Travel Awards and Scholarships

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

Young Investigator Awards

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 award recipients are not eligible for an additional award.

Selection
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 2023 Annual Meeting & Courses. Additional travel awards may be awarded if funding is available.

Procedures
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 a decision no later than February 1, 2023. Awardees will then be expected to accept the 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 If an award recipient cancels their registration prior to the meeting, the Travel Award may be withdrawn from the individual and designated to another candidate.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 January 4, 2022 and must occur at the time of poster abstract submission.


Trainee Scholarships

Trainee Scholarships are 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).

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

Award
Grants will be made in the form of reimbursement of travel expenses up to $1,000 USD  following the meeting. Recipients will be asked to submit an Expense Voucher with original receipts.

Procedures
Letters of application may be sent to ACNS Membership Manager Carrie Grossman at cgrossman@acns.org.

The deadline for applications is February 23, 2023.

Last updated: October 19, 2022

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