As the premier funder of neurosurgical studies and education, the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) focuses on providing fellowship funding in basic neuroscience and neurosurgical programs in North America.
The NREF encourages institutions to apply for funding for clinical neurosurgical fellowships in spine surgery, endovascular neurosurgery, general neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neurosurgical oncology, cranial base surgery, other cerebrovascular-related fellowships, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve surgery and stereotactic/functional neurosurgery.
The NREF will be responsible for all aspects of the fellowship grant program, including acceptance, review and approval of fellowship grant applications. The NREF will award fellowship grants based upon established program eligibility criteria and the needs of the requesting institution.
Funding for spine and endovascular fellowships may be available up to $75,000 per fellowship, per year. Funding for other subspecialty fellowship areas may be available up to $50,000 per fellowship, per year. For all programs, grants may be awarded in lesser amounts, depending upon the need and the support available. Fellowship grant funding is intended to cover the stipend for the fellow. Other allowable expenses include salary and benefits, education and research expenses (travel and registration fees to nationally recognized meetings/courses), books, licenses, malpractice insurance, etc. The NREF does not pay any indirect costs related to our grant awards.
The NREF recognizes the following corporations for their support of the NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship program:
2016-2017 NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowships Program Institutions
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Barrow Neurological Institute of St Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Thomas Jefferson University
University of California at San Francisco
University of Florida
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Washington University Department of Neurological Surgery
Past NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship Program Institutions
2015-2016 Academic Year
2013-2014 Academic Year
2012-2013 Academic Year
2011-2012 Academic Year
2010-2011 Academic Year
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