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Thursday, August 21, 2014


AANS/CNS SECTION ON DISORDERS OF THE SPINE AND PERIPHERAL NERVES RESEARCH & FELLOWSHIP AWARDS


SPINE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

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SNS/CAST Accredited Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP FUNDING:

DEADLINE FOR 2014 FELLOWSHIP SUBMISSIONS: November 1, 2013

NameAwarded ForAmount
Cahill Fellowshipspine or peripheral nerve$30,000
Cloward Fellowshipspine or peripheral nerve$30,000
Crockard International Fellowshipspine$5,000
Sonntag International Fellowshipspine$5,000


The AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves has four Fellowships.

The Cahill and Cloward Fellowships provide supplemental funding for a US- or Canadian-trained resident to obtain advanced education and do research in disorders of the spine or peripheral nerves in the form of fellowship training away from the parent institution.

The Crockard and Sonntag International Fellowships provide supplemental funding for a neurosurgical resident or neurosurgeon from outside the US or Canada to obtain advanced education and research in disorders of the spine in the form of fellowship experience in the US or Canada.

Applicants must provide:
  1. Application checklist (download)
  2. Cover sheet (download)
  3. Description of the proposed fellowship with education and/or research goals
  4. Letter of support from the designated mentor and program
  5. Letter of support from the training program director, if applicable
  6. Current CV
  7. Applicants for the Cahill and Cloward Fellowships must also be residents in training or ABNS eligible fellows
Attendance at the Section meeting to receive the grant is also strongly suggested.

Download application. For further information and submission of forms, please contact: John Chi,MD,MPH Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115 ,or via email at jchi@partners.org


RESEARCH FUNDING:

Applications Closed for 2013 Research Awards

DEADLINE FOR 2014 RESEARCH SUBMISSIONS: November 1, 2013

NameAwarded ForAmount
Apfelbaum Awardspine$15,000
Haid Awardadult spinal deformity$30,000
Kline Awardperipheral nerve$15,000
Larson Awardspine or peripheral nerve$30,000


The AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves has three Research Grants. Depending upon the quality of the award submissions, there may be one award in each category annually.

These awards are intended for primary investigators who are neurosurgeons or neurosurgery residents with proposed research requiring national level funding, to support the preparation of grant proposals and external consultations and to assist in the development of the proposal, planning meetings, and the collection of pilot data.

The application should include:
  1. Application checklist (download)
  2. Cover sheet (download)
  3. Proposal
    1. Name of award you are applying for
    2. Specific aims and summary of proposed study
    3. Background and literature review
    4. Methods and plan for data analysis, power calculation
    5. Implications of research
    6. Budget: must fit within limits of award funding (a)
    7. Budget justification
    8. NIH biosketch for the principal investigator
    9. Mentor(s)
The proposal is limited to 10 double-spaced pages, not including the budget, budget justification, references, and mentor list.

Each page should have the applicant name, name of the award, running title, and page number.

Applications with biostatistical mentorship or assistance will be given preferential ranking. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, innovation, methodology, and feasibility.

Salary support and institutional direct costs are not allowed as part of these awards.

Recipients of the research grants are required to provide a 6 month progress report and an oral presentation at the Section meeting 1 year after the receipt of the grant. Fifty percent of the award will be given initially, and the remaining monies will be distributed after the progress report has been approved by the Awards Committee and the Executive Committee of the Spine Section.

Attendance at the Section meeting to receive the grant is also strongly suggested.

Download application. For further information and submission of forms, please contact: John Chi,MD,MPH Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115 ,or via email at jchi@partners.org


SPINE CLINICAL TRIAL PROPOSAL AND FELLOWSHIP AWARD:

DEADLINE FOR 2014 CLINICAL TRIALS: January 1, 2014

Spine Clinical Trial Proposal - $500
Spine Clinical Fellowship Award - $50,000

The AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves is pleased to announce the creation of a clinical trials fellowship award to promote clinical trials in spine. Neurosurgical residents/ fellows/ junior faculty are eligible to submit proposals ($500). Only junior faculty are eligible for the Fellowship Award ($50,000). The objective of this Fellowship is to foster the spirit of team-building necessary for executing multi-center studies, which are critically needed in neurosurgery in general, and spinal surgery in particular.

Procedure for applying for the award and more information.

Please send all proposals and questions to Michael Steinmetz, MD by email at msteinmetz@metrohealth.org.

View previous award recipients.

List of all clinical trials.

OUTCOMES COMMITTEE AWARD: The Outcomes Committee Award is presented annually by the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves to a neurosurgical resident or BC/BE neurosurgeon in North America who authors an outstanding abstract presenting the results of a clinical investigation in the area of spine or peripheral nerve disorders, that demonstrates sound methodological design and includes evaluation of patient-oriented outcomes as the primary endpoint. The recipient of the award will be selected by the members of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Outcomes Committee. The award is gift from The David and Jean Wallace Fund. The recipient will receive a $2,000 honorarium to help cover the expenses of attendance at the Joint Section annual meeting. Abstracts to be considered should be identified on the annual meeting abstract submission form and submitted prior to the deadline.

Deadline: same as abstract submission deadline.

View previous award recipients.

RESIDENT AWARDS: The Mayfield Awards are presented annually by the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves to the neurosurgical residents or BC/BE fellows in North American training who author the outstanding manuscripts detailing a laboratory or clinical investigation in the area of spinal or peripheral nerve disorders. This award is also applicable to individuals in DO training programs. The manuscript for this award is presented by attaching to the related abstract in the call for abstract process. Two awards are available, one for clinical research and one for basic science research. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 award as an honorarium and also to cover the expenses of attendance at the annual meeting of the Section. Abstracts to be considered for the Mayfield Award should be identified as such on the annual meeting abstract submission form and submitted prior to deadline.

For further information and submission of forms, please contact: John Chi,MD,MPH Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115 ,or via email at jchi@partners.org

Deadline: same as abstract submission deadline.

View previous basic science award recipients.
View previous clinical science award recipients.

Additional Information

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