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Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) 

Kate Carney Cerebrovascular Research Fellowship Grant

In the past year, the NREF has received donations totaling over $20,000 in memory of Kate Carney, an eight-year old girl from Ohio, who died in 2015 after suffering a large hemorrhage from an AVM. Kate and her family were very close friends of Dr. William Chandler, a career-long member of the CV section.

Through donations from the public and matching gifts from our fellow neurosurgeons in the CV section, we can provide a sizable research grant focused on AVMs in spring 2018. The “Kate Carney Cerebrovascular Research Fellowship Grant” would bring distinction to our section and bring great meaning to Kate’s family. The NREF Online Grant Portal will begin accepting applications for 2018-19 Research Fellowship Grants on September 1, 2017, and grant proposals focusing on AVM research are strongly encouraged.

 

Charles Drake Fund 


  

Charles Drake 

 

This newly created fund is an opportunity to honor a luminary in our field.  Distributions from this fund will be used to finance endeavors in the field of cerebrovascular research.  To donate, go to http://www.nref.org/donate.aspx and select "Honor Your Neurosurgical Mentor" from the first drop-down menu.  A second drop-down menu will appear with a list of notable neurosurgical mentors among whom Dr. Drake is an option.

 

Post-Residency Clinical Fellowships
The NREF strongly encourages institutions to apply for funding for clinical neurosurgical fellowship such as endovascular or cerebrovascular among others.

 

Research Fellowships and Young Clinician Investigator Awards

The NREF provides funding for studies in basic, translational and patient-oriented clinical research for investigators in North America through two neurosurgical research grant programs annually.

 

Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Provides first- or second-year medical students the opportunity to participate in neurosurgical research through a summer fellowship within an academic department of neurosurgery in the U.S. or Canada in any aspect of neurological surgery. The fellowship will provide salary support for a period of at least two months

 

To learn more about the NREF, apply for funding, or make a donation, visit their website:
http://www.nref.org

Robert J. Dempsey, MD, Cerebrovascular Resident Research Award

 

 

Dr. Robert J. Dempsey

This award was established to honor Dr. Dempsey for his mentoring of young physicians. Two resident physicians per year from North American training programs will be awarded $15,000 to support the study of cerebrovascular disease.

Read more about Dr. Dempsey:
http://www.societyns.org/society/bio.aspx?MemberID=50205

Previous Winners

    Application Deadline March 1, 2017

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    Massimo Collice Foundation Award for Cerebral Vascular Malformation

     

    Massimo Collice  

    The Massimo Collice Onlus foundation was founded on April 1, 2011 by Rosa Borgia Collice in memory of her husband the illustrious Italian neurosurgeon. The Foundation has both a scientific and clinical interest to support cutting-edge research of cerebrovascular malformations and help improve the daily lives of patients. In order to further this goal, A scientific committee of authoritative members of the international neurosurgery community will reward 10.000 Euros to the most deserving publication of the year written by any young physician under the age of 40. The 10.000 euro reward will be yearly presented during an international conference.

    Read more about the Massimo Collice Foundation: http://www.massimocolliceonlus.org/
    Read more about Dr. Collice: http://www.massimocolliceonlus.org/english/bio.html

    Application Link

    All papers should be submitted to info@massimocolliceonlus.org

    Brain Aneurysm Foundation

    • The Brain Aneurysm Foundation (http://www.bafound.org/) is the world's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.
    • In 2012, The Brian Aneurysm Foundation awarded $200,000 in grants to ten individuals conducting scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms.
    • Christopher C. Getch Chair of Research (sponsored by the CV Section)

      

    Christopher C. Getch 

    • The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is pleased to announce The Christopher C. Getch, MD Chair of Research, established to recognize the contributions Dr. Getch made to the study of neurosurgery.
      • To honor his memory, The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Medical Advisory Board and Board of Directors have established The Christopher C. Getch, MD Chair of Research. This Chair will benefit research being done for the early detection, improved treatment modalities and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms.
      • Past winners

      Application Link

      The Dana Foundation

      • The Dana Foundation (https://www.dana.org/) is a private philanthropic organization committed to advancing brain research and to educating the public in a responsible manner about research's potential: (1) to develop a better understanding of the brain and its functions; (2) to speed the discovery of treatments for brain disorders; and (3) to combat the stigma of brain disorders through education.
      • Neuroscience Grants: Clinical Neuroscience Research: Research grants typically range from $100,000 to up to $300,000 per institution and most grants are for 3 years, depending on the program.  Researchers interested in being considered to receive an invitation to apply to this program are welcome to send a brief (maximum two-page, 11-point font) description of the proposed research along with an NIH-style abbreviated CV to Mary M. Lucas at mlucas@dana.org.  Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Those investigators chosen to submit full proposals will be notified and provided with further instructions.

      Application Link https://www.dana.org/Grants/Guide/

      NINDS Bioengineering Research Grants

      National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke accepts applications for Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG)Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG), and Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) that address technology development specific to the NINDS mission of basic and translational research to reduce the burden of neurological diseases. These NIBIB-sponsored announcements are part of several programs at NINDS for neural engineering.

      Learn more at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/research/bioengineering/index.htm

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