are multiple researchers from the same institution allowed to apply for the same grant?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of researchers from the same institution who can apply for the same grant.
Are international applicants eligible to apply?
Yes, international applicants are eligible to apply for CURE Epilepsy grants. All application materials must be submitted in English and should be written with a clear hypothesis and specific aims as is consistent with the U.S. grant making system.