The Swiss League Against Epilepsy is helping to increase knowledge about epilepsy with its annual research grant. This year, applications are invited for another award: the Alfred Hauptmann Award totals EUR 10,000. The application deadline is 31 December 2020.

October 2020 – The Research Recognition Award (research grant) from the Swiss League Against Epilepsy totals CHF 25,000. It is awarded annually to researchers working in Switzerland as start-up funding for larger research projects. Applications from researchers carrying out studies on causes of and therapies for epilepsies are especially welcome.

This year’s Research Recognition Award was awarded to Dr. med. Francesco Capecchi and PD Dr. med. Lukas Imbach from the University Hospital of Zurich. With their project “Modulation of epileptic activity by closed-loop acoustic stimulation during sleep – a pilot study” they are exploring a new treatment method.

The Alfred Hauptmann Award is bestowed together with the German and Austrian epileptology associations to individuals or working groups for the best experimental or clinical research in the field of epileptology in German‐speaking countries. It is awarded every two years and totals EUR 10,000. Since 2009, UCB has donated the prize money for this award.

Bidding for both awards is open until 31 December 2020.