This scholarship is designed to recognize the importance of fellow attendance at the AAN Annual Meeting and reward fellows who are AAN members interested in active involvement in the AAN by providing them with a travel scholarship to the Annual Meeting. Fellow Scholarship to the Annual Meeting is supported in part by grants from Biogen and Lundbeck LLC.
The $1,000 scholarship is used to reimburse fellow expenses associated with attendance at the Annual Meeting. If a recipient's fellowship program is located in the immediate vicinity (50 miles) of the Annual Meeting, the scholarship will be $500.
The scholarship will be given as an unrestricted educational grant to the fellow’s institution and mailed to the Program Director 8-12 weeks following the Annual Meeting.
- Fellow demonstrates a commitment to neurological teaching, education, and/or community service.
- Fellow must be an AAN member at the time that the scholarship is awarded. It is recommended that fellows check to be sure that they are members of the AAN upon being nominated for the scholarship. Fellows may check their membership type here: https://www.aan.com/MemberProfile/.
- Fellow must be in a neurology fellowship in the United States or Canada.
- Fellow expresses an interest in active involvement in the AAN.
- Fellow must not have received the Fellow Scholarship to the Annual Meeting in previous years.
- A past Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting recipient can apply for the award as a fellow.
- An application can be submitted for one fellow per fellowship program. E.g. if your neurology department has fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Medicine, applications can be submitted for one fellow from Clinical Neurophysiology and one from Neuromuscular Medicine.
In order for the application to be considered complete, fellows must apply online and submit:
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- A one-page letter of recommendation from their program director. The letter MUST include the following:
o Fellow’s Year of Neurology Training
o Type of Fellowship (Neuromuscular, Stroke, etc.)
o Illustrate the fellow's commitment to neurological teaching, education, and/or community service as well as active involvement in the AAN
Note : Submitting an application does not guarantee receipt of the scholarship. The scholarship is dependent on funding received. Award announcements will be made in late November 2019. Award recipients will be required to submit a completed tax form (W-9 for U.S. and W-8BEN for Canada) with institution information. The tax form should include the tax information for which the check will be paid (the institution), not the program director or fellow information.
The student must attend some required events during the Annual Meeting. The specific events have yet to be determined. It is imperative that scholarship recipients advise the AAN by December 31, 2019, if their plans have changed and decline the scholarship. Attendance at the events will be tracked. If recipients do not attend the required event(s), the scholarship is forfeited.
October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 (11:59 pm Central Daylight Time)
For more information, please contact Arianna Wegley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Manager, Graduate Education