The American Epilepsy Society Fellows program provides support for junior clinicians and scientists to attend the AES Annual Meeting, where they learn about advances in epilepsy care and research, and participate in mentorship, networking, and training programs. This program reflects the AES commitment to nurturing early-career epilepsy professionals and supporting their career development.

 

Both the nomination form AND the application form must be submitted by August 29, 2018.

  • Application Form (Must be completed by fellow or postdoctoral trainee)
  • Nomination Form (Must be completed by fellowship program director, or lab director/postdoctoral mentor)

 

Fellows accepted to the program receive a $750 travel stipend to attend the AES Annual Meeting along with complimentary AES meeting registration and a complimentary one-year AES membership. During the AES Annual Meeting, fellows participate in mentorship and training activities including:

  • Breakfast and lunch with an AES member mentor, matched based on professional interest
  • Pre-meeting orientation (new for 2018)
  • Dinner reception with the AES Board of Directors
  • Career skills training (new for 2018)
  • Career pathways session with breakout discussions with panelists
  • The Annual Fundamentals of Epilepsy Symposium and the Hoyer Lecture
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Support for underrepresented minorities.

Approximately 100 fellows from institutions in the US and Canada will be accepted, including clinical fellows in approved epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, or neurosurgery fellowship programs, and up to 15 postdoctoral research fellows and trainees with advanced degrees in professional fields related to nursing, pharmacology, pharmacy, psychology, and basic science.

 

Diversity Initiative in the Fellows Program

In 2018, the AES Fellows Program will provide targeted support to outstanding fellows from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in clinical care and biomedical research, including racial and ethnic groups and those with disabilities. Fellows who indicate and interest in this initiative will be matched to mentors with experience in the challenges and opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups.

 

Fellows Program Criteria and Instructions

  1. Clinical Fellow applicants must be enrolled in an ACGME-approved fellowship program or other eligible training at an institution in the US or Canada at the time of the Annual Meeting. Residents and medical students are not eligible to participate.
  2. Nominations for clinical fellows must be submitted by the fellowship program director. Only one fellow may be nominated per program. Clinical fellows may be in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, or neurosurgery programs, though preference will be given to programs with an emphasis on epilepsy. Institutions with clearly distinct adult and pediatric fellowship programs may submit one nomination from each program.
  3. Postdoctoral research fellows or other trainees (PhD or equivalent advanced degree) in nursing, pharmacology, pharmacy, psychology, basic science, and other relevant fields must be nominated by their mentors and are considered separately. Only one applicant may be nominated per mentor and/or department.
  4. Abstract submission to the AES Annual Meeting is not required for participation. However, nominees giving presentations or displaying posters at the meeting will be given priority.
  5. Applicants should not register for the 2018 Annual Meeting until they have received notification regarding whether they have been accepted to the AES Fellows Program. Notifications will be sent in time for applicants to receive the Early-Bird Registration pricing for the meeting.
  6. Accepted participants in the AES Fellows Program receive a $750 travel stipend, complimentary meeting registration, and a one-year AES membership.
  7. If chosen to participate in the AES Fellows Program you MUST attend the AES Annual Meeting and the mentorship and training sessions on Friday, November 28, 2018. You will also be invited to attend a pre-meeting orientation and a reception with the Board of Directors on Thursday, November 27, 2018.
  8. Prior AES Fellows Program participants are not eligible, nor are current recipients of an AES early career grant or fellowship.
  9. The AES Fellows Junior Investigators Professional Development Committee will select the Fellows Program participants. Notifications will be sent out via email in September.


Applications and nominations are due by August 29, 2018

Both the nomination form AND the application form must be submitted by the deadline.

  • Application Form (Must be completed by fellow or postdoctoral trainee)
  • Nomination Form (Must be completed by fellowship program director, or lab director/postdoctoral mentor)

 

Questions?

Please send all inquiries about the 2018 Fellows Program to Susan Fargo (sfargo@aesnet.org).

 

Funding for the 2018 AES Fellows program will be provided by industry supporters to be announced.