The Targeted Research Initiative for Youth
The Targeted Research Initiative for Youth recognizes the increasing need for epilepsy and seizure research in populations from children through adolescence involving pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, behavioral manifestations, medication therapy, and quality-of-life issues.
The Foundation invites research grant applications from investigators interested in psychosocial problems and comorbidities of children and adolescents with epilepsy including, but not limited to topics such as psychiatric comorbidity; treatment of behavioral and cognitive comorbidities, including innovative techniques such as utilization of internet or computer based technologies; studies of the impact of impaired social cognition on educational and occupational outcomes; difficulties and treatment gaps for adolescents transitioning to adulthood; social supports for adolescents with epilepsy; health access and literacy including family communication with health care professionals; the impact of other health conditions (e.g. sleep difficulties, migraines, etc.) on epilepsy treatment and outcome. Investigators must hold a relevant advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D., M.S., Pharm.D.) and have completed all research training appropriate to the project proposed. Open to investigators at academic/university settings and others in the public and private sectors.