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Grant Opportunities

CURE awards grants for novel research projects that address finding the cures for epilepsy and address the goal of “no seizures, no side-effects". Specifically, we fund research that works to understand and prevent epilepsy, identify disease modifying or eliminating therapies, eliminate SUDEP, and reverse deficits caused by frequent seizures.

This award explores a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that has the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation in epilepsy research.
 

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2017 Funding Cycle

Cycle 1
 

Deadline for Receipt of LOI: November 16, 2016 - 9pm ET

Full Application Invitations: by January 12, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications: February 23, 2017 - 9pm ET

Anticipated Award Announcement: May 2017

Earliest Project Start Date: July 2017

 

Cycle 2
 

Deadline for Receipt of LOI: April 19, 2017 - 9pm ET

Full Application Invitations: by May 26, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications: July 6 2017 - 9pm ET

Anticipated Award Announcement: October 2017

Earliest Project Start Date: January 2018

The Taking Flight Award seeks to promote the careers of young epilepsy investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s).
 

See LOI Guidelines
 

2017 Funding Cycle

Cycle 1
 

Deadline for Receipt of LOI: November 16, 2016 - 9pm ET

Full Application Invitations: by January 12, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications: February 23, 2017 - 9pm ET

Anticipated Award Announcement: May 2017

Earliest Project Start Date: July 2017

 

Cycle 2

Deadline for Receipt of LOI: April 19, 2017 - 9pm ET

Full Application Invitations: by May 26, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications: July 6 2017 - 9pm ET

Anticipated Award Announcement: October 2017

Earliest Project Start Date: January 2018

The 2017 CURE Epilepsy Award priority areas reflect CURE’s continued focus on scientific advances that have the potential to truly transform the lives of those affected by epilepsy, with prevention and disease modification as critical goals.
 

See LOI Guidelines
 

2017 Funding Cycle

Cycle 1
 

Deadline for Receipt of LOI: November 16, 2016 - 9pm ET

Full Application Invitations: by January 12, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications: February 23, 2017 - 9pm ET

Anticipated Award Announcement: May 2017

Earliest Project Start Date: July 2017

 

Cycle 2
 

Deadline for Receipt of LOI: April 19, 2017 - 9pm ET

Full Application Invitations: by May 26, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications: July 6 2017 - 9pm ET

Anticipated Award Announcement: October 2017

Earliest Project Start Date: January 2018

CURE's Sleep and Epilepsy Award seeks to accelerate promising research into the molecular-, cellular-, and systems-level mechanisms that underlie the relationships between sleep and epilepsy. The main goal of the program is to advance our understanding of sleep and epilepsy in a way that will ultimately translate to significant help for patients. The award mechanism requires a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach.
 

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2016 Funding Cycle

Release Date: October 27, 2016

Deadline for Receipt of LOI: December 29, 2016 - 9pm ET

Full Application Invitations: by February 3, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications: March 1, 2017 - 9pm ET

Anticipated Award Announcement: April 2017

This new, targeted program was created in collaboration with the Department of Defense, Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program, under award number W81XWH-15-2-0069. The program will support a team approach to advancing a greater understanding of the factors that may lead to Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (PTE).

 

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