Targeted Funds for Targeted Impact

Your gift to the American Epilepsy Society will be designated for the area of greatest need. If you prefer instead to direct it to a specific named fund at AES, you may choose one of these funds when you make your donation: 

Lennox and Lombroso Trust for Research and Training 
Research grants and fellowships for junior investigators 

Supports fellowships and early career grants for pre- and postgraduates, plus newly independent faculty. Also recognizes role models for epilepsy research through support of the Lombroso Lecture at the AES Annual Meeting and the annual Founders Award, which recognizes an AES member for lifetime achievement related to advancing knowledge about epilepsy causes, treatment, and care. 

Susan S. Spencer Fund for Clinical Research and Education  
Clinical research fellowships 
Supports a two-year clinical research fellowship that provides clinical lab and methodology experience, plus the execution of a research project. Designed for new investigators at the beginning of their career. 

Sergievsky Research Fund for Epilepsy Health Equity and Diversity
Support work in underserved communities and for professionals from underrepresented groups
Dedicated to advancing the careers of doctors from underrepresented groups, preferably Black and African American, with an interest in medically underserved people with epilepsy. The fund was created through a gift from the estate of Kira Sergievsky, daughter of Gertrude H. and Boris Sergievsky.

Jack M. Pellock Pediatric Travel Award Fund 
Best pediatric paper(s) 
Supports the presentation of the best one or two pediatric abstracts by early career investigators every year at the AES Annual Meeting. Provides an ongoing platform for promoting excellence in pediatric epilepsy and advancing the careers of promising young professionals—just like Dr. Pellock did so admirably throughout his own career. 

J. Kiffin Penry Fund 
Programs to improve patient care and quality of life for persons with epilepsy 
Recognizes professionals who have demonstrated a lifelong focus on and genuine concern for the patient with epilepsy, as Dr. Penry did. Honors those whose work has had  a major  impact  on patient  care  and  improved the quality of life for persons with epilepsy. 

Fritz Dreifuss Epilepsy Fund 
Research and mentoring of young physicians 
Commemorates the leadership and passion Dr. Dreifuss brought to the care of his patients, the mentoring of young physicians, and the groundbreaking research he led. Supports an award and lecture that promotes clinical epilepsy research and outstanding patient care.  

Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman Ethical Neuropsychiatry Award Fund  
Advances in psychiatry in epilepsy care 
Raises awareness of the importance of psychiatry in epilepsy care. Supports papers and a lecture on the psycho-social aspects of epilepsy care and treatment. 

Suzanne and Peter Berry International Travel Award  Fund
Clinical investigators from developing countries 
Recognizes outstanding young investigators doing research in clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Middle East, or Latin America, by supporting travel to present their research at the AES Annual Meeting. 

Junior Mexican Epileptologists Travel Award Fund
Best paper(s) from the Mexican League Against Epilepsy
Supports the presentation of the best abstract(s) presented by early career investigators from the Mexican League Against Epilepsy every year at the AES Annual Meeting. Provides an ongoing platform for promoting excellence in epilepsy and advancing the careers of promising young professionals working in Mexico.
Grass Young Investigator Travel Award Fund
Supporting young investigators

This award recognizes and honors outstanding young investigators conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy. The Grass Foundation and AES combine resources to provide awards to deserving candidates to help support costs to present their research at the AES Annual Meeting.