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Welcome to the NREF Grant and Fellowship Portal.

As a premier funder of neurosurgical studies, the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF), philanthropic arm of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), focuses on providing fellowship funding in basic neuroscience and neurosurgical programs in North America.

Here’s the NREF Grant & Fellowship Application Schedule for the coming year:

2022-23 Research Fellowship Grant & Young Clinician Investigator Award            

Application Open:          September 1, 2021       

Deadline Date:              November 1, 2021        

Award Notification:        February 15, 2022

2022 Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship  

Application Open:          October 1, 2021

Deadline Date:              December 1, 2021        

Award Notification:        April 1, 2022

2022-23 Clinical Fellowship Grants    

Application Open:          October 1, 2021

Deadline Date:              December 1, 2021        

Award Notification:        February 1, 2022

2022-23 Directed Residency Scholarship       

Application Open:          October 1, 2021

Deadline Date:              December 1, 2021        

Award Notification:        February 1, 2022

2022 Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Application Open:          November 1, 2021        

Deadline Date:              February 1, 2022          

Award Notification:        April 15, 2022

2024-25 William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship 

Application Open:          August 1, 2022 

Deadline Date:              October 1, 2021

Award Notification:        January 15, 2023

After you begin the online application, your work will be saved and you will be able to access the application as often as you like. Once an application is submitted, the application or any part of it cannot be modified or deleted through the online system.

If you find that you need to make an important change after the application is submitted, please contact us directly by calling NREF 847.378.0500 or by email at info@nref.org. A staff member will be in touch with you if there are any questions about your grant application.

Thank you for your interest in the NREF Grant and Fellowship program.