The Innovator Award supports the exploration of a highly innovative, often risky new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to epilepsy.
This award is available to both established and early career investigators*. Researchers who serve on CURE’s Scientific Advisory Council are ineligible to apply for or sponsor a grant for the duration of their term. International applicants are welcome. All materials must be submitted in English.
* 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. Post-doctoral fellows may not apply for this award.
Requests may be made for up to $50,000 for one year. Funding requests may include salary support for the PI, technical staff and/or collaborators; supplies, animal costs, etc.; and travel to an epilepsy-related conference if the PI is presenting his/her CURE-funded research. Funds are not to be used to purchase equipment. Indirect costs are not supported.
2018 Funding Cycle
Deadline for Receipt of LOI: Monday, January 8th, 2018 – 9pm ET
Full Application Invitations: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 – 9pm ET
Anticipated Award Announcement: July 2018
Anticipated Project Start Date: September 2018