Clinical Fellowship Grants

As the premier funder of neurological studies and education, the NREF provides fellowship funding for basic and clinical neuroscience for neurosurgical programs in North America.

Collaborating with reviewers from the AANS/CNS Sections, the NREF awards the fellowships based on established program eligibility criteria and the needs of the requesting institution.

Fully-funded fellowship grants are awarded at $75,000, but may be awarded in lesser amounts, depending on available support. The grant covers the salary for the fellow first and some, if not all, related non-salary direct costs. Fellowship funds may not be used for indirect fellowship costs.

Industry partners interested in learning more about supporting these post-residency clinical fellowships can contact NREF at grants@nref.org or 847.378.0500.

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

Through the NREF grant, I have completed one of the most comprehensive spine fellowships in the country. This fellowship has allowed me to continue my career in academic neurosurgery as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. With the completion of my fellowship, I am confident I am able to offer my patients treatment options that are the most up-to-date as well as best suited for their specific conditions.

Ajit Jada, MD, 2017-18 Post-residency Clinical Fellowship recipient
2019-2020 Academic Year

DePuy Synthes / NREF Post-residency Clinical Fellowships

  • University of Michigan
  • Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Globus Medical / NREF Post-residency Clinical Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Louisville

Medtronic / NREF Post-residency Clinical Fellowships

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Miami

NuVasive / NREF Post-residency Clinical Fellowships

  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians

NREF Post-residency Clinical Fellowships (with support from Medtronic and DePuy)

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
  • Rush University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Washington University

Globus Medical / NREF Post-residency Clinical Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Utah
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • 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 Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington University
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Indiana University
  • The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Northwestern University
  • Stanford University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • University of Utah
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Duke University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Toronto Western Hospital/University of Toronto
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Miami
  • University of South Florida
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital & Med. Ctr.
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Univeristy
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Northwestern University
  • Rush University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Toronto Western Hospital/University of Toronto
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Florida - MD Anderson
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Utah
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Northwestern University
  • Rush University
  • Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utah
  • University of Utah
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic, Center for Spine Health
  • Northwestern University
  • Rush University
  • Rush University
  • Stanford University
  • Temple University
  • UCLA School of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Miami
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Utah
  • University of Utah
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

Contact Us

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Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852
847.378.0500
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