Fellowships, Grants and Awards
Applications are now closed for 2013. The deadline for the Aesculap Award and DePuy Synthes Fellowships was 15th June.
Aesculap EANS Research Prize 2013
Two awards of €5000 are available; one for the best clinical research paper and another for the best laboratory research paper. Candidates are welcome to submit their papers by the 15th June 2013
The prizes will be presented at the EANS Annual Meeting (Tel-Aviv, November, 2013) and prize winners will be given the opportunity to deliver their work at the next EANS Research Course (Prague, September 2013)
- Neurosurgeons under the age of 40
- Either fully trained or in the course of training
- Individual member of the EANS
Manuscripts that have been submitted for publication during 2012 or later as well as unpublished studies are accepted for evaluation.
- Declaration of the author stating that she/he has performed more than 50% of the work, and that such work was done mainly in Europe, signed also by her/his head of department
- Short CV (max. 2 pages A4)
- Manuscripts (in PDF, max. 5MB format and type of manuscript must be comparable to those presented for publication in Acta Neurochirurgica)
Entry to be submitted online via the EANS website - please click here to submit your entry.
If you have any questions please contact Tereza Antoncikova
Testimonials from previous winners:
“I am often asked why am I so interested in research that questions important neurosurgical principles. In these occasions, I like to quote a Finnish philosophist, Marja-Riitta Ollila:"Principles are dangerous, if they become your God". This may be an overstatement but many neurologists and neurosurgeons are quite "religious". This considered, winning the Aesculap Award for the research on the genetic basis of SAH, which by many is still considered to be an inherited familial condition, was a big surprise to me.
The Award and the awarded research generated a fair amount of interest among SAH patients, colleagues, and relatives of SAH patients. I believe that it has also helped me obtain research funding and thus carry on my research activities. Even though I certainly would like to take all the credits for the awarded research, I have to admit that especially Professors Jaakko Kaprio and Markku Koskenvuo played a crucial role in this research. For other "young" scientists and research fellows, I cannot come up with any other advise than encouraging them to network as much as possible. Having said this, don't hesitate to contact for example Professors Juha Hernesniemi, Mika Niemelä or Aki Laakso from Helsinki University Central Hospital, or Michael Morgan or Marcus Stoodley from Macquarie Neurosurgery, Sydney, if you are interested in cerebrovascular research. I would like to thank once more Braun-Aesculap and EANS for the support, and wish luck to all future applicants!” Miikka Korja
As a winner of the EANS-Aesculap research award, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the EANS and their sponsor Aesculap who are willing to support young researchers in neurosurgery. This prize allowed me to work as a research fellow at the epilepsy center in Grenoble with prof. S. Chabardes. I got the opportunity to discover the technique of stereoEEG recordings, their clinical implications and numerous possibilities with respect to research. Furthermore, we worked on a project in epilepsy surgery patients. I am convinced that my future research will certainly benefit from collaboration between our centers and would advise any young ‘neurosurgeon-researcher’ to apply for this prize! Thanks again for the award! Tom Theys
We are very pleased to announce the continuation of spine fellowship programme. In collaboration with De Puy/Synthes, the EANS is offering three fellowships which are available to members of the EANS, resident or practising medicine within Europe. A single fellowship is available to individual Associate members of the EANS, based outside Europe.
These are short-term fellowships, each of 2 months in duration. Fellowships will take place at one of four different host clinics approved by EANS. Fellows will be exposed to different aspects and techniques of spinal surgery and evolving technologies.
The administration of the EANS Spine Fellowships is overseen by the EANS Spine Section, with individual host clinics responsible for the detailed planning and execution of their fellows’ stay. The host clinics are as follows:
- Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität, Munich, Germany
- Queens Medical Centre Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
- Medical Center Haaglanden, The Hague & Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
- Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, Leeds, UK
Please click here to gain an overview of each of these centres.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Operational Log Book detailing spinal procedures carried out
- Personal statement demonstrating your achievements and commitment in each of the areas defined below:
Candidate selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Academic merits and training to date
- Spine dedication
- Credentials (including personal recommendations)
- Rationale for application
- Competency in relevant language (English or German)
Please click here to submit your application.
The deadline for submission of entries is June 15th; applications will then be evaluated by selected members of the EANS Spine Section. Successful candidates will be notified by June 30th.
This year the EANS Annual Meeting will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, from 11th - 14th November. Grants of up to 1000USD are available for any candidate who fulfils the following criteria:
~ Applicant must be the presenting author of an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation at EANS 2013.
~ Application must include a letter from Head of Department/Institute or supervisor, confirming the applicant’s status as a neurosurgical resident.
The deadline for applications is 28th May 2013. To submit an application and/or abstract, please click here.
We are also pleased to announce that AOSpine has compiled a comprehensive list of available fellowships. Please visit https://aospine.aofoundation.org/Structure/education/spine-centers/Pages/spine-centers.aspx for more information.
AANS Arranged Fellowships
AANS also has a list of fellowships available on their website. To view, please visit http://aans.org/en/Grants%20and%20Fellowships/Fellowship%20Directory.aspx.
The Brain Prize of € 1 million, which is to be awarded for the fourth time in May 2014, is open for nominations. It was awarded for the third time this year, to Austrian Gero Miesenböck, Germans Ernst Bamberg, Peter Hegemann, and Georg Nagel, and Americans Ed Boyden and Karl Deisseroth.
Fellowships in Portugal
The Portuguese Society of Neurosurgery is offering a number of clinical fellowships in accredited training programmes, lasting from six months to two years.
Please download the letter for details.
The AANS also offer a range of fellowships. For more information, please click here.
Pain and Spine Fellowship
Scott & White Neuroscience Institute
The comprehensive Pain & Spine Fellowship at Scott & White is designed to provide educational experience in spinal and pain pathology to a graduate of a Neurosurgery training program or senior neurosurgery resident. Clinical and research experiences will be included. Both US and International candidates will be considered.
Further Information - Flyer
Contact: Vasilios A. Zerris, MD, MPH
Cervical Spine Research Society - European Section
The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and promotes clinical and basic science research of the cervical spine. The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles.
To faciliate research in the field of cervical spine the Cervical Spine Research Society - European Section (CSRS-ES) has the opportunity to offer € 25.000,- annually to research projects.
More information: Flyer (opens in new browser window)