- November 15, 2023 Applications Open
- January 19, 2024: Applications Close
- February 2024: Announcement of Winners
Description: This is intended to be an active study to implement, test and report results of an intervention hypothesized to correct a known health care disparity/ies and/or improve diversity in the neurosurgery workforce.
- Prize Up to $17,000
- Total Annual Awardees: Up to two
- Eligibility: Applicants must be neurosurgical residents or practicing neurosurgeons based within the United and able conduct a one-year project during the upcoming academic year.
Goals for the program
- To establish protocol for testing hypotheses and reporting findings to public.
- To test DEI intervention efforts designed to deliver improvements in healthcare within the neurosurgical domain. This includes studies of healthcare workforce and/or patient care.
- To identify and report impact, strengths, and opportunities of the intervention effort.
Requirements and Expectations
- Completion and submission via online application
- Letter of Recommendation from Chair of Department or Program Director
- Project must be implemented within the United States.
- Statement of thesis for change that applies to the neurosurgical domain.
- Upload up to three examples of case studies, articles or research that provide evidence for the need for the pilot project.
- Proposed budget for the pilot project, including testing protocol, staff, tools, technology.
- Prioritize attending the CNS Annual Meeting to present findings.
- Prioritize CNS for all submissions resulting from award during year of award. (Including annual meeting abstracts and Neurosurgery publications).
- Consider becoming a CNS Foundation donor to support future awardees doing similar good work.
Generously supported by Medtronic and Stryker.