Research Fellowship Grants & Young Clinician Investigator Awards

Funding Agency:
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

As the premier funder of neurosurgical studies, the NREF provides funding for studies in basic, translational and patient-oriented clinical research annually for North American investigators.

Research Fellowship Grant

One year, up to $50,000

Open to residents only, the NREF Research Fellowship Grant provides funding for neurosurgeons preparing for academic careers as clinician investigators. Applicants must be physicians who are currently accepted into an approved residency training program in neurological surgery within North America. One hundred percent of the resident’s research effort during the funding period of this grant should be devoted to the project.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2020

Young Clinician Investigator Award

One year, up to $50,000

The NREF Young Clinician Investigator Award supports junior faculty pursuing careers as clinical investigators. Applicants must be neurosurgeons, no more than two years from completing neurosurgical residency training or clinical fellowship, who are full-time faculty in North American teaching institutions. Fifty percent of the young clinician investigator's efforts during the funding period of this grant should be devoted to research, but exceptions can be considered.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2020

Agency Website



Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 1, 2020