Funding From the North American Spine Society (NASS)

The NASS has several different mechanisms for funding research on the spine and spinal issues. NASS is particularly interested in proposals that address issues relating to: 1) antibiotic prophylaxis in spine surgery, 2) antithrombotic therapies in spine surgery, 3) degenerative lumber spondylolisthesis, 4) dengenerative lumber spinal sentosis and 5) cervical radiculopathy from degenerative disorders. The various types of funding are as follows:

  • Research Grants – Provides up to $50,000 per year for promising spinal research projects
  • Young Investigator Grants – Provides up to $50,000 per year for MD applicants within five years of completing their training or PhD applicants within five years of completing their dissertation
  • Non-Traditional, Non-Surgical Grants – Supports research of disc-related and/or neuropathic back pain through nontraditional or nonsurgical techniques. Offers up to $50,000 per year
  • Clinical Traveling Fellowship – Offers between $3,000-$7,000 for one month of travel between three to five different medical centers to study spine techniques
  • Research Traveling Fellowship – Offers $3,000-$7,000 for at least five months of study at one medical center

Grants require a Letter of Proposal, which is due February 4, 2013. Fellowship applications are due May 6, 2013. For more information, see the link below:

http://www.spine.org/Documents/2013_Research_Funding_App.pdf

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