2018 Epilepsy Pipeline Conference

Watch Community Day of the 2018 Edition of the Epilepsy Foundation Conference, Live from San Francisco on Saturday, February 24


New Grant Opportunity Announced!

NINDS Center for SUDEP Research Pilot

  • Full Grant Proposal due March,14 2018 at 5 pm  
  • Award up to $80,000 up to 1 year
  • How to apply
  • For questions, contact Anita Zaremba at axz2@case.edu


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.

Epilepsy Innovation Institute - My Seizure Gauge Initiative

Letters of Intent due: December 22, 2017 (LOI phase closed)


New Therapy Commercialization Grant and Epilepsy Seal of Innovation Award

Letters of Intent due: February 1, 2018 - apply via proposalCENTRAL


SUDEP Biomarker Challenge Prize

Accepting Submission Entries up to October 2020


Rare Epilepsy Network Registry - Data Request

Now Accepting Research Requests


Conference Support

Now Accepting Applications


Looking for 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.


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.


What is the general timeline for a 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?


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.

Authored Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013