Epilepsy Foundation fellowships in Health and Behavioral Sciences in USA | 2013
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The Epilepsy Foundation is offering fellowships for undergraduate, master’s and PhD students. Full details: 

Epilepsy Foundation fellowships in Health and Behavioral Sciences

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD degree.


Field(s): Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences.

Deadline: 22 March 2013.

Funded by:The Epilepsy Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Group): Scholarship is Open any citizens who can conduct research in USA.

Benefit( Value/ Inclusions):

Scholarship Duration: The Foundation’s Student Fellowship Programs offer qualified individuals the opportunity to develop expertise in epilepsy research through a three-month training experience.

Scholarship covers: Successful applicants receive a stipend of $3,000 over the three-month period of the award

Description

‣ The Epilepsy Foundation awards grants and fellowships for cutting-edge research into the causes of epilepsy.

Program goals include understanding basic mechanisms, developing new therapeutic approaches, understanding the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of having epilepsy, and encouraging the professional development of scientists and healthcare professionals.

The Foundation’s Student Fellowship Programs offer qualified individuals the opportunity to develop expertise in epilepsy research through a three-month training experience and involvement in a research project.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Epilepsy Foundation fellowships, candidates need to meet the following the following criteria:

Be enrolled, or accepted for enrolment, in medical school, a doctoral program, or other graduate program for the Health Sciences Student Fellowship;

be enrolled in an appropriate undergraduate or graduate program in the behavioral sciences for the Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowship;


Have a defined epilepsy-related study or research plan;
- Have a three-month free period during which to conduct the fellowship (generally during the summer);


Have a qualified mentor with expertise to supervise and provide guidance on the project; and


Have access to institutional resources, including an appropriate clinical or laboratory setting, to conduct the proposed project.

These fellowships are not intended for individuals who are pursuing a dissertation research project.

Students may be accepted at any point in their schooling. This includes the periods following acceptance but before beginning the first year and the period immediately following the final year.

Foundation fellowship programs are designed as training opportunities, and the quality of the training plans and environment are factors in the evaluation of proposals.


Students may re-apply for additional fellowship funding through the regular application process.

Applications from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged.


U.S. citizenship is not required; however, the project must be conducted in the U.S.

Applications are evaluated based on the quality of the proposed project; relevance of the proposed work to epilepsy and of the applicant’s interest in the field of epilepsy; the applicant’s qualifications; the mentor’s qualifications, including his/her commitment to the student and the project; and the adequacy of facility and the quality of the training environment for research related to epilepsy.

Scholarship Application Method

Apply online.

Scholarship Applications are due by 22 March 2013.

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website

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