DSF Postdoctoral Fellowships
DSFs Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award develops academic physicians and scientists committed to research related to Dravet syndrome and associated ion channel epilepsies. The fellowship is intended to support a full-time research effort. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $75,000 over the 12 month award. The number of awards is contingent upon the availability of funds. Award funds are made to the institution in two payments for direct expenses of the fellow (salary and benefits). No indirect costs are provided for this award category. Submission of scientific and financial reports are due no later than 60 days after the completion of project.
Post-doctoral Fellowship Grants may be appropriate for either basic/translational research or clinical research.
Basic/Translational Research Grants support research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of Dravet syndrome; slow or halt the of progression of the disease, characteristics, or comorbidities of the disease; and/or reduce mortality. Studies focusing on quality of life are not appropriate for this research focus area. These grants are appropriate for fellows with either a Ph.D or an M.D. who are proposing research projects that are laboratory- or field- based.
Investigators applying for a postdoctoral fellowship should ensure their proposed project addresses the needs of the Dravet syndrome community and DSF’s mission to support research toward better treatments and a cure for Dravet syndrome.
Tags: Dravet Syndrome, SCN1A, Models, Mechanisms, Devices, Technologies, Stem Cells, Biomarkers, Genetics, Antiepileptic Drugs, SUDEP
Mary Anne Meskis