Resident Awards

AANS/CNS Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves
(please see list of potential awards that can be applied for as resident)

RESEARCH AWARDS

The AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves has established three Research Grants. Depending upon the quality of the award submissions, there may be one award in each category, annually.

These awards are intended for primary investigators with proposed research requiring national level funding, to support the preparation of grant proposals and external consultations and to assist in the development of the proposal, planning meetings and the collection of pilot data. Work that can be completed without such support (such as literature review and preliminary protocol design) should be completed before applying for the awards.

The format of the proposal should follow the National Institutes of Health grant package. The applicants should clearly define their specific aims, include a pertinent literature review, describe the proposed methodology and plan for analysis of data. This part of the proposal should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages. A detailed budget and budget justification should also be included. The budget should not include salary support for the primary investigator or co-investigators. Institutional indirect costs are also not to be met using the awards.

Download application. For further information and submission of forms, please contact:

Marjorie Wang, MD MPH
Department of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 805-5400 (research)
Fax (414) 955-0115
mwang@mcw.edu 

Apfelbaum Award - $15,000
The Apfelbaum Award sponsored by Aesculap is for either basic or clinical research related to the spine with funding up to $15,000. This research award is intended to establish funding for research related to the spine, and to provide a means of peer review for clinical research projects to help improve the quality of the proposal, and enhance competitiveness for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The award is also meant to create an annual funding mechanism to establish the AANS/CNS Spine Section as a known source for quality clinical research aimed at answering questions pertaining to the treatment of disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves. 

Kline Award - $15,000
The Kline Award sponsored by the Integra Foundation is for either basic or clinical research related to peripheral nerves. This research award is intended to establish funding for research related to the peripheral nerves, and to provide a means of peer review for clinical research projects to help improve the quality of the proposal and therefore, enhance competitiveness for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The award is also meant to create an annual funding mechanism to establish the AANS/CNS Spine Section as a known source for quality clinical research aimed at answering questions pertaining to the treatment of disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves.

Larson Award - $30,000
The Larson Award, sponsored by DePuy Spine, is limited to clinical research. This research award is intended to establish funding for clinically relevant research related to the spine and peripheral nerves, and to provide a means of peer review for clinical research projects to help improve the quality of the proposal and therefore, enhance competitiveness for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The award is also meant to create an annual funding mechanism to establish the AANS/CNS Spine Section as a known source for quality clinical research aimed at answering questions pertaining to the treatment of disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves.