Epilepsy Canada: New Investigator Award

The 2023 Epilepsy Canada New Investigator Award grant application is now open. 

Epilepsy Canada is partnering with CURE Epilepsy in a grant opportunity for Canadian investigators. With consistent and complementary missions, this is an opportunity for both organizations to promote the best in epilepsy research. Canadian grant applications will be reviewed by a panel of Canadian reviewers.

This investigator-initiated grant mechanism seeks to push the envelope and accelerate promising research leading to disease-modifying breakthroughs for people living with epilepsy. Epilepsy Canada and CURE Epilepsy prioritize highly innovative, risky, paradigm-shifting projects that address both organizations’ mission to cure epilepsy, affirming our core belief that the only acceptable final goal is “no seizures, no side-effects.”

Amount: $75,000 CDN for one year 

Eligibility:   Applicant must be a new investigator at the date of the application deadline (March 31, 2023). A new investigator is defined as individual holding an appointment to a Canadian University or Hospital Institution and within five years of their first academic appointment. Academic appointment is defined as an appointment that allows an individual to apply for research grants as an independent investigator. 


LOI - Janaury 23, 2023 

Full Application - March 31, 2023

Website: https://www.epilepsy.ca/current-rfps

Upcoming Deadlines