Recognizing outstanding research on diversity, equity, and inclusion impacting neurosurgery workforce or patient care (up to three per year, during CNS Annual Meeting. Applications are closed for 2022.
Generously supported by Medtronic.
Schedule for all DEI Awards
- Summer 2022: Publication of Requirements
- October 26, 2022: Applications Open
- December 9, 2022: Applications Close
- February 2023: Announcement of Winners
Description: The DEI Scholar Project is an award to an individual to examine and understand the presence or causes of health care disparities in neurosurgery.
- Prize: Up to $14,000
- Eligibility: Applicants must be neurosurgical residents or faculty based within the United and able conduct a one-year project during the upcoming academic year.
Goals for the program
- Contribute scholarly data that guides improvements in health care equity and inclusion for patients.
- Expand the cadre of informed experts who can provide leadership in DEI efforts.
Requirements and Expectations
- Summary of thesis and explanation of need.
- Proposed project must take place within the United States.
- Proposed examination must apply to disparities in neurosurgical care within the United States. Also accepted are examinations of training, faculty distribution, practice ownership.
- Completion and submission via online application.
- Upload up to three examples of case studies, articles or research that demonstrate the need for the study.
- Letter of Recommendation from Chair of Department or Director of Programs
- Prioritize attending the CNS Annual Meeting to present findings.
- Prioritize CNS for all submissions resulting from award during year of award.
- Consider becoming a CNS Foundation donor to support future awardees doing similar good work.
Generously supported by Medtronic and Stryker.
Applications accepted January 23-March 1, 2023.
The CNS Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for applications for the annual Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarship, annual awards to support leadership development of female neurosurgeons early in their career. The awards are made possible by many generous donors to the CNS Foundation.
Requirement: CNS Foundation Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarships are available only to applicants who have completed their training and have a faculty and/or attending physician position. Please do not apply until you are of this level of training.
New in 2023, there will be one award for one domestic applicant (residing within the United States) and one international applicant.
- DOMESTIC WINNER: The winning domestic applicant will be invited to participate in the CNS Leadership Institute, a year-long program, beginning with a 2-day course May 5-6 in Chicago, IL and commencing with a report-out session during the 2023 CNS Annual Meeting. The winning applicant will receive a complimentary access to the CNS Leadership Institute as well as a $1,500 award to support travel to conferences and meetings.
- INTERNATIONAL WINNER: The winning international applicant will receive a stipend to attend the leadership course of their choice and the CNS Annual Meeting, the year of their award. The winning applicant will receive a financial award up to $10,000 to support coursework, technical materials, and travel for research meetings and conferences.
Initiated by an anonymous donor inspired by female neurosurgeons, this scholarship program will catalyze opportunities for young female neurosurgeons to pursue educational and enrichment opportunities to expand their leadership skills. Please support the scholarship today.
Congratulations to our 2022 winners:
- Sukirti Chauhan
- Alphadenti Harlyjoy
- Smruti Patel
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