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2014 Health Policy Scholarship: Presented by the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons are offering an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The course takes place June 8–14, 2014. The award is in the amount of $8,000, to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course.
General policies covering the granting of the scholarship are:
The award is open to surgeons who are members in good standing of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Applicants must be at least 30 years old, but under 60, on the date that the completed application is filed.
The award is to be used to support the recipient during the period of the scholarship. Indirect costs are not paid to the recipient or to the recipient’s institution.
Applications for this scholarship consist of the following items, submitted as a single PDF file:
One copy of the applicant’s current curriculum vitae
One copy of a one-page essay, discussing why the applicant wishes to receive the scholarship
Application for this award may be submitted even if comparable application to other organizations has been made. If the recipient accepts a similar scholarship from another agency or organization, the scholarship will be withdrawn. It is the responsibility of the recipient to notify the Scholarships Section of ACS, which administers this award, of competing awards.
The scholarship must be used in the year for which it is designated. It cannot be postponed.
The Scholar is required to provide one year’s health policy-related assistance to the ACS and the AANS, attending meetings, reviewing applications, participating as a pro tem member of the health policy committee, etc., as requested by either organization.
A brief report of the Scholar’s experiences and activities is due at the conclusion of the course and of the scholarship period. A simple accounting is also required.
The closing date for receipt of applications is February 3, 2014. An awardee will be selected by a committee consisting of members of ACS and AANS. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by March 31, 2014.
Questions may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator at 312-202-5281.
2014 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
Purpose: To provide first or second year medical students the opportunity to participate in neurosurgical research through a summer fellowship within an academic department of neurosurgery in the United States or Canada. Areas of study may incorporate any aspect of neurological surgery. The fellowship will provide salary support for a period of at least two (2) months and will be funded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).
Fellowship Amount: $2,500 – 20 fellowships will be awarded. The $2,500 is intended as a stipend for the entire salary of the medical student. The stipend is not intended to supplement an additional funding source.
Eligibility: The fellowship is open to US and Canadian medical students. PhDs or MD/PhD students, who are presumably committed to research careers, are not eligible for this award.
Selection Process: 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. Applications will be reviewed based upon the scientific merits of the proposed project, the credentials of the applicant, letters of reference, the preceptor statement and the support provided by the sponsoring program/laboratory. Once the Fellowship is awarded, the proposed project cannot be changed.
North American Spine Society Research Funding Program
Letter of Proposal: February 3, 2014
Grants (By Invitation Only): May 5, 2014
Traveling Fellowships: May 5, 2014
The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a multidisciplinary medical organization with over 7,300 physician and affiliated healthcare members in 72 countries dedicated to fostering the highest quality
ethical, value-based and evidence-based spine care by promoting education, research and advocacy. NASS members include over 32 spine-related specialties including orthopedics, neurosurgery, physiatry, pain management, research and other disciplines, including allied health professionals.
NASS strives to be a leading force in promoting and supporting spine research. Since 1989, NASS has funded more than $2.6 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research. NASS relies on the generosity of its membership, nonmember donors and the spine industry to provide funding for its research funds in support of
the highest quality, peer-reviewed research.
NASS supports basic, clinical and translational science performed with integrity. The goal is to improve quality
spine care for patients and understanding of underlying disorders. One way NASS achieves these goals is by funding grants and fellowships.
Types of funding available:
General NASS research grants provide funding for promising research projects by qualified investigators in the field of spine.
Funding amount and number of grants are at the discretion of the NASS Research Project Management Committee based upon merit of applications and amount of funding available each year. It is recommended that approved grant budgets not exceed $50,000 per year.
Young investigator grants
One to two Young Investigator Grants may be awarded each year. Principal investigators may be any age. MD applicants must be within five years of completion of training at the time of application; PhD applicants must be within five years of their post-doc training. Applicants may not have received previous grant funding from the NASS Research Project Management Committee. It is recommended that approved grant budgets not exceed $50,000 per year.
Nontraditional, Nonsurgical Treatment grants
The Nontraditional, Nonsurgical Treatment Grant is the result of a donation to research as part of the settlement of a class action lawsuit unrelated to NASS. This grant supports research of disc-related and/or neuropathic back pain by nonsurgical techniques.
These funds must be used for new, nontraditional methods of nonsurgical treatment of such back and neck pain and radiculopathy. If TNF-inhibitors other than etanercept are used in research and/or treatment funded, comparison studies using perispinal etanercept in at least as many research subjects or patients should be done.
Clinical Traveling fellowship
The Clinical Traveling Fellowship spans at least one month to be spent in three to five different medical centers studying spine techniques. The centers selected by the applicant should agree in writing to accept the applicant if he/she receives the Fellowship.
The Fellowship primarily covers the costs of travel and housing and typically ranges from $3,000-$7,000.
Research Traveling fellowship
The Research Traveling Fellowship spans at least five months at one medical center (other than the facility at which the applicant currently practices). The center selected by the applicant should have appropriate research facilities and agree in writing to accept the applicant if he/she receives the Fellowship. The Fellowship primarily covers the costs of travel and housing and typically ranges from $3,000-$7,000. If funding for the actual research project is needed, please apply for one of the research grants.