Global Health Neurology Program Funding

International Outreach Scholarship

For the second year, the ANA's International Outreach Scholarship will fund two scientists in training in neurology to work in low to lower-middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank) for a minimum of six weeks during the upcoming academic year.

Applications will be evaluated on the project's relevance to both the host country's needs and the applicant's education, as well as the scope of the ANA.

This application will require the support of an in-country host as well as an ANA mentor in the applicant's current training location. All applicants - whether residents, fellows or junior faculty members - must be ANA members in good standing.

Recipients of the scholarship will be announced at this year's ANA Annual Meeting October 21-23 in Atlanta, and all applicants are encouraged to attend.

Additional details and the International Outreach Scholarship application can be found here.

Please contact Helen Mack at hmack@myana.org for further information.

Applicatoin Deadline:  June 30, 2018

Funding opportunities

The 10th Regional Teaching Course in Sub-Saharan Africa, organized by the European Academy of Neurology and the African Academy of Neurology, will take place in Antananarivo, Madagascar from 24-27 October 2018. The course is co-sponsored by a number of neurological societies including the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology trainees from throughout sub-Saharan Africa are recommended by their department chairs for attendance at the course. Each course day covers a single theme (epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, inflammatory and infectious diseases) with didactic sessions in the mornings and case presentations in the afternoons with discussions.

For the 2018 course, the AAN has been asked to send a delegate to serve as a faculty member and to give a presentation on "Movement Disorders and CNS Infection/Inflammation". The delegate will receive full support for travel (economy airfare, lodging, meals) but no honorarium is provided.

Note: The delegate is expected to attend the entire 4-day course to participate in discussions, informal teaching, and networking.

This opportunity is open to all AAN members, both U.S. and International. Interested members should send their CV with a letter detailing their qualifications to speak on the above topic to Lynee Koester, Project Manager for the AAN International Subcommittee, at LKoester@aan.com.

Application deadline: Monday 04 June 2018.


The Omenn Fellowship

The Omenn Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at his/her main academic post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The boards are:

  • ·         Children, Youth, and Families
    ·         Food and Nutrition
    ·         Global Health
    ·         Health Care Services
    ·         Health of Select Populations
    ·         Health Sciences Policy
    ·         Population Health and Public Health Practice

The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time over two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy in October, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting, and meetings of an assigned board. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Studies will be identified that would enable the fellow to contribute value to the integration of medicine and public health.

This experience will introduce the Omenn Fellow to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. In addition, each fellow will be assigned an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research stipend of $25,000 is awarded to each Omenn Fellow. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow’s home institution. Stipends are not intended for us as salary offsets.