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The National Neurotrauma Society offers two types of trainee awards to ensure that undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are given every opportunity to attend the conference and present their work.

For the purpose of Neurotrauma registration, the definition of a “Trainee” is a member/non-member delegate who meets at least one of the following criteria:

An undergraduate, graduate, nurse or medical student at an internationally recognized university or college.

A postdoctoral student who has completed an MD and/or PhD who is currently under the supervision of mentor (or advisor) for the purpose of acquiring additional training.

A resident who is in training at an accredited or internationally recognized university/hospital training program.


To apply for a trainee award, you must register online, then submit an abstract in order to activate the Trainee Award Application section. Should your abstract not be accepted, a refund for your registration fee may be requested.

Step One: Register on-line. Then you will have access to the trainee award application form.

Step Two: Access the Trainee Award section. The online form will collect general information and request that you upload, in PDF format, the following documents:

A full curriculum vitae

A short narrative containing a statement about your career goals and about how attending the NNS meeting will support these career goals. (500 words maximum)

Letter of recommendation from your mentor or program/department chair

Step Three: Submit online form.

Journal Publication

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Neurotrauma Bi-Monthly issue immediately prior to the conference. 

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