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Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship

As the premier funder of neurosurgical studies, the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant program: The Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship.

The intent of the fellowship is to allow a practicing, CAST-certified neurointerventionalist (of any specialty) to visit a high-volume cerebrovascular center to complete a one (1) week observership. Travel, housing and a modest honorarium would be included.

This type of observership, while once common, has become more difficult to arrange in the press of modern practice. However, the rapid evolution of the field and the increase in the number of cerebrovascular centers has created a need for this program. This valuable fellowship would facilitate the spread of information from experienced centers and operators to those with less experience.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicant/Fellow: Fellowship-trained cerebrovascular/endovascular specialist, board certified in his/her specialty and holds a CAST certificate in neuroendovascular surgery or is able to demonstrate significant open cerebrovascular experience and practice, who has practiced independently for at least 5 years and is a dues-paying member in good standing of the AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section or the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).
  • Host: Any practice that demonstrates significant volumes and outcomes in the area that the applicant is seeking experience. The presence of CAST-approved fellowship training program may be used as an indicator of such practice focus but may not be sufficient.

The selection committee will reserve the right to make a final decision regarding the eligibility of a specific applicant or host.

Fellowship applications will be reviewed by officers of the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section and worthy awardees are certain to be chosen.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Inaugural Joint Cerebrovascular Traveling Fellowship Awardees:

Andrew P. Carlson, MD, MS FAANS
Host Institution: Université de Montréal

Peter Kan, MD, FAANS
Host Institution: Barrow Neurological Institute

The Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of:

For the fellowship administrative policies and procedures (FAQ), click here

To apply, visit the Online Grant Portal

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