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2017 - 2019 Undergraduate Education Subcommittee Medical Student Position

The Undergraduate Education Subcommittee is now welcoming applications for medical students to serve on the subcommittee.  This opportunity provides medical students a way to connect with AAN and the UES as a valued contributing member of the subcommittee.

2017-2018 ABPN Senior Resident Administrative Fellowship

The ABPN Senior Administrative Fellowship is intended to provide residents with a full-time three month experience at the ABPN office to become familiar with the structure and function of the ABPN, major regulatory and professional organisations in psychiatry and neurology (e.g., ABMS, ACGME and RRCs, FSMB, specialty and subspecialty organizations), and crucial issues confronting our two disciplines.

Applications are due October 31, 2016

A. B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education

The 2017 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurological Education has been determined. The award recognition will occur during the 2017 AAN Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. 

We will accept nominations or applications for the 2018 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurological Education in August 2017. The award is funded by an endowment created by matching funds from the A.B. Baker Family trust and Novartis.

A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award

Nomination/ Application Period: October 1-November 30, 2016

The American Academy of Neurology believes that excellent teachers deserve recognition for their contributions to improving neurology now and in the near future. Teaching binds students, residents, faculty, other clinicians, researchers, and even patients, together and helps make our daily work more meaningful. To demonstrate respect and appreciation for neurological teaching, we encourage all members to consider making a nomination or applying for a A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award.

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 Leadership Program

The AAN recognizes the importance of having leaders that reflect the demographics of its members and the patients they serve. To promote greater diversity among its leaders, the AAN has developed a leadership diversification strategy. The AAN Diversity Leadership Program (DLP) is a crucial aspect of this strategy intended to identify, mentor, and engage AAN members from underrepresented minority groups. The goal is to provide a meaningful developmental experience that fully engages AAN members from underrepresented groups in mentoring, leadership education and executive coaching. 

The 2017 Application Deadline is December 10, 2016!

AAN International Scholarship Award

The American Academy of Neurology announces the 2017 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.

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 a North American neurologist chosen based on his/her dedication in advancing the training of North American neurologists of Indian origin and promoting innovation and research 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.

Career Development Award

Funded by the American Academy of Neurology

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clerkship Coordinator Recognition Award

Application/Nomination Period: October 1-November 30, 2016

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.

Clerkship Director Innovation Award

Nomination/ Application Period: October 1- November 30, 2016 

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. 

 

Clerkship Director Teaching Award

Nomination/ Application Period: October 1-November 30, 2016 

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.

Clerkship and Program Directors Leadership Academy

A new program: Clerkship and Program Directors Leadership Academy at the 2017 AAN Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. The program will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

The objective of this program is to develop, enhance and strengthen the leadership attributes, skills and potential of our neurology clerkship and program directors.

Through the use of didactic lectures, small group discussions, and Strength Finders Assessment, participants will be provided with the opportunity to develop personal awareness, understand principles of leadership and enhance interpersonal skills as they relate to their role as leaders in education.

Strength Finder Assessment will be done as part of this course. This assessment is a web-bases assessment in which participants answer a series of self-describing questions to determine what their individual areas of strength are. Selected participants will need to complete an assessment prior to the meeting.

Application deadline extended to December 6, 2016

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in ALS Research

Funded by the ALS Association

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

Funded by Lundbeck

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Muscular Dystrophy

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease

Funded by Lundbeck

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and AbbVie

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and the Tourette Association of America.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clinical Research Training Scholarship (formerly Fellowship) Nondisease-specific

Funded by the American Academy of Neurology

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Application Deadline: August 10, 2016

Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award in ALS Research

Funded by the ALS Association

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

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.

The deadline for this opportunity has passed - please check back in 2017.

Enhanced Adult Resident Leadership Program

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

The target audience is 4th year Adult Neurology Residents, priority will be given to Chief Residents. Child Neurologists are encouraged to apply for the Enhanced Child Resident Leadership Program opportunity.

The same Resident applying for the Enhanced Adult Resident Leadership Program can be nominated for the Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting Scholarship. If the resident is chosen as a recipient of the Enhanced Adult Resident Leadership award he/she will not be eligible to receive the Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting.

2017 Application Period: September 1-October 9, 2016

Enhanced Adult Resident Leadership Program recipients will be announced at the end of October, 2016.

The Enhanced Resident Leadership Program is supported in part by a grant from The Allergan Foundation.

Enhanced Child Resident Leadership Program

The program is designed to identify, train, and nurture a highly selected group of 5 Child Neurology Resident members who have the motivation, drive, and potential to be future Academy leaders.

The target audience is 5th year (PGY5) Child Neurologists. 

Adult Residents are encouraged to apply for the Enhanced Adult Resident Leadership Program.

The same resident applying for the Enhanced Child Resident Leadership Program can be nominated for the Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting Scholarship. If the resident is chosen as a recipient of the Enhanced Child Resident Leadership Program award he/she will not be eligible to receive the Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting.

2017 Application Period: September 1-October 9, 2016

Enhanced Child Resident Leadership Program recipients will be announced at the end of October, 2016.

The Enhanced Resident Leadership Program is supported in part by a grant from The Allergan Foundation.

Fellow Scholarship to the Annual Meeting

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

2017 Application Period: November 1-30, 2016

Future Clinical Researchers in Neurology and Neuroscience Scholarship

This award is offered by the Clinical Research Subcommittee to medical students/junior residents/junior fellows who are interested in a career in clinical research.

2017 Application Period: November 1-30, 2016

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.

Irwin Schatz Award for Autonomic Disorders

This award recognizes young investigators who have advanced the field of autonomic disorders, or senior investigators that have made major contributions to the field.

John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

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

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, MD, Stroke Research Award

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Application Deadline: July 26, 2016

Leadership for Women Scholarship

Become an influential leader for your patients and profession. Apply now for the AAN Women in Leadership program, taking place Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the 2017 AAN Breakthroughs in Neurology Conference. Space is limited. Selected recipients will receive complimentary registration for this course only.
Scholarship application deadline is December 12, 2016.

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.

The deadline for this opportunity has passed - please check back in 2017.

Medical Student Diversity Scholarship

For over a decade, medical students with a strong interest in neurology have received a scholarship which enabled them to attend the AAN Annual Meeting. This exposure to neurology's best and brightest and the intense educational experience are intended to make neurology a more attractive career option.

The AAN has long had a goal of increasing diversity among its members. That is why the AAN is proud to support the Medical Student Diversity Annual Meeting Scholarship as a major step in that process.
 
To provide medical students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to augment their education and training, by attending educational and scientific programming at the AAN Annual Meeting and by networking with neurologists and neuroscientists.  
 
The Medical Student Diversity Annual Meeting Scholarship is supported by The Allergan Foundation.

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: February 24, 2017 

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 in the United States and Canada. 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 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is pleased to sponsor the Medical Student Scholarship to the 2017 AAN Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. 

We are able to offer 40 $1,000 scholarships to US and Canadian medical students who are SIGN chapter members to attend the April 2017 meeting. SIGN chapter presidents or designated SIGN representatives are given preference for receiving the scholarship. 

The AAN hopes that by helping students attend 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 Boston area (the funds are intended for transportation, lodging, and similar expenses). 

Application Period: October 1-November 30, 2016

Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship

Application Period: October 1-November 30, 2016 

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 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 medical students with limited research experience relevant to clinical or neuroscience fields who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. Note: The program is not intended for medical students with a Master Degree or PhD. Therefore these students should not apply. 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.

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.

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 at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services while continuing clinical rotations. Graduates will be prepared to enter an academic or 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.

Neurology Research Training Scholarship

Funded by the American Academy of Neurology

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

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 Scholarship (formerly Fellowship) Nondisease-specific

Funded by the American Academy of Neurology

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

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.

2017 Application Period: November 1-30, 2016

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.

2017 Application Period: November 1-30, 2016

Research Training Fellowship in Ataxia

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the National Ataxia Foundation

Application Due: October 1, 2016

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. 

2017 Application Period: November 1-30, 2016

Robert Katzman Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's and Dementia Research

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

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

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, the American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy Foundation

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

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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