Grants & Fellowship
Grants and Fellowships
What's New in Grants & Fellowships

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Van Wagenen Fellowship

The Van Wagenen Fellowship provides residents graduating from a North American training site with private, non-governmental funding, to be used toward overseas travel for medical enrichment prior to beginning an academic career in neurological surgery. It has served as the foundation for the careers of many of neurosurgery’s great educators, whom today hold academic leadership positions at some of the most prestigious neurosurgery programs.

NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowships

The NREF strongly encourages institutions to apply for funding for clinical neurosurgical fellowship with a focus on spine surgery, endovascular neurosurgery, general neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neurosurgical oncology, other cerebrovascular – related fellowships, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve surgery and stereotactic/functional neurosurgery.
NREF Research Fellowships and Young Clinician Investigator Awards

The 2014-2015 NREF Research Fellowship Grant and Young Clinician Investigator Fellowship application is now closed. A notification of awards will be made by April 1, 2014.

Thanks to the generous support of the NREF Annual Fundraising Campaign by AANS members, academic departments, hospitals, medical groups, corporate contributors and the general public, the NREF awards research grants focusing on critical research projects in the field of neurological surgery.
Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship program

Fellowship awardees will be notified by midnight Friday, March 28, 2014. The fellowship will be a minimum of two (2) months in length and commence the summer immediately following the award. The deadline for application is midnight on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Attention 2014 MSSRF Applicants:
By March 31st, the winning applicants will be notified via email and a formal announcement of the awardees will be made on the Web page.

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), through the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, is pleased to offer the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF) program. The fellowship is open to medical students in the United States or Canada who have completed one or two years of medical school and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory. Applicants must be mentored by a neurosurgical investigator who is a member of the AANS and will sponsor the student.

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