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Kline Award for Basic or Clinical Peripheral Nerve Research

Early Investigator Funding Opportunities:


Applications for 2018 Research Awards

Deadline: December 21, 2017

The AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves offers the Kline Research Grant. Depending upon the quality of the award submissions, there may be one award annually.

The award is 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.

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: Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Stein Plaza, Ste. 536, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 or via email at dclu@mednet.ucla.edu.

Deadline: same as abstract submission deadline.

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

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