Apply for a Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship at The Epilepsy Foundation of America
Human and/or Animal Subjects/Tissues
When human subjects or tissues are to be used in a research project, it is the responsibility of the grantee and the institution to ensure that the institution has a complete copy of the research protocol approved by the Institution’s Human Subject Review Board, a copy of that Board’s current approval notice, and a copy of the patient informed consent form(s). If available, a copy of these documents should be submitted with the application. If awarded a grant, these documents must be submitted before funding can begin.
When animal and/or animal tissues are used, it is the responsibility of the grantee and the institution to ensure that the institution has a complete copy of the institution’s animal care and use committee approval. If available, a copy of these documents should be submitted with the application. If awarded a grant, these documents must be submitted before funding can begin.
Epilepsy Foundation Policy on Use of Animals in Research
All entities that receive funding from the Epilepsy Foundation must adhere to the following principles:
1. Animals shall be used in biomedical research only when no other means of obtaining scientifically sound, valid, and useful results are available.
2. The minimum number of appropriate animals required to obtain and validate results shall be used.
3. The acquisition, care, and use of animals must be in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
4. Certifications must be received from research facilities prior to being approved for a research fellowship that the facility(ies), its researchers, and employees adhere to the Animal Welfare Act, National Research CouncilGuide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and any appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture or National Institutes of Health regulations and standards.
5. In cases requiring the death of an animal, only the most appropriate and humane form of euthanasia shall be used consistent with the purpose of the research.
Special Instructions to Applicants
* In order to guarantee review, applications MUST BE RECEIVED by the deadline date.
* All assurances regarding human subjects should be included with the completed application, if available. If awarded, failure to provide the required documentation in a timely fashion may result in the award being rescinded.
* For an application to be considered complete, all institutional signatures and approvals must be included on the signature page and uploaded into the application before the time of submission and not submitted separately. A signed, scanned copy of the signature page must be uploaded as a proposal attachment.
* Letters of recommendation must be included with the application and not submitted separately.
* NO additional information for an application will be accepted after the due date including supplemental data to the research plan and letters of recommendation.
All applications are due by August 31, 2011 for funding to begin either January 1, 2012 or July 1, 2012. A complete application must be submitted via the proposalCentral system by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on August 31, 2011. The proposalCentral system can be accessed at https://www.proposalcentral.altum.com.
Applications will not be accepted, nor any parts of the application, if sent to the Foundation offices by U.S. mail.
Scholarship Application Deadline: August 31, 2011