Directed Residency Scholarships

As a premier funder of neurosurgical studies, the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) focuses on providing educational funding in basic neuroscience and neurosurgical programs in North America.

The NREF Directed Residency Scholarship is a new scholarship program designed for neurosurgical residents interested in expanded subspecialty experience during their residency prior to their Chief Resident year. The program is designed for a rotation away from their home ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency training program (domestic or international).

Qualifying programs should consist of a three (3) to twelve (12) month away rotation, in the US or international, focused on a subspecialty experience with a Board-certified (or international equivalent) Neurosurgeon(s) or subspecialty surgeon(s) from another primary specialty. The supervising surgeon(s) will provide supervision to the resident and structured feedback to the residency’s home program. The program should involve hands-on clinical exposure to the subspecialty in the operating room and clinic environment.

Scholarships will be awarded based on available funding. Fully-funded, one-year scholarships are awarded at $30,000, but may be awarded in other and/or lesser amounts depending on available support, program length and the total salary and benefits cost.

The NREF recognizes the following corporations for their support of the NREF Clinical Fellowship Grants program:

2021-2022 Academic Year

Dr. Vincent Rossi Carolinas Medical Center

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

Contact Us

5550 Meadowbrook Industrial Ct.
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852