The bursary application system for the 31st IEC is now closed.

For any queries in relation to your bursary application for the 31st IEC, please email bursary@epilepsycongress.org

Bursary applicant will be notified mid/late April 2015 of the outcome of their application.


In an effort to further encourage young investigators to participate in the 31st International Epilepsy Congress, bursaries will be awarded to a number of young applicants to assist with registration, and / or travel and / or accommodation expenses.

  • Bursary applications system is now closed
  • Bursary applications will only be considered for those under 45 years of age.


How do I apply for an IBE bursary?

Application system is now closed

How do I apply for an ILAE bursary?

Application system is now closed


General ILAE/IBE bursary submission rules:

  • Only bursary applications submitted using the online system will be considered. 
  • All fields of the on-line bursary form must be completed in order for your application to be considered. ​​
  • You must be under 45 years of age.​
  • You must upload a copy of your Passport showing your full name and your date of birth.
  • You must not have received a bursary to participate in an ILAE and/or IBE congress over the past 4 years.
  • You are required to submit a short statement explaining why attendance at the 31st IEC would be particularly relevant to your present appointment/activity in the field of epilepsy, as well as outlining the reason(s) you feel your application should be considered and indicate the reason why you require funding to attend the 31st IEC.
  • You must declare if you have any other funding to attend the 31st IEC and disclose what it is.
  • You must upload a signed reference from a person supporting your application (e.g. local ILAE Chapter representative, local IBE Member President or General Secretary, Head of Department of hospital or institution, etc.) and the first author of the abstract. 
  • Please note: Authors submitting abstracts supported by industry or authors who have been offered travel assistance from any third party will not be considered for a bursary



  • If you have questions regarding the bursary application process or in the unlikely event that you experience problems uploading your reference documents, please contact: bursary@epilepsycongress.org.