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Funding News - Epilepsy Research for Junior Investigators

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) encourage applications for collaborative awards in epilepsy research for junior investigators.

Epilepsy—characterized by the repeated occurrence of uncontrolled seizures—is one of the most common neurological disorders in the United States.  Currently it affects approximately 15 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds.  Despite many decades of research, new drugs, and advances in surgery, many people with epilepsy still suffer.  The goal of this announcement is to stimulate epilepsy research by promoting collaborations among junior investigators.  Junior investigators are considered to be graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty (at or below the rank of assistant professor).

For more information, potential applicants should contact Margaret Jacobs, Program Director, Channels, Synapses, and Circuits Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-1917; e-mail:  For a more detailed description of this program announcement, visit