Other Fellowships, Grants and Awards

We are delighted to offer fellowship opportunities, grants and awards open for application by other organizations on this page.






Clinical Fellow - Functional neurosurgery


Queen Square Neurosurgical Fellowships

Applications are invited for the 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 round of the Queen Square fellowships program. This program includes subspecialised training fellowships in the following neurosurgical areas:

Functional neurosurgery Sept 19-20 & 20-21

Pituitary (including endoscopy and anterior Skullbase) Surgery Sept 19-20 & 20-21

Complex spinal surgery April 19-20

Hydrocephalus surgery Aug 19-20 & 20-21

Neurovascular surgery Aug 20-21

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square is an internationally renowned hospital for clinical practice and world-class clinical research in neurosciences. It is closely associated with the University College London Institute of Neurology (UCL-ION; – IoN and UCL Neurosurgery). Together, the NHNN and ION are regarded as the premier neurosciences centre in the UK.

The Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery provides comprehensive elective and emergency (excluding trauma) neurosurgical services for the UCLH Trust, a large region encompassing North Central and West London and its associated hospitals, and the local community. In addition there are large numbers of National and International referrals to specialist Neurosurgical services.

These posts offer unique opportunities in each of these sub-specialty areas, given the large numbers of patients treated and the local academic environment. Each post will be a fixed term for 1 year, and will include both inpatient and outpatient care, as well as the opportunity for research. Although each post is for a 1 year term, there may be opportunities to extend the duration, for example if pursuing an advanced degree. We are committed to providing a supportive learning environment in order to maximise the career potential of the successful candidate. Application is in process to have these Fellowship’s recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The successful candidates will be an integral part of the sub-specialty teams within Neurosurgery.

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Skull Base and MIS Neurosurgery Fellowship


Fellowship Director: Kesh Reddy
Fellowship Co-Director: Almunder Algird

This is a new fellowship that focuses on skull base and minimally invasive neurosurgery. This will be for one year with option to extend for a second year starting the 1st of July 2019. This is predominantly clinical with cadaver laboratory experience and expected research deliverables. The skull base component of this fellowship is a combination of open and endoscopic approaches. These procedures are performed with the help of a dedicated rhinology team, two neuro-otologists and a head and neck surgeon. The minimally invasive component includes ventriculoscopic procedures and minimally invasive procedures for a variety of cranial and spinal indications. There is also an opportunity to develop new procedures and collaboration with several other specialists. Interested applications may email kesh@keshreddy.ca for details. 





Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery


The Stanford hospital and Clinics offers 2 positions as clinical fellow in Neurosurgery starting July 2020 and July 2021. The fellow's main focus will be neurosurgical oncology, including both radiosurgery and open surgery. The position is fully-funded by our institution. The candidate must have received neurosurgical residency training in U.S.A. or EU countries. Additionally, the candidate must have passed all the USMLE exams, including also the Step 3.

Location: United States
Deadline for applications: Thu 31 Dec 2020 
Salary and benefits: Full package of professional and health benefits.

For more information please contact Antonio Meola MD, PhD, FEBNS (ameola@stanford.edu)




Research Fellow

The Stanford Hospital has one of the largest programs in Radiosurgery and Neurosurgical Oncology in the U.S.A.. The team is formed by Neurosurgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiologists. The research fellow is expected to conduct clinical research projects under the mentorship of our team members, with a level of independence appropriate to personal skills, interests and stage of career. The ideal candidate: - is a student, a resident or a post-doc - has a specific interest in brain/spine tumors or vascular malformations - might (or not) already have a background in Neurosurgery or Radiation Oncology - has strong interest for collaborative, high-quality clinical research

Salary and benefits: The position is self-funded by the candidate. Economic support is available for costs of research publication and, when appropriate, for presentation at national meetings.

Further information: Interested applicants can contact: Steven D. Chang, MD, FAANS (Program Director)(sdchang@stanford.edu) Antonio Meola MD, PhD, FEBNS (ameola@stanford.edu)

Country: United States

Applications accepted from: Tue 22 May 2018

Deadline for applications: Fri 31 May 2019



Petri Honkanen Foundation

The target of Petri Honkanen Foundation is primarily supporting research, which aims to develop methods to recognize the most rupture-prone intracranial aneurysms; to cure the aneurysm before the rupture; and to improve the outcome and prognosis of patients carrying aneurysms and/or suffering from SAH caused by aneurysm rupture.

The long-term goal of Petri Honkanen Foundation is to promote the development of new tools to estimate the rupture risk of an unruptured aneurysm as accurately as possible; as well as the development of safest and most effective methods to prevent the rupture with its often devastating sequlae.

Petri Honkanen Foundation

  • awards individual grants to the research and development of dedicated areas in brain aneurysm research
  • awards the Petri Honkanen Young Neurosurgeon Course Award that covers the registration fee to the annual Helsinki Live Demonstration Course in Operative Microneurosurgery, and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses. Eligible applicants are neurosurgical residents or young neurosurgeons (less that 40 years) who conduct basic, translational or clinical research on intracranial aneurysms.

Full details available on the website: http://www.petrihonkanenfoundation.fi


AOSpine Fellowships

AOSpine has compiled a comprehensive list of available fellowships. Please visit https://aospine.aofoundation.org/Structure/education/spine-centers/Pages/spine-centers.aspx.

The Brain Prize

The Brain Prize of €1 million is awarded annually. 

The Prize recognizes highly original and influential advances in research on the nervous system. If several researchers have contributed significantly to this achievement, more than one individual may receive the Prize. Nominees can be of any nationality but the research for which they are nominated must have been conducted in Europe or in collaboration with researchers in Europe.
More information available on www.thebrainprize.org.


Fellowships in Portugal

The Portuguese Society of Neurosurgery offers a number of clinical fellowships in accredited training programmes, lasting from six months to two years.

Please download the letter for details.

Further information is available from the SPNC secretariado@spnc.pt or www.spnc.pt  


AANS Fellowships

The AANS also offer a range of fellowships. For more information, please click here.


Pain and Spine Fellowship

Scott & White Neuroscience Institute

The comprehensive Pain & Spine Fellowship at Scott & White is designed to provide educational experience in spinal and pain pathology to a graduate of a Neurosurgery training program or senior neurosurgery resident. Clinical and research experiences will be included. Both US and International candidates will be considered.

Further Information - Flyer

Contact: Vasilios A. Zerris, MD, MPH


Cervical Spine Research Society - European Section
Research Grant

The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and promotes clinical and basic science research of the cervical spine. The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles.

To faciliate research in the field of cervical spine the Cervical Spine Research Society - European Section (CSRS-ES) has the opportunity to offer € 25.000,- annually to research projects.
More information: Flyer (opens in new browser window)