Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), is a leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy.

The CURE Innovator Award supports the exploration of a highly innovative, often risky new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to epilepsy. The Innovator Award proposed research must reflect ideas substantially different from those being pursued by anyone in the epilepsy research field. The program is not intended to support the logical progression of an already established research project but, instead, allows Principal Investigators (PIs) the opportunity to pursue radically unconventional, paradigm-shifting hypotheses. CURE AwardsThis award mechanism supports high-risk studies that have the potential to reveal entirely new areas of epilepsy research.
Research completed through an Innovator Award must provide sufficient preliminary data to enable the PI to prove or disprove their groundbreaking, original, and/or unconventional hypothesis and have the potential, if the scope of work is successful, to move epilepsy research forward by leaps rather than by incremental steps.
Lloc de presentació
El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
Servei de Recerca. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003 Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.04.00.
Carol Barnwell, Ext.: 1670
Marta López, Ext.: 1576
Convocatòria (URL)
This award is available to both established and early career investigators*. Researchers who serve on CURE’s Scientific Advisory Council are ineligible to apply for or sponsor a grant for the duration of their term. International applicants are welcome. All materials must be submitted in English.

* Generally, early career investigators are university faculty at the assistant professor level (or hold an equivalent position in a non-university research organization). Established investigators are university faculty at the associate professor level or above. Post-doctoral fellows may not apply for this award.
$ 50,000
1 year
The call has a two-stage procedure:
  • Letters of Intent (LOI) due on January 8, 2018 - 9pm ET
  • Full applications are due on March 28, 2018 - 9pm ET

    All letters of intent must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL:

  • Arxius

    2018 Innovator LOI guidelines_NEW 110717.pdf