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Taking Flight Award

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.


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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



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