Spring 2013 grant cycle provides $348,000

Fall 2012 grant cycle provides $1,277,643

Treatments, prevention, detection, and care-giving are the major beneficiaries of $1,277,643 in research and education grants the Epilepsy Foundation recently awarded to teams around the globe. From examining how epilepsy alters gene pathways to testing new seizure-monitoring devices, the money will support forty one projects in six categories.

As the largest non-government funder of epilepsy research, the Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

We fund research that is focused on a cure for epilepsy and aimed at eliminating seizures, side-effects and other consequences of epilepsy. Specifically, we provide funding for research on projects that enhance our knowledge and understanding of epilepsy; topic areas that are underfunded or of growing importance; promising new ideas or discoveries that have potential for breakthroughs in the treatment, management and prevention of epilepsy; and various initiatives including severe symptomatic epilepsies, cognitive and psychiatric aspects of epilepsy, morbidity and mortality, youth, women and seniors.

Not only do we fund research for epilepsy, we also advocate for increased federal funding of research. But we cannot do this alone. You can help by donating to support epilepsy research or speaking up about epilepsy to your representative in Congress.

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