Abstract Awards

There are many abstract award opportunities available to our members. Read more about awards specific to your specialty below.

CNS Resident Award

Presented to the outstanding abstract submitted by a resident for presentation at the Annual Meeting. In addition to submitting your abstract, you will need to upload a 1500-word manuscript. Your Department Chair must certify that the resident author had a significant role in the project. The Chair must send a letter by March 28, 2014 to:

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 190
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Fax: 847-240-0804

Requirements: Resident, 1,500 word manuscript

American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award

$2000 award given to the high-ranking tumor-related basic science paper submitted by a principal investigator who has completed residency and is within the first six years of practice.

Requirements: Tumor section member, completed residency and within first six years of practice.

BrainLab Neurosurgery Award

$1000 award given to a neurosurgeon practicing outside the United States or in a non-academic setting in the United States with the best abstract related to central nervous system tumors.

Requirements: Outside U.S. or from non-academic setting within the U.S., Tumor section member

Columbia Softball Charity Award

$1000 award given to the best pediatric tumor abstract

Requirements: Tumor section member

Depuy-Synthes Award for Resident Research on Brain and Craniofacial Injury

Selected by the Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. Up to $2000 is awarded to a resident or fellow abstract related to head injury.

Requirements: Resident or Fellow

Depuy-Synthes Award for Resident Research on Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Injury

Selected by the Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. Up to $2000 is awarded to a resident or fellow abstract related to spinal cord or spinal column injury

Requirements: Resident or Fellow

Galbraith Award (Resident Award - Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery)

Given to the best resident paper addressing a topic of cerebrovascular surgery as judged by the JSCVS Committee responsible for the CNS Annual Meeting Section Program.

Requirements: Attending or Resident

Integra Foundation Award (Tumors)

$1000 given to the best clinical research paper on central nervous system tumors.

Requirements: Tumor section member

Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award

$500 award given to a high-ranking abstract related to either clinical or basic science neuro-oncology research.

Requirements: Tumor section member

Julius Goodman Resident Award (Socioeconomic)

$500 award given to a neurosurgical resident based on originality, merit, innovation and scientific process. The resident must have made a significant contribution to the abstract. The abstract is chosen by two to four members of the Communications and Education Committee of the CSNS appointed by the Chair. If it is decided that there is no deserving abstract, the ad hoc committee may choose not to present the award that year.

Requirements: Socioeconomic topic, resident

National Brain Tumor Society Mahaley Clinical Research Award (Section on Tumors)

$1000 award given to resident, fellow or attending in neuro-oncology who presents the best clinical research paper.

Requirements: Tumor section member

Preuss Award (Section on Tumors)

$1000 award given to the best basic science tumor-related paper submitted by young investigator.

Requirements: Tumor section member within 10 years of training

Ronald R. Tasker Young Investigator Award (Resident Award - Section on Pain)

$1000 award given to the highest-ranked abstract submitted for concerning pain research.

Requirements: Resident or neurosurgeon within six years of training

Samuel Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award (Socioeconomic)

$500 award given to a young neurosurgeon based on originality, merit, innovation and scientific process. The young neurosurgeon must have made a significant contribution to the abstract. The abstract is chosen by two to four members of the Communications and Education Committee of the CSNS appointed by the Chair. If it is decided that there is no deserving abstract, the ad hoc committee may choose not to present the award that year.

Requirements: Socioeconomic topic,  young neurosurgeon who has completed training within the last five years

Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship

The Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship is granted yearly to an outstanding resident abstract accepted at the Annual Meeting. A stipend of up to $1,000 is given to cover travel expenses.

Requirements: Resident neurosurgeon

Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Award

$500 award given to the best resident paper addressing a topic of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.

Requirements: Resident or fellow must be first and presenting author

Stryker Neuro-oncology Award

$1000 award given to a high ranking brain tumor clinical or basic science abstract submitted by a resident or medical student.

Requirements: Senior author must be Tumor section member

Synthes Cerebrovascular Award

Given to the best abstract presented at the Cerebrovascular Session by a resident or medical student.

Requirements: Resident or medical student

Synthes Skull Base Surgery Award

$1000 award given to an attending neurosurgeon, resident or fellow within the Tumor section who submits the best abstract related to skull base surgery.

Requirements: Tumor section member, resident, fellow or attending neurosurgeon