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NREF Grants & Fellowships Launch Research Careers

An award from the NREF can have an extraordinary impact on a neurosurgeon’s career, serving as a launch pad for future success. Candidates are encouraged to pursue these amazing professional opportunities. Applications for all NREF Grants & Fellowships are available through the NREF Online Grant Portal.

AANS Neurosurgery Technology Development Grant – The AANS, in conjunction with the Information Technology Committee and Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC), would like to empower young innovative minds in the field to develop technology-related research projects.

The grant is open to AANS member medical students and current neurosurgical residents in approved North American training programs. The recipient is required to submit an abstract for a future AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. Applications for this grant are administered through the NREF.

The grant provides startup funds for student or resident research projects that apply cutting-edge technology into neurosurgical training or the improvement in neurosurgical patient outcomes. The grant award will be $2,500-10,000 – depending on the size, scope and budget of the project.

To apply or for more information about the grant, please visit the My Applications section of

For additional information about NREF grant programs, visit the NREF online at or contact the NREF at 847.378.0500 or

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