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Sunday, August 20, 2017


Research Funding: AANS/CNS Spine Section Research Grant

This award is intended to initiate or sustain a research project related to impactful investigation of clinically relevant spine disorders and conditions. The proposal should represent a collaborative effort between a variety of providers and payors, making use of patient reported outcomes and other assessment tools. The Award will be directed toward meritorious proposal that demonstrates a high likelihood for success.

Funding: Up to $45,000 over 3 year period.

Application Download and Information:

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Mayfield Awards

Mayfield Awards are presented to neurosurgical residents or fellows who author outstanding manuscripts detailing a laboratory or clinical investigation in the area of spinal or peripheral nerve disorders.

Charlie Kuntz Scholar Awards

Created in memory of neurosurgeon Charlie Kuntz IV, scholarships are awarded annually to the top 30 abstracts authored by neurosurgical resident or fellows detailing a laboratory or clinical investigation in the area of spinal disorders.
Journalistic and Academic Neurosurgical Excellence (J.A.N.E.) Award

This award is given to an outstanding fellow or resident who has performed at an exemplary academic level: achieving top manuscript submitted to the annual Spine Summit meeting and displaying a commitment to advancement of specialty via research and publication over the past 12 months.
Kline Award

The Kline Award is given to promote basic science or clinical research related to the peripheral nerves, and to provide a means of peer review to help improve the quality of the proposal and therefore, enhance competitiveness for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

Spine Summit Presentation Awards

These awards are presented to residents/fellows with outstanding oral presentations during the annual Spine Summit Meeting based on timeliness, delivery and composure, slide presentation quality and focus. Top presentations will be selected for award.


SNS/CAST Accredited Fellowships

Additional Information

Early Investigator Funding Opportunities: Download

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For further information and submission of above awards, please contact: Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Stein Plaza, Ste. 536, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 or via email at dclu@mednet.ucla.edu

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