Grants and 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)

Emory University has been awarded a Research Education (R25) grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke. 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 Principal Investigators 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 one or two faculty 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 a National Institute of Health K award, and thus accomplish the goal of fostering the development of clinician-investigators in neuroscience. 

National Institute of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F32 

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

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 a researcher’s career, and is coveted on an investigator’s curriculum vitae. The experience provides an opportunity for young, bright, inspired investigators to 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 includes the quality of the individual applicant, and their commitment to neuro-oncology, the quality of the training program mentorship and the proposed research.

American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarships 

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.

FELLOWSHIP FUNDING:

These awards can provide support for post-residency spine fellowships and intra-residency fellowships (when approved by the program director).  
http://spinesection.org/fellowships_awards.php 

Cahill Fellowship - $30,000

The Cahill Fellowship sponsored by Synthes is awarded annually to one U.S. or Canadian-trained neurosurgical resident to provide supplemental funding for advanced education and research in disorders of the spine or peripheral nerves in the form of fellowship training away from their parent institution.  Applicants should be residents in training or ABNS eligible fellows, must provide a letter of acceptance from the designated mentor and program, a letter of support from their training program director, a description of the proposed fellowship with the educational or research goals and a current CV.

Cloward Fellowship - $30,000

The Cloward Fellowship sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek is awarded annually to one U.S. or Canadian-trained neurosurgical resident to provide supplemental funding for advanced education and research in disorders of the spine or peripheral nerves in the form of fellowship training away from their parent institution.  Applicants should be residents in training or ABNS-eligible fellows, must provide a letter of acceptance from the designated mentor and program, a letter of support from their training program director, a description of the proposed fellowship with the educational or research goals and a current CV.

Crockard International Fellowship - $5,000

The Crockard International Fellowship is sponsored by DePuy Spine and is awarded annually to a neurosurgical resident or neurosurgeon from outside of the U.S. or Canada.  The fellowship provides supplemental funding for advanced education and research in disorders of the spine in the form of fellowship experience in the United States or Canada.  Applicants must provide a letter of acceptance from the designated mentor and program, a letter of support from their training program director if applicable, a description of the proposed fellowship with the educational or research goals and a current CV.

Sonntag International Fellowship - $5,000

The Sonntag International Fellowship sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek is awarded annually to a neurosurgical resident or neurosurgeon from outside of the U.S. or Canada.  The Fellowship provides supplemental funding for advanced education and research in disorders of the spine in the form of fellowship experience in the United States or Canada.  Applicants must provide a letter of acceptance from the designated mentor and program, a letter of support from their training program director if applicable, a description of the proposed fellowship with the educational or research goals and a current CV.

AANS (please see list of potential awards that can be applied for as resident)
http://www.aans.org/education/grants.aspx