Research & Funding
We want to create a world without epilepsy. To make this vision a reality, the Epilepsy Foundation supports research that leads to better treatments and care. Learn more about our epilepsy research programs.
About Our Research & Funding
As part of our mission, we make sure the brightest new researchers become involved in epilepsy research. With the help of our partners, our investments in new therapies are bringing better treatments to people living with epilepsy.Learn more about our research and funding
Research Roundtable for Epilepsy (RRE)
We started this initiative to fix roadblocks in the research and development of epilepsy treatment. Each roundtable focuses on a single critical issue and allows an in-depth discussion in a pre-competitive space.Learn more about the Research Roundtable for Epilepsy
Epilepsy Pipeline Conference
This conference showcases the latest developments in epilepsy innovations. People with epilepsy, healthcare professionals and other members of the epilepsy community come together to learn about the latest treatments.Learn more about the Pipeline Conference
We invite entries representing the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care. The winner(s) of the Shark Tank Competition receive international recognition and monetary prize awards to support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology, or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy.Learn more about the Shark Tank
Startup Accelerator Course
Each week for six weeks beginning in the spring of 2024, we bring featured experts in epilepsy and successful entrepreneurs to startup founders to provide participants selected for the program with multiple perspectives and considerations to commercialize a venture.Learn more about the Course
There is a shortage of epilepsy specialists in the U.S. We need to invest in our workforce to ensure the best and brightest are tackling the challenges our epilepsy community faces. We’re supporting the next generation of scientists with funding, training, and apprenticeship.Learn more about our Fellowship Programs
The Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System (ELHS)
Imagine a healthcare system that brings together families, communities, clinicians, researchers, and health system leaders. By learning from each other, we can empower all people with epilepsy to live their highest quality of life. ELHS is a system for how we work together to improve quality of life, seizure control, and seizure freedom.Learn more about the Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System
Rare Epilepsy Network (REN)
Each year, more people get diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy. Because each syndrome population is small, research to unlock answers in treatment is not moving fast enough. We’ve joined forces with over 32 organizations to create the first ever registry for rare epilepsy.Learn more about the Rare Epilepsy Network
With over 3.4 million U.S. citizens living with epilepsy, the impact of our work matters.
Find a Clinical Trial
Find ongoing epilepsy clinical trials that you can consider.
A community-supported tool that provides updates on new drugs, devices, and more.
Epilepsy Device Wiki
Explore our searchable catalog of devices and apps developed for epilepsy.
Research News & Stories
Explore news and stories about the latest epilepsy research and innovations.