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This award was originally established to recognize excellence in behavioral neuroscience. Today, this award represents the top award in the trainee poster competition.

This award was the second named award established by the National Neurotrauma Society. Today, this award represents the second top award in the trainee poster competition.

Dr. Faden is one of the founding members of the National Neurotrauma Society and has mentored numerous students, residents, and fellows at both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level.

The National Neurotrauma Society named this award in honor of Dr. Marmarou in 2010. Today, this award represents the fifth best award in the trainee poster competition.

Dr. Hovda’s trainees and colleagues have collectively endowed a Research Excellence Award in his name, because their lives and careers have been influenced directly by his training, mentorship and friendship.

MEETING TRAVEL AWARDS

The National Neurotrauma Society offers two types of travel 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:

  1. An undergraduate, graduate or medical student at an internationally recognized university or college.
  2. nurse who is practicing in an internationally recognized university affiliated hospital.
  3. resident who is in training at an accredited or internationally recognized university/hospital training program.
  4. 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 in the field of neuroscience as it relates to
    neurotrauma.
  5. postdoctoral fellow who has completed a basic neurosurgery, neurology (or equivalent) residency and who now is gaining additional training in the field of neurotrauma.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020  EXTENDED TO MAY 1, 2020

NNS TRAVEL AWARDS

These awards recognize trainees who demonstrate scientific merit in research. A limited number of $750 awards will be given to those trainees demonstrating merit and financial need.  Any trainee that has not received a Travel Award from NNS in the past 2 years may apply.

Eligibility Requirements for NNS Travel Awards:

  1. Any trainee that has not received a Travel Award from NNS in the past 2 years may apply
  2. Applicants do not need to be a member of the NNS or AANS/CNS
  3. Applicants must be first (presenting) author of a submitted abstract.
  4. There is no limit on the number of applications from one lab, however, no more than 1 grant will be awarded to any one lab.

DIVERSITY TRAVEL GRANT AWARDS

The NNS society is committed to increasing diversity. Any trainee from an underrepresented minority/group or with a documented disability that has not received a Travel Award from NNS in the past 2 years may apply. A limited number of $2,000 awards will be given to those trainees demonstrating scientific merit and financial need. 

Eligibility Requirements for Diversity Travel Awards:

  1. Any trainee from an underrepresented group/minority or with a documented disability that has not received a Travel Award from NNS in the past 2 years may apply
  2. Applicants do not need to be a member of the NNS or AANS/CNS
  3. Applicants must be first (presenting) author of a submitted abstract.
  4. There is no limit on the number of applications from one lab, however, no more than 1 grant will be awarded to any one lab.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for a travel award, you must register online, then submit an abstract in order to activate the Travel Award Application section.  In the unlikely event your abstract is not accepted, a refund for your registration fee may be requested.

Step One:  Register and submit your abstract online. Then you will have access to the travel award application form.

Step Two: Access the Travel Award section. The online form will collect general information and request that you upload, in PDF format, the following documents (How to convert MS Word Documents to PDF Documents?):

  1. A full curriculum vitae. (Sample CV)
  2. 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)
  3. Letter of recommendation from your mentor or program/department chair

Step Three: Submit online form and then view the accuracy of your application. You will be able to edit it until the application process closes.

If there are any questions about the application process, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cranial Trauma & Spinal Trauma Awards

The National Neurotrauma Society has long been an enthusiastic supporter of its young investigators.  Education, mentorship, and the creation of opportunities have been prominent among NNS members.

This annual award can be presented at the Annual Symposium to an individual in recognition of their contributions to the field of Neurotrauma.

The WiNTR Neurotrauma – Visiting International Scholar Award (WiNTR-VISA) was established to promote international networking opportunities, and to advance the early careers of women Neurotrauma researchers.