Upcoming NREF Grants


An award from the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) can have an extraordinary impact on a neurosurgeon’s career.

“This has been a productive and rewarding year for my growth as an academic neurosurgeon. I have gone from being a resident with some interest in research to an investigator with much larger ideas and ambitions. I am greatly appreciative of how the NREF has set my career on its current trajectory and look forward to encouraging others to follow this path.”

– Visish M. Srinivasan, MD, 2016-17 AANS/CNS Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Research Fellowship Grant

Applications for the 2019-2020 NREF Research Fellowship Grant & Young Clinician Investigator Award (RG-YCI) will open on Saturday, September 1, 2018 through the NREF Online Grant Portal.

Research Fellowship Grants – Open to residents only, provides training for neurosurgeons who are preparing for academic careers as clinician investigators
Young Clinician Investigator Awards – Open to junior faculty (post-training) who are pursuing careers as clinical investigators

We encourage all candidates to carefully review the Application Guidelines, Instructions and FAQs prior to completing the application for information on policies and procedures.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Kathleen McMichael, at 847.378.0535 or via email at Additional information about NREF Grants & Fellowships is available on the Grants & Awards section of the NREF website.

On behalf of the NREF Education Advisory Committee, I invite you to encourage promising residents and junior faculty to pursue this outstanding professional opportunity. Thank you.





Ennio Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS
Chair, Education Advisory Committee