The Epilepsy Foundation has two funding cycles per year. Not all programs are offered in each cycle. Only those listed below are available now through the Epilepsy Foundation.

2021 Shark Tank Competition

Throw it to the sharks!

The Epilepsy Foundation is inviting submissions representing the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care for its annual Shark Tank Competition. This year, we have two submission categories.  Learn more here.

Early Career Grant Programs

Rare Epilepsy Network Registry - Data Request

Now Accepting Research Requests

For questions, contact kfarrell@efa.org

Rare Epilepsy Network Partner Grants

No grants currently available by our partners in the Rare Epilepsy Network.

Other research opportunities?

  • Have you tried the Epilepsy Research Connection? The Epilepsy Foundation is part of an initiative to centralize different research grants in one database, to make it easier to search for available funding opportunities. Please take advantage of this resource.
  • THE BOW FOUNDATION:  We are pleased to announce two GNAO1 neurodevelopmental disorder research funding opportunities in 2021.  More details regarding the Bow Foundation $100,000 Grant Program and $50,000 Postdoctoral fellowship can be found attached. The deadline for initial letters of intent is February 15, 2021.  This year, particular consideration will be given to projects that carry the potential of more immediate benefits for patients and demonstrate collaboration across institutions. The application information is also located here on the Bow Foundation website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the research priorities of the Epilepsy Foundation?

Please click here for an overview of the strategic areas that we invest in.

What research grants does the Epilepsy Foundation support?

Here's a table with our research grant opportunities at a glance

Who should I contact, if I have a question about any grant program?

You can always email grants@efa.org for any questions.

If I want to advertise a grant opportunity on this page, who should I contact?

You can always email grants@efa.org and let us know about the upcoming research grant! We are happy to share research opportunities throughout the community.

What is the general timeline for an Epilepsy Foundation grant review process?

Here is an example timeline of the review process:

  • Spring Cycle
    • Grant opportunities announced: late December
    • Letters of Intent (LOIs) due: early February
    • LOI review: early to mid-March
    • Full applications due: May
    • Application Review: May-June
    • Funding Decision: late June
  • Fall Cycle
    • Grant opportunities announced: June
    • LOIs due: early August
    • LOI review: mid-August
    • Full applications due: end of September
    • Application Review: October-November
    • Funding Decision: late November

What is the Patent and Copyright Policy for grants?

This is our template: PATENT AND COPYRIGHT POLICY

Please note that the Epilepsy Foundation's Patent and Copyright Policy applies primarily to awards offered to academic institutions and is open to clarification as needed. Commercial companies that are offered funding to support their research will have the opportunity to negotiate a suitable agreement with the Foundation regarding intellectual property rights as needed.

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