Neurosurgical Oncology Grants & Funded Fellowships

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Research Education (R25) Program for Residents and Fellows in Neurology and Neurosurgery
(Please see Dr. Oyesiku at least 1 year in advance of beginning research)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-09-001.html

Emory University has been awarded a Research Education (R25) grant from the NINDS, effective March 1, 2009. This competitive award was initiated to boost the pipeline of clinician-investigators in neurology and neurosurgery and address the long-term trend of declining numbers of residents choosing these academic careers. The PIs are Krish Sathian, MD, PhD (Neurology) and Nelson Oyesiku, MD, PhD (Neurosurgery). The grant will allow a research education experience to one Neurology and one Neurosurgery resident each year, to be complemented by a continuation of the participants’ research education during subsequent fellowship training. Participants are selected for their research promise. A key component of the research education will be mentored laboratory or clinical research under the supervision of an experienced mentor. The participants will also have the benefit of a mentor team comprising 1-2 members in addition to the primary mentor, and close supervision by the PIs. At least one member of the mentor team will be a clinician-investigator. The participants will also be able to take advantage of additional educational resources, including courses in research design and analysis, grant-writing and research ethics, and elective courses tailored to their specific needs. At the completion of training, it is anticipated that the participants will be competitive for career development awards such as an NIH K award, and thus accomplish the goal of fostering the development of clinician-investigators in neuroscience.

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F32 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-110.html

The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising Fellowship Applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

American Brain Tumor Association Basic Research Fellowship 
http://www.abta.org/Research_Progress/2010_Funding_Opportunities/292

These two-year training awards support the salaries of young researchers entering the field of brain tumor research. This is often the first award of these researchers’ careers, and is coveted on an investigator’s curriculum vitae. The experience provides an opportunity in which young, bright, motivated investigators learn from motivating mentors. Basic research fellowships are $80,000 payable over two-years ($35,000 salary support and $5,000 discretionary funds per year). Criteria for selection include the quality of the individual applicant, including their commitment to neuro-oncology; the quality of the training program mentorship; and the proposed research.

Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) Fellowship 
http://www.aans.org/research/fellowship/nref.asp

Established by the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 1983, the Research Fellowship provides training for neurosurgeons who are preparing for academic careers as clinician investigators. Applicants must be MDs who have been accepted into, or who are currently in, approved residency training programs in neurological surgery in North America. The Fellowship is offered as a two-year commitment, totaling $70,000 or a one-year grant of $40,000. Applications related to any field of neurosurgery are encouraged. The NREF encourages both patient-oriented clinical research and basic science research projects.

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/RES/RES_0.asp

Postdoctoral Fellowships—Support for the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $44,000, $46,000, and $48,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance. Depending on availability of special endowment funds, the Society annually selects one or more of the top-ranked fellowships to be supplemented above the standard stipend. During the second or third year of the award, ACS Postdoctoral Fellows will be invited to attend a Fellows Symposium to present their work, meet with senior leaders in cancer research, and develop additional professional skills important in their transition to independent research careers.

American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarships 
http://www.facs.org/memberservices/acsresident.html

American Association of Cancer Research 
http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/research-funding--fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowships.aspx

AACR-National Brain Tumor Society Fellowship - in memory of Bonnie Brooks 
One-year grant of $40,000. Two Fellowships will be awarded this cycle.

AACR-The ASCO Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award - One-year grant of $50,000. One grant will be awarded this cycle. The Award is open to physicians (M.D., D.O., or international equivalent) or physicians holding a combined M.D./Ph.D. 

AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships (joint application for the following Fellowships) -
* AACR Anna D. Barker Fellowship in Basic Cancer Research: One-year grant of $40,000. One Fellowship will be awarded this cycle.
* AACR-Astellas USA Foundation Fellowships in Basic Cancer Research: One-year grant of $30,000. Two Fellowships will be awarded this cycle.

AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships -
* AACR-Astellas USA Foundation Fellowship in Clinical/Translational Cancer Research: One-year grant of $30,000. One fellowship will be awarded this cycle.

AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Anti-Angiogenesis Research - 2-year grant of $90,000. One Fellowship will be awarded this cycle.

Society of Neuro-Oncology 
See website for complete listing - http://www.soc-neuro-onc.org/neuro-oncology-research-grants/

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation
See website for complete listing - http://www.childhoodbraintumor.org/

We are accepting targeted funds for specialized interests for understudied pediatric brain tumors.  If you would like to know more or have a request, please e-mail us:cbtf@childhoodbraintumor.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You may also call:  301-515-2900; Toll Free - 877-217-4166.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
See website for complete listing - http://www.pbtfus.org/

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating childhood brain tumors and providing support to families.

National Brain Tumor Society 
See website for complete listing - http://www.braintumor.org/GeneralMenu/

Brain Tumor Funder’s Foundation
See website for complete listing - http://www.braintumorfunders.org/

The Brain Tumor Funders’ Collaborative (BTFC) announced the award of 11 one-year feasibility grants of $100,000 each to teams of researchers and clinicians developing the types of tools needed to translate scientific discoveries into effective new treatments for brain cancer patients. The BTFC’s second joint initiative for brain tumor research is intended to accelerate the testing of different kinds of brain tumor response markers – reliable, easily monitored biological signals that can reveal if and how a tumor is responding to therapies.

Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation 
See website for complete listing - http://www.ivyfoundation.org/

The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation funds patient-focused research on gliomas leading to the development of better diagnostics and treatment that offer long-term survival and a high quality of life for patients with brain tumors.

CNS Cushing Fellowship
See website for complete listing - http://w3.cns.org/education/fellowship2.asp

The CNS Cushing Fellowship is a clinical observation fellowship meant to assist neurosurgeons in the acquisition of clinical skills in a field of neurosurgery other than spine surgery. The fellowship is open to all neurosurgical residents and fully trained neurosurgeons at any stage of their career in the United States, Canada or Mexico. The fellow will spend 3 to 6 months in formal training under the direction of a specific sponsor on a defined clinical research project as relevant to topics in neurosurgery. A specific clinical research proposal is required. The amount of support will depend on the location and duration of the fellowship. Budget support of up to $25,000 is available. Detailed budget justification and an account of expenses incurred following completion of the fellowship are required. Residents will not be paid extra salary support that is already covered by the clinical residency program. In addition to the budgeted expenses, the CNS will extend complimentary CNS Annual Meeting registration.

CNS Wilder Penfield Fellowship
See website for complete listing - http://w3.cns.org/education/fellowship2.asp

The CNS Wilder Penfield Fellowship is meant to assist neurosurgeons in obtaining formal training or experience in clinical or translational neurosurgical research. The fellowship is open to all neurosurgical residents and fully trained neurosurgeons at any stage of their career in the United States, Canada or Mexico. The fellow will spend 6 to 12 months in formal training under the direction of a specific sponsor to acquire expertise in the techniques of clinical or translational investigation as relevant to topics in neurosurgery. The amount of support will depend on the location and duration of the fellowship. Budget support of up to $40,000 is available. Detailed budget justification and an account of expenses incurred following completion of the fellowship are required. Residents will not be paid extra salary support that is already covered by the clinical residency program. In addition to the budgeted expenses, the CNS will extend complimentary CNS Annual Meeting registration.

CNS Dandy Fellowship 
See website for complete listing - http://w3.cns.org/education/fellowship2.asp

The CNS Dandy Fellowship is meant to assist neurosurgeons in obtaining formal training or experience in clinical research in a field of neurosurgery other than spine surgery. The fellowship is open to all neurosurgical residents and fully trained neurosurgeons at any stage of their career in the United States, Canada or Mexico. The fellow will spend 3 to 6 months in formal clinical training under the direction of a specific sponsor. The amount of support will depend on the location and duration of the fellowship. Budget support of up to $25,000 is available. Detailed budget justification and an account of expenses incurred following completion of the fellowship are required. Residents will not be paid extra salary support that is already covered by the clinical residency program. In addition to the budgeted expenses, the CNS will extend complimentary CNS Annual Meeting registration.

CNS/Karl Storz Endoscopy Fellowship
See website for complete listing - http://w3.cns.org/education/fellowship2.asp

The CNS/Karl Storz Endoscopy Fellowship is meant to assist a resident or fellow in the clinical or technological advancement of endoscopic approaches to neuro pathology. This fellowship is sponsored by Karl Storz Endoscopy America. The fellowship is open to all neurosurgical residents and fully trained neurosurgeons at any stage of their career in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. The fellow will spend 12 months in formal training under the direction of a specific sponsor to acquire expertise in the advancement of endoscopic approaches to neuro pathology. The amount of support will depend on the location and duration of the fellowship. Budget support of up to $10,000 is available. Detailed budget justification and an account of expenses incurred following completion of the fellowship are required. Residents will not be paid extra salary support that is already covered by the clinical residency program. In addition to the budgeted expenses, the CNS will extend complimentary CNS Annual Meeting registration.