The Japan Epilepsy Research Foundation (JERF) Grant (year 2019)

Eligible grant recipients: Persons who wish to study at a facility in Japan for the purpose of clinical training or basic research into epilepsy.


  1. A host facility in Japan has been agreed upon.
  2. The training or research being applied for can be conducted within one year after issuance of the grant.
  3. The candidate is a physician of foreign citizenship who is studying epilepsy, is able to conduct daily conversation in Japanese or English, and is under 50 years of age at the time of application.
  4. The applicant must be an epilepsy researcher (Japan Epilepsy Society member) at host facility.

No. of grants: 3

Amount of grant: 750,000JPN Yen per grant

Payment of the grant: To be transferred in early April of 2019 to the account of the financial institution designated by the applicant (host researcher)

Expenses covered by the grant: There are no special restrictions as long as the expenses are for travel or accommodation, or are other expenses directly related to the training of the researcher.

How to apply:

  • The host facility has been decided upon: The host researcher of the facility accepting the candidate should download the designated application form from our Foundation’s website and fill out the required information. Then, send it to us by post to arrive within the period between October and the end of November 2018.
  • A host facility has not been decided upon: Refer to the JES Scholarship facilities list on the Japan Epilepsy Society website ( and, in order to negotiate directly with the host researcher, send them your resume, work experience, and recommendations from at least 2 persons. Then, after confirming the host facility, have the host researcher submit the application.

*We do not accept applications directly from candidates.

Selection method and notification:
Selection will be made at our Board of Directors meeting in March 2019 based on the content of the application form according to the Foundation’s rules and regulations, and each applicant (host researcher) will be promptly notified of the result in writing. The names, etc., of the recipients of the grant will be posted on the Foundation’s website in early April 2019.

Please contact us by E-mail in Japanese or English.
The Japan Epilepsy Research Foundation (JERF)

The Michael Prize 2019

Awarded for the first time in 1963 to encourage epilepsy research in Germany, to date the MICHAEL PRIZE is one of the most highly regarded international awards for the best contribution to clinical and experimental research which promote further developments in epileptology. It is awarded biennially and is specifically addressed to younger researchers not older than 45 years of age. The prize money is 20.000 Euro.

The MICHAEL PRIZE 2019 will be awarded for research in one of the following fields:

  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Neuropsychology, Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Epilepsy Genetics

The applicants may submit up to three scientific papers in English language, already published or submitted for publication; at least one of the papers, already published or not, must be from the period 2017 / 2018. The papers (publications or manuscripts) must be submitted to STIFTUNG MICHAEL before December 31, 2018 together with a curriculum vitae and with an indication which of the three eligible fields the applicant's research is referring to.

For entry form and upload, please consult:

The applications submitted will be rated by an independent jury consisting of: Heidrun Potschka, Munich / Germany; Yushi Inoue, Shizuoka / Japan; Jean Gotman, Montreal / Canada.

The final decision will be taken by the Board of Trustees of the Michael Foundation.
The MICHAEL PRIZE 2019 is kindly sponsored by UCB International

For information: Stiftung Michael Alsstr. 12 D – 53227 Bonn / Germany
Website: or

ANZ EEG Course & ESA Clinical Epilepsy Course Travel Grants

Clinical Epilepsy Course – Friday 8th February 2019
EEG Course – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2019
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) and the Epilepsy Society of Australia (ESA) are offering travel grants to neurology trainees and neurologists who have completed their training within the last 5 years to attend the Annual EEG Course and Clinical Epilepsy Course in Sydney in February 2019.

The Clinical Epilepsy Course is a one-day, case-based workshop focusing on the practical management of paediatric and adult patients with epilepsy. Participants will discuss each case in small groups under the leadership of an epileptologist, followed by a short didactic summary by the presenter. The 2019 course will focus on common clinical problems faced by doctors caring for patients with epilepsy in the inpatient setting.

The EEG Course provides a theoretical and practical background to the reading and reporting of routine adult and paediatric EEG. It is held over two days. The format consists of four 90 minute sessions each day, each starting with a 25 minute didactic lecture followed by a 65 minute, small group, active-participation tutorial where EEG examples will be demonstrated and discussed under the direction of an experienced EEG tutor. Topics include basic technical aspects of EEG, the normal awake and asleep EEG, and epileptiform and non-epileptiform abnormalities in adults and children. In 2019 the course will include two lectures and tutorial sessions on EEG in the Intensive Care Unit and Ictal EEG. These will run in parallel with the main ANZAN EEG course and be available to neurology trainees who have previously attended the course and neurologists.

Travel grants will cover economy airfares (with a cap of $A1500), accommodation for 3-4 nights (if required), registration (which includes a number of meals) and an incidentals allowance of $200. Applicants will be asked to provide a quotation for their flights, with a cap of $A1500. Preference will be given to those from resource-poor countries. A report of the experience of the travel grant recipient will be required at the completion of the epilepsy and EEG courses.

For further information regarding the courses and other enquiries email:

Asian Epilepsy Academy - ASEAN Neurological Association EEG Certification Examination

  • Part I (Written) Examination
  • Those interested please write to the Board’s Chairman, Dr Shih-Hui LIM, c/o Department of Neurology, NNI-SGH Campus, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608. Fax: 65-6220-3321, E-Mail:,

  • Fee for EEG Certification Examination
    (To be paid at Examination Site before commencement of Examination):
  • Part I Examination Fee: US$150
    Part II Examination Fee: US$200

  • For introduction to Part I and Part II Examinations, click here.
    For application to Part I Examination, click here.