The Epilepsy Foundation is offering fellowships for undergraduate, master’s and PhD students. Full details:
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
‣ 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.
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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