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Awards and Grants

ISN travel grants for trainees to visit centres of excellence

The ISN will annually award up to 3 grants, each of up to 1200 euros (approximately 1600 US dollars), to support visits of neuropathology trainees in low or middle income countries (see below) to neuropathology centres of excellence. The primary aim of such visits should be to provide training for the grant recipient and to promote future educational interactions between the host department and that of the trainee. The application, with a brief explanation of the reasons for the visit and intended benefits, should be made by the trainee’s head of department if applicable, or another senior member of staff in his/her institution, and should be accompanied by the applicant’s CV. In addition a letter of support should be sent by the head of the neuropathology department in the host institution. The application, CV and letter of support should be emailed to the Secretary General of the ISN, David Hilton (davidhilton@nhs.net). Applications may be made at any time and awards will be made available through the host institution.

Bursaries to attend educational meetings

The ISN will provide up to 4 awards annually (and a maximum of 2 per meeting), each of up to 2500 euros (approximately 3400 US dollars), to support trainees in neuropathology from low or middle income countries (see below) to attend internationally recognized courses in neuropathology, such as the Euro CNS courses (see http://www.euro-cns.org/events/cme-training-courses). Please note that these bursaries are not available for attendance at the International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery, for which there are a separate awards system which should be applied for directly via the course organisers (see http://www.epilepsie-register.de).

The application, giving a brief explanation of intended benefits from attending the course, should be made by the trainee’s head of department and should be accompanied by the applicant’s CV. The application, CV and letter of support should be emailed to the Secretary General of the ISN, David Hilton (davidhilton@nhs.net). Applications may be made at any time and the funds may be used to support registration fees, economy travel and accommodation.

Franz Nissl award

The ISN offers this prestigious award to young investigators (under 35 years of age) at each of the International Congresses. Advertisements will be placed to invite nominations prior to the meetings. The award will cover meeting registration, reasonable travel and accommodation to attend the Congress and the awardee will present his/her work at the meeting.

All applicants for ISN grants and bursaries should be from low or middle income, non-European/North American, countries (see http://data.worldbank.org/news/new-country-classifications).

No applicant may receive more than two ISN awards of any kind, and a maximum of one award in any 12 month period.