DSF’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program develops academic physicians and scientists committed to research related to Dravet syndrome and associated ion channel epilepsies. The fellowship is intended to support a full-time research effort. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $50,000 over the 12 month award. The number of awards is contingent upon the availability of funds. Award funds are made to the institution in two payments for direct expenses of the fellow (salary and benefits). No indirect costs are provided. Submission of scientific and financial reports are due no later than 30 days after the completion of project.
Post-doctoral Fellowship Grants may be appropriate for either basic/translational research or clinical research:
Basic/Translational Research Grants support research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of Dravet syndrome; slow or halt the of progression of the disease, characteristics, or comorbidities of the disease; and/or reduce mortality. Studies focusing on quality of life are not appropriate for this research focus area. These grants are appropriate for fellows with either a Ph.D or an M.D. who are proposing research projects that are laboratory- or field- based. A project involving clinical trial samples for a study in conjunction with a clinician that does not involve the Applicant having direct patient interaction would also be appropriate for the Basic/Translational Focus area.
Clinical Research Grants support hypothesis-driven clinical research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of Dravet syndrome; slow or halt the of progression of the disease, characteristics, or comorbidities of the disease; and/or reduce mortality. This research will be patient-oriented research in which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects/patients. Such studies may be conducted in conjunction with laboratory-based research, as appropriate. This includes studies such as therapeutic interventions or clinical trials.
Contact information submitted to the ERC will be used to help connect epilepsy researchers with funding organizations exclusively. Your email will not be sold or shared with organizations unrelated to this effort.
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