Scholarships and Bursaries

The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia invites applications from students with epilepsy for the following scholarships and bursaries. Deadline is May 15th; winners will be notified June15th.

1. The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia Memorial Scholarship/Bursary – value $500 each, 2 available. Open to residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

2. The James Russell Kline Memorial Bursary – value $500. Open only to residents of Nova Scotia.

3. The Jesse Payne Memorial Bursary – value $500. Open only to residents of Nova Scotia.

Potential applicants should take note of the basis on which the scholarships and bursary are awarded and apply for the one that best fits their situation. Note that students may apply for either a scholarship or a bursary, but not both.

Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, volunteer and work experience and extracurricular activities.

Bursaries are awarded based largely on financial need but scholastic achievement, volunteer and work experience and extracurricular activities will be taken into consideration.

Research Grant

Guidelines for Application to the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS) Research Fund

General Policy

Each year in September, a percentage of the EANS Sunflower Campaign profits will be set aside and placed into a Research Fund that is a sub-account of our General Operating Account. Research money will be available on October 31st of every 2nd year to the winner of the competition. There will be an open competition for an EANS Research Grant.

Purpose of the EANS Research Grant

The EANS Research Grant exists to stimulate research that has a direct link with epilepsy, its causes, treatments, quality of life issues, outcomes, psychosocial issues, and program evaluation. Research projects examining people whose lives are affected by epilepsy are favored over animal experimentation. Pilot work that is descriptive in nature will be considered, especially if it provides preliminary information on persons living in Nova Scotia.

Equipment and direct operating costs (including salary of research assistant) are eligible expenses. Salaries of investigators, graduate students, post-doctoral students, and travel to meetings are not eligible expenses. Funding will not be awarded to run a clinical program, unless the purpose of the funding is to evaluate the efficacy of a new program. The principle criteria used to judge applications are the relevance to EANS, the scientific merit of the proposal, the feasibility of the project and the track record of the applicant(s). There is a limit of one application per investigator every two years.

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