As the premier funder of neurosurgical studies, the NREF is pleased to offer the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship.
The fellowship allows a practicing CAST-certified neurointerventionalist (of any specialty) to visit a high-volume cerebrovascular center to complete a one-week observership. Travel, housing and a modest honorarium are included.
This type of observership, while once common, has become more difficult to arrange. However, the rapid evolution of the field and the increase in the number of cerebrovascular centers has created a need for this valuable knowledge-sharing program.
- Eligibility Criteria: This fellowship is open to U.S. or Canadian fellowship-trained cerebrovascular/endovascular specialists board certified in his/her specialty and holding a CAST certificate in neuroendovascular surgery or the ability to demonstrate significant open cerebrovascular experience and practice. The applicant must have practiced independently for at least five years and is a dues-paying member in good standing of the AANS/CNS 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 can act as host. Evidence that the practice is a CAST-approved fellowship training program may be used as an indicator of such practice focus, but may not be sufficient.
The selection committee and/or officers of the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section review the applications and reserve the right to make a final decision regarding the eligibility of a specific applicant or host.
Congratulations to the 2019 AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Traveling Fellowship Awardees:
Host Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine-Neurosurgery
Host Institution: State University of New York at Buffaloe
The AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of: