Kevin's Pyramids, from left to right, top to bottom: Land of Enchantment, Luna, Omega, Pink Flamingos

The Kevin’s Fellow award is a way for donors to recognize and fund young researchers working in the field of epilepsy. Each year, a donor may select a fellow from our Next Generation Scientist Program, support their research grant, and track the progress of the investigator throughout their career. Kevin’s Fellows are named after Kevin Andrew Mateczun, a young man who struggled with epilepsy, and lost his life in an epilepsy-related accident. The Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to stop seizures, find cures, and help others overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation, founded in 1968, has a strong track record of funding new scientists. Many top epilepsy researchers working today received an Epilepsy Foundation grant early in their careers, and the Epilepsy Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society are continuing this legacy today. We are proud to partner with the American Epilepsy Society in this endeavor through our Next Generation Scientist Program.

Fund a Fellow

For those looking to make a significant impact through the funding of a fellow, please read more about how to make that happen on the Support our Reseach page.

Also in this Section

Kevin's Story: This program creates a legacy to Kevin's memory. 

Kevin’s Pyramids: Learn more and see the amazing artwork that helped launch this initiative.

Last Pyramid: Watch the award-winning documentary of Trish Barnes and her son Kevin.

The Significance of Kevin’s Fellows: Read about the Epilepsy Foundation’s special commitment to Next Generation Scientists

Kevin's Fellows, Past and Present: Saluting the scientists who have been named Kevin’s Fellows

Support Our Research: Two ways that you can support research in epilepsy through the pyramid project

Joyful Remembrance: Trish's new pyramid will honor the memory of loved ones lost to epilepsy

Next Generation Scientists: An overview of the program that Kevin’s Fellows supports