Award Amount: $2,500

Number of Awards: 1

Purpose: The CSNS/CNS Medical Student Socioeconomic Fellowship supports a medical student conducting research on a socioeconomic issue impacting neurosurgical practice. It is funded and overseen by the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies and administered through the Fellowship Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Eligibility: The fellowship is open to all medical students in the United States and Canada. The fellow will spend 8 to 10 weeks conducting supervised research on a socioeconomic topic of importance to neurosurgery.

Requirements: The fellow must submit a final report to the CNS Fellowships Committee by December 1 following completion of the summer fellowship. Any publications resulting from supported research must acknowledge the support.

Expenses: Financial support is exclusively for stipend support to the student.

Selection Criteria: Fellowship applications will be judged on:

  1. Originality of proposed project
  2. Significance to neurosurgery of project
  3. Feasibility of project completion
  4. Applicant qualifications
  5. Institutional resources

Fellowship Proposal (not more than 5 pages)

  1. Title
  2. Specific Aims
  3. Research Proposal
    1. Background
    2. Materials and Methods
    3. Potential Pitfalls
    4. Timeline for Study
  4. Significance of Study
  5. Selected References

Application Requirements

    Complete the application requirements listed below:

    1. Complete the online application (on-line application form)

    2. Two reference letters

    3. Curriculum vitae of applicant

    4. Curriculum vitae of proposed mentor

    5. Two original photographs (passport size)

Digital file (jpeg, eps or tiff) minimum of 1600 x 1200 pixels and resolution of at least 300 DPI.

2018-2019 Fellowship Application Deadline: February 15, 2018 at 11:00 PM CST.

All submissions online through above application link, addressed care of:

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD
Chairman, CNS Fellowships Committee
10 North Martingale Road, Suite 190
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Address all additional inquiries to:

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 190
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 240-2500
Fax: (847) 240-0804
Toll Free: (877) 517-1CNS

or Sandy Meyer, Executive Assistant, Council of State Neurosurgical Societies