SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE): 2017 CURE Taking Flight Award

CURE is accepting applications to promote the careers of young investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s). Researchers may propose basic or clinical studies, but this award mechanism is not intended to support clinical trials. Research that involves collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach is desirable. Award amount is up to $100,000 for one year. The LOI deadline is November 16, 2016 by 9:00pm EST.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE): 2017 Cure Taking Flight Award
http://www.cureepilepsy.org

CURE is accepting applications to promote the careers of young investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s). Researchers may propose basic or clinical studies, but this award mechanism is not intended to support clinical trials. Research that involves collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach is desirable. Applicant will be required to discuss how this avenue of research is independent from his or her mentor’s research, and will lead him or her to a path of independent epilepsy research. CURE encourage studies that will provide new directions for epilepsy therapy, prevention and, ultimately, a cure and that will allow applicants to collect the data necessary to support a National Institutes of Health grant application. Eligible applicants include senior postdoctoral fellows who have a minimum of three years postdoctoral experience, clinical fellows who are Neurology Residents in their Neurology training who are considering Epilepsy Fellowships, or newly appointed faculty within one year of having completed postdoctoral training.  Individuals from any country are eligible to apply; you do not have to be a US citizen or working in the US to apply for this award. Funds may not be used to support equipment purchases. Indirect costs are not supported.

LOI Deadline: November 16, 2016 by 9:00pm EST. Invited applications will be due by February 16, 2017 by 9:00pm EST with award announcements by May 2017; earliest projected start date would be July 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.cureepilepsy.org/research/grant_flight.asp

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.2867.