ILAE Research Skills Bursaries of the Neurobiology Commission

The Neurobiology Commission of the International League Against of Epilepsy (ILAE) is now offering Research Skills bursaries for young trainees and investigators to undertake short laboratory visits to acquire training in a new neurobiology method or technology to advance their research career. The bursaries will cover expenses (e.g. travel, accommodation) to a maximum of $2,000 per applicant.

The ILAE also provides Travel Bursaries for young trainees and investigators with limited financial resources to attend scientific meetings, workshops or other training opportunities that promise to advance their research career. The bursaries will cover travel expenses to a maximum of $2,000 per applicant.

Eligible individuals are trainees and investigators within a graduate program or up to 10 years after the completion of their graduate degree (MD, PhD, Pharm D or equivalent) who are involved in research on the neurobiology of epilepsy. Preference will be given to eligible candidates who live and work in countries with limited resources or low and lower-middle income economies according to WHO classifications ( or individuals from countries with more developed economies who provide evidence of financial constraints preventing attendance to the designated activity.

Applicants are required to submit:

(a) completed request form,

(b) a biosketch

(c) description and agenda of the targeted scientific activity

(d) evidence of acceptance at the targeted scientific activity

Selection will be done competitively by the members of the Neurobiology Commission of the ILAE.

Please see attached documents for further details. To apply, you will be required to email the attached request form and all requested documents by August 1st 2022 to:

Please address the request to:

 David C. Henshall, PhD, Neurobiology Commission of the ILAE, Chair.

Please include “NBC Research Skills application”  or “NBC Travel bursary application” in the email subject line.