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, 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.
2016-2017 Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship applicants can expect award notifications in April 2016.
The NREF recognizes the following corporations for their support of the NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship program for the 2014-2015 academic year:
|2015-2016 NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
The Medical College of Wisconsin
University of California at San Francisco
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Utah
Past NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship Program Institutions
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