The Taking Flight Award seeks to promote the careers of young epilepsy investigators, enabling them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s).
You must fall into one of the following categories to be eligible for the Taking Flight Award:
- A senior postdoctoral fellow who has a minimum of 3 years postdoctoral experience
- A clinical fellow who is a Neurology Resident in his/her Neurology training and considering Epilepsy Fellowships
- Newly appointed faculty within one year of having completed postdoctoral training
International applicants are welcome; you do not have to be a US citizen or working in the US to apply for this award. All materials must be submitted in English.
Requests may be made for up to $100,000 for one year. Funding requests may include salary support for the PI, technical staff and/or collaborators; supplies, animal costs, publication fees 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