Fellowship Committee Report

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD

The CNS awards fellowships annually for research and advanced training in functional, spine, tumor, vascular and socioeconomic sections, and sponsors the CSNS-CNS Medical Student Fellowship. Additionally, the CNS awards the Christopher C. Getch Fellowship (see below). This year, the CNS is pleased to announce the following recipients of Fellowship Awards for 2014-2015:

The Christopher C. Getch Fellowship is intended to help post-residency neurosurgeons and fellows obtain advanced training in the clinical application of scientific knowledge related to neurosurgical practice. Consistent with the CNS Mission to advance health and improve lives worldwide, the Christopher C. Getch Fellowship is granted to a neurosurgeon or fellow engaged in clinical research that promises to have a significant impact on the field of neurosurgery.

Eligibility

The Christopher C. Getch Fellowship is open to all senior neurosurgical residents, attending neurosurgeons and post-residency neurosurgical fellows in the United States, Canada or Mexico. The fellow will spend one year in formal clinical training under the direction of a specific sponsor. The amount of support will depend on the location and duration of the fellowship. Budget support of up to $100,000 is available. Detailed budget justification and an account of expenses incurred following completion of the fellowship are required. Fellows will not be paid extra salary support that is already covered by the clinical residency program. Fellowship funds may not be used for indirect costs. Indirect costs represent the expenses of doing business that are not readily identified within a fellowship, but are necessary for the general operation of the fellowship. Examples include but are not limited to: administrative staff, rent, utilities, equipment rental, telephone, postage and printing, and miscellaneous office supplies. In addition to the budgeted expenses, the CNS will extend complimentary CNS Annual Meeting registration. Further details about eligibility and the application process can be found at www.cns.org. 

CONSISTENT WITH THE CNS MISSION TO ADVANCE HEALTH AND IMPROVE LIVES WORLDWIDE, THE CHRISTOPHER C. GETCH FELLOWSHIP IS GRANTED TO A NEUROSURGEON OR FELLOW ENGAGED IN CLINICAL RESEARCH THAT PROMISES TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE FIELD OF NEUROSURGERY.