Awards & Scholarships

ACNS offers funding to attend the Annual Meeting & Courses through two programs outlined below.

Young Investigator Awards

Young Investigator Award

Several young physician investigators will be selected, based upon the ranking of the applicant's abstract by the Program Committee.   

Eligibility Criteria
Applicant must be: (1) a current ACNS member or apply for membership concurrent with application for the Award; (2) a resident, fellow, or junior faculty within two years of completion of fellowship training; and (3) be the first author of an abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting. Applicant must meet the entire aforementioned criteria in order to be considered for the Young Investigator Award. Prior recipients of are not eligible for additional the award.

Awardees will be chosen based on the quality of submitted abstracts, as ranked by the ACNS Program Committee. A total of six fellowships will be awarded for the ACNS 2021 Annual Meeting. Additional travel awards may be awarded if funding is available.

Upon close of abstract submission, the ACNS Program Committee will review, evaluate, and rank abstracts, including all candidates for consideration to receive an award. The Program Committee Co-Chairs will select the final six awardees based on the collective rankings from the Program Committee. ACNS will notify awardees of decision no later than December 20, 2020. Awardees will then be expected to accept invitation by the deadlines set forth in their acceptance notifications, as well as register for the Annual Meeting.

Cancellation Policy
Award recipients are expected to register to attend the Annual Meeting by the deadlines set forth in their acceptance notification. If an award recipient cancels their registration prior to the meeting, the Travel Award may be withdrawn from the individual and designated to another candidate.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2020 and must occur at the time of poster abstract submission.

Trainee Scholarships

Funding will be available to support meeting attendance for residents and fellows of ACGME Program Directors who are members of ACNS.

Eligibility Criteria
To apply for a grant on behalf of a resident or fellow, Program Directors must:

  1. Be affiliated with an ACGME-recognized Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy or Neuromuscular fellowship program (or ABPN-CNP eligible international equivalent);
  2. Be a current member of ACNS; and
  3. Submit a letter of application, including the fellow's name and complete contact information (mailing address, phone number, university email address and personal email address).

Funding is limited and will be available to the first programs to apply, limit one grant per program.

Grants will be made in the form of complimentary Annual Meeting registration and a credit toward future ACNS membership.

Letters of application may be sent to ACNS Executive Director Megan M. Hille, CMP, CAE at

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021.

Last updated: October 1, 2020