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Application Opens Sept. 1 for NREF Grants & Young Clinician Investigator Awards

An award from the NREF can have an extraordinary impact on a neurosurgeon’s career, serving as a launch pad for future success.

Applications for the 2022-23 NREF Research Fellowship Grants & Young Clinician Investigator Awards open Wednesday, September 1, 2021, through the NREF Online Grant Portal.

  • Research Fellowship Grants – Open to residents only, provide training for neurosurgeons who are preparing for academic careers as clinician investigators
  • Young Clinician Investigator Awards – Open to junior faculty (post-training) who are pursuing careers as clinical investigators

Applications for all NREF Grants & Fellowships are available through the NREF Online Grant Portal. The deadline to submit an application is 11:59pm on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Candidates from all subspecialties are encouraged to pursue this amazing professional opportunity. Feel free to share this message with a friend, colleague or mentee.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the NREF at 847.378.0500 or via email at