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AAN Award for Creative Expression of Human Values in Neurology

The “Creative Expression Award” (CEA) recognizes an outstanding poem, short story, or work of creative nonfiction that artistically expresses human values in the practice of neurology, including compassion for persons with neurological disorders and reflection by physicians involved in their care. 

AAN Diversity in Leadership Program

As the demographics of the membership and patient base change, it is important that the American Academy of Neurology Board and senior leadership have a leadership diversification strategy to ensure that the composition of leadership reflects the diversity of the membership. To this end the AAN is offering a year-long AAN immersion program designed specifically to identify, orient, and cultivate underrepresented minority AAN members into future Academy leaders. This program is supported by Allergan, Inc.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

AAN International Scholarship Award

The American Academy of Neurology announces the 2016 International Scholarship Award. This scholarship is designed to provide eligible international candidates the opportunity to attend and participate in the AAN Annual Meeting. It is not necessary to be a member to apply.

AAN Women in Leadership Program

Become an influential leader for your patients and profession. Apply now for the AAN Women in Leadership program, taking place Sunday, April 19th during the 2015 AAN Annual Meeting. Application deadline is March 13, 2015. Space is limited.

Advanced Leadership for Women

Become an influential leader for your patients and profession. Apply now for the  NEW AAN Advanced Leadership for Women, taking place Monday, April 20, during the 2015 AAN Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC. Application deadline is March 13, 2015. Space is limited.

Alliance Awards: Founders

This award is designed to encourage clinical and translational research in neuroscience by physicians in clinical neurology training programs.

Alliance Awards: S. Weir Mitchell

This award is designed to encourage basic research in neuroscience by physicians in clinical neurology training programs.

Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA) Lifetime Achievement Award

The AINA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a leader in neurology by her/his peers. The recipient will be chosen based on their dedication in helping neurologists of Indian origin excel in the field of neurology. The recipient will have supported Indian neurologists over a significant period of time in achieving meaningful progress toward expressed goals.

Bruce S. Schoenberg International Award in Neuroepidemiology

In tribute to Dr. Schoenberg's career in training neurologists internationally in epidemiologic methods, this award salutes a young investigator selected from a developing country or Eastern Europe.

Clerkship Coordinator Recognition Award

The Clerkship Coordinator Recognition Award is intended to acknowledge the essential function of neurology clerkship coordinators in medical student education. Clerkship coordinators face many challenges supporting the administration of a neurology clerkship, including limited resources and research and clinical missions that compete for time and resources with the education mission. The time has come to recognize neurology clerkship coordinators whose creativity and innovation is crucial in ensuring the future of Neurology.

Application Deadline: December 5, 2014

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Nondisease-specific

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation are pleased to announce multiple two-year fellowships to support clinical research training in the neurosciences. The fellowships are cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in ALS Research

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the ALS Association are pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support clinical research training in the field of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Ataxia

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the National Ataxia Foundation are pleased to announce a fellowship to support clinical research training in ataxia.

Application Due: October 1, 2015 

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and Lundbeck are pleased to announce a fellowship to support clinical research training in epilepsy. This fellowship is funded by Lundbeck.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Neurology are pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support clinical research training in the field of multiple sclerosis.

October 1, 2015

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and Lundbeck are pleased to announce a fellowship to support clinical research training in Parkinson's disease.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Stroke

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and Genentech are pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support clinical research training in the field of stroke.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Tourette Association of America are pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support clinical research training in Tourette Syndrome.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in the Neurological Application of Neurotoxins

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation are pleased to announce two two-year fellowships to support clinical research training on the neurological application of neurotoxins towards the treatment of neurological conditions and patient care. These fellowships are funded by the Allergan Foundation.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis

The American Brain Foundation, the foundation of the American Academy of Neurology, and the National MS Society are pleased to announce a three-year award to support the training of young physicians committed to a career in academic medicine in an environment where problems in multiple sclerosis are addressed with the most current scientific tools. Outstanding senior residents are invited to develop a clinically-relevant project at a US institution with a mentor who has experience in MS research.

Application Deadline: August 12, 2015

Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award in ALS Research

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the ALS Association are pleased to announce a three-year Clinician-Scientist Development Award to support a clinician scientist’s research related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The award aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and encourage young investigators in clinical studies.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award in Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology and the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation are pleased to announce a three-year Clinician-Scientist Development Award to support a clinician scientist's research related to myasthenia gravis. The award aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and encourage young investigators in clinical studies.The award aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and encourage young investigators in clinical studies.

Application Date: October 1, 2015

Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors Innovation Award

The AAN Neurology Clerkship Directors Innovation Award is intended to acknowledge innovation and creativity in neurology clerkship directors. Clerkship directors are dedicated educators who devote considerable time and energy to this task, often with little support. Many directors have developed unique tools and instruments to teach medical students, to assess knowledge, and benchmark progress.

Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors Teaching Award

This award is intended to acknowledge the educational efforts of neurology clerkship directors. Clerkship directors are dedicated teachers who devote considerable time and energy to this task, often with little support. Many directors have developed extensive curricula, teaching tools, and outcome assessments to enhance neurology education.

Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award

The intent of this award is to recognize physicians in the early stages of their careers who have made an independent contribution to epilepsy research.

Education Research Grant

The American Academy of Neurology Education Research Subcommittee requests proposals to promote education research. Grants of $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded based on the proposal and merits of the project.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Fellow Scholarship to the Annual Meeting

We are excited to be able to offer the opportunity to recognize and reward fellows who are AAN members interested in active involvement in the AAN. 

Deadline for applications: November 21, 2014

H. Richard Tyler Award

This award encourages historical research using the AAN Rare Books Collection at the Bernard Becker Medical Library at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. The H. Richard Tyler Award-named in recognition of the neurologist's generous donation to the collection-provides up to $1,200 for research expenses.

Harold Wolff-John Graham Award: An Award for Headache/Facial Pain Research

This award recognizes individuals who have submitted research results in the field of headache and facial pain.

John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

This prize recognizes outstanding contributions to research in the understanding, treatment, or prevention of multiple sclerosis.

John F. Kurtzke, MD, FAAN, Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award

The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers are pleased to announce a three-year Clinician-Scientist Development Award to support a clinician scientist’s research related to multiple sclerosis. The award aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and encourage young investigators in clinical studies.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015 

Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders for Young Investigators

This award recognizes young investigators who have made significant contributions to movement disorders research. The award is named for Dr. Jon Stolk, a driving force in the drug development field for Parkinson's disease.

Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Patient Advocate of the Year Award

This award recognizes an outstanding patient advocate who embodies the leadership and advocacy qualities exemplified by Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD.

Lawrence C. McHenry Award: An Award for the History of Neurology

Selected by the Lawrence C. McHenry Award Workgroup, this award recognizes excellence in research in the history of neurology.

Lawrence M. Brass Stroke Research Award

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation have established a relationship with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the purpose of funding a research award to support an investigator conducting research related to vascular neurology, stroke, and neurocritical care.

Application Deadline: July 2015, dependent on location 

Medical Education Research Training Fellowship

The American Academy of Neurology Institute (AAN Institute), the education subsidiary of the American Academy of Neurology, is pleased to announce a one-year Medical Education Research Training Fellowship.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Medical Student Essay Award - Extended Neuroscience Award

This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in neuroscience.

Medical Student Essay Award - G. Milton Shy Award

This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in clinical neurology.

Medical Student Essay Award - Roland P. Mackay Award

This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in historical aspects.

Medical Student Essay Award - Saul R. Korey Award

This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in experimental neurology.

Medical Student Prize for Excellence

Nomination Deadline: March 6 2015

The American Academy of Neurology’s Undergraduate Education Subcommittee (UES) is committed to promoting neurology as a specialty and as a potential career among undergraduate medical students. The UES sponsors the AAN Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology to recognize graduating medical students for excellence in clinical neurology. This prize, in the amount of $200, is awarded to one graduating medical student from each medical school. The check and a certificate will be sent to you to present to the student on behalf of the AAN during your institution's graduation/awards ceremony.

Medical Student Scholarship to the Annual Meeting

The AAN is pleased to sponsor the Medical Student Scholarship to the 2015 AAN Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. We are able to offer 40 $1,000 scholarships to US and Canadian medical students who are SIGN chapter members to attend the April 18 to April 25, 2015, meeting. SIGN chapter presidents or a designated SIGN representatives are given preference for the receiving the scholarship. The AAN hopes that by helping students attend the SIGN chapter meeting and other events at the AAN Annual Meeting, their interest in neurology will be stimulated, ultimately benefiting the field of neurology. The student must be from a school outside the Philadelphia area (the funds are intended for transportation, lodging, and similar expenses).

Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship

The scholarship program offers members of SIGN a summer stipend of $3,000 to conduct a project in either an institutional, clinical, or laboratory setting where there are ongoing programs of research, service or training, or a private practice.  Only applicants from schools with established SIGN chapters are eligible to apply.  The AAN will award up to 20 scholarships to first year medical students who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals.  The project is to be conducted through a U.S. or Canadian institution of the student's choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution. 

Application Deadline: February 6, 2015

Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize

This prize is awarded to emerging neurologists who have a strong interest in, and have demonstrated a passion for, learning and expanding the field of stroke research.

Minority Scholars Program

The Minority Scholars Program was established in 1994 to promote diversity in the field of neurology. The program provides medical students the opportunity to learn more about careers in neurology and neuroscience.

Mitchell B. Max Award for Neuropathic Pain

This award recognizes an individual for outstanding work in the field of neuropathic pain for either a single contribution or for lifetime achievement.

Movement Disorders Research Award

This award recognizes an individual for outstanding work in the field of Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders for either a single, outstanding contribution or for lifetime achievement.

Neuro-oncology Investigator Award

This award recognizes young investigators who have advanced the field of neuro-oncology.

Neuro-oncology Scientific Award

This award recognizes an individual from any discipline and of any academic rank for a singular scientific achievement that has advanced the field of neuro-oncology.

Neuroendocrine Research Award

This award recognizes individuals who have made a contribution to neuroendocrine research.

Neurology Health Policy Research Fellowship

Designed to prepare neurologists for an academic career in health policy research. The selected fellow will obtain a master’s degree atthe George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services while continuing clinical rotations. Graduates will be prepared to enter an academicor research career in health policy. Course work will include biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy analysis, health economics, and health policy research design.At the same time, the fellow will gain experience working in a congressional, federal, or executive office.

Neuroscience Research Prize

This prize encourages high school students to explore the world of the brain and nervous system through laboratory research.

Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology

This prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding research in the field of behavioral neurology. Applicants should have a strong desire to expand the field of behavioral neurology through research.

Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases

This award recognizes major contributions to the understanding of the cause, prevention, treatment of, and ultimately the cure for Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and related diseases.

Practice Research Training Fellowship Nondisease-specific

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation are pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support training in clinical practice research, which is defined as “clinical research that evaluates translation of evidence into best clinical practice.” This may include evaluation of health services, quality of care, implementation of proven therapies, physician performance, or patient adherence. It is intended to create unique training opportunities, previously difficult to access for neurologists.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Program Coordinator Recognition Award

The Program Coordinator Recognition Award is intended to acknowledge the essential function of neurology program coordinators. Program coordinators face many challenges supporting the administration of a residency program including limited resources and both research and clinical missions that compete for time and resources with the education mission. The time has come to recognize neurology residency program coordinators whose creativity and innovation is crucial in ensuring the future of Neurology.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 21, 2014. 

Program Director Recognition Award

The Program Director Recognition Award is intended to acknowledge excellence on behalf of neurology program directors. Program directors face many challenges in administering a residency program. The time has come to recognize individuals whose leadership, creativity, and innovation, is crucial in ensuring the future of neurology.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 21, 2014

Resident Leadership Program

The program is designed to identify, train, and nurture a highly selected group of 10 resident members who have the motivation, drive, and potential to be future Academy leaders.

The target audience is fourth year neurology residents, priority will be given to chief residents. 

The same resident can be nominated for the Resident Annual Meeting Scholarship and the Resident Leadership Program. If the resident is chosen as a recipient of the Resident Leadership award they will not receive the Annual Meeting scholarship. Each Program Director can potentially nominate 3 residents from their program (1 for the Resident Leadership Program, and 2 for the Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting).

Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting

The Resident Scholarship is offered as an effort to recognize the importance of resident attendance at the AAN Annual Meeting. In order to receive one of the scholarships residents need to be nominated by their program director.

The scholarship will be given as an unrestricted educational grant to the resident's institution and mailed to the Program Director 8-12 weeks following the Annual Meeting. 

Nomination Deadline: Friday, November 21, 2014.

Robert Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's Research

The American Academy of Neuology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association are please to announce a fellowship to support clinical research training in Alzheimer's.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Safety and Quality Awards

The Safety and Quality Awards recognize research and/or quality improvement (QI) projects designed to improve safety and/or quality in practice. Favor will be given to those applicants that demonstrate innovative and forward-thinking approaches, as well as measurable and replicable improvement. Up to 4 recipients will be selected each year from the following categories: Medical Students, Residents/Fellows, Physicians, Practicing Neurologists, and Treatment Teams.

Sheila Essey Award: An Award for ALS Research

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in research in the search for the cause, treatment, prevention, and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Sleep Science Award

This award is intended to recognize distinguished academic contributions by neurologists to the field of sleep medicine or the contributions of non-neurologists to the interface area of sleep neurology.

Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation are pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support clinical research training in the field of epilepsy. The fellowship is supported by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Epilepsy Foundation. It is hoped that this program, targeting fellows and new faculty, will foster the development of investigators interested in pursuing careers in patient oriented research. The late Susan Spencer, an internationally renowned epileptologist, exemplified the qualities of a clinician-investigator.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Wayne A. Hening Sleep Medicine Investigator Award

This award recognizes scientific contributions in sleep from promising young investigators. The goal of this award is to reward productive young investigators and to emphasize the essential role of neurology in sleep medicine.

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