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Cure Epilepsy

You can help find a cure.

Like Ben 4% of the population will have epilepsy at some stage of their life. At the Epilepsy Foundation we are committed to not only supporting people living with epilepsy today but also working with researchers and the medical community to find a cure for tomorrow.

The Australian Epilepsy Research Fund supports research into curing epilepsy or reducing the impact of epilepsy on people’s lives.

Research priorities

The Australian Epilepsy Research Fund aims to advance understanding and improve treatment of epilepsy by supporting researchers, universities, research institutes and hospitals, with a commitment to supporting innovation and excellence in medical and psycho-social research

The Foundation aims to ensure that its funds are directed towards high quality research and high quality researchers.

The areas of focus for the Australian Epilepsy Research Fund include:

  • Pre-clinical research
  • Applied/Translational research
  • Clinical research
  • Social/community

To find out more about the Australian Epilepsy Research Fund click here

To find out more about the Epilepsy Foundation research priorities click here

Request for Applications

The Epilepsy Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Funding Round of the Australian Epilepsy Research Fund is open as of November 1st 2018Applications are to be submitted by 31 January 2019, with applications to be assessed in early 2019 and funding allocations announced in early 2019.

Requests may be made for up to $1 million for projects spanning up to 5 years in duration.

To find out more about applying for the 2018 Funding Round click here

More information can be found in the following documents:

AERF Guidelines for Assessors

AERF Guidelines for Applicants

AERF Glossary

 

Support people living with epilepsy

There are two ways you can support us to find a cure.

1. Donate today to the Australian Epilepsy Research Fund. All donations to the Australian Epilepsy Research Fund are tax deductible.

2. Contribute your knowledge or expertise as a researcher in this field. Only organisations with both Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status can apply for research grants. To find out more about the Australian Epilepsy Research Fund click here.

If you would like further information email research@epilepsyfoundation.org.au.