The SNO International Outreach
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2012 FELLOWSHIP IS NOW CLOSED.Purpose
With generous support from the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and EMD Serono, the Society for Neuro-Oncology has established a $50,000 International Outreach Research Fellowship. The purpose of this one-year fellowship is to provide a program for professionals from outside North America to perform clinical, translational or basic research in the area of pediatric or adult neuro-oncology in a clinical and/or laboratory setting in the United States or Canada. One fellowship award is made each year.
The fellowship is open to post graduate medical professionals working in the following areas: neurosurgery, neurology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology, radiology, neuropsychology, allied health or basic science at the post-doctoral level. The applicant must be living outside of North America when the application is submitted and must not be a citizen of the United States or Canada. The applicant must be from an emerging or developing nation as classified by the International Monetary Fund. To see the list of eligible nations, click here.
All categories of investigative studies will be considered eligible for this fellowship, including (but not limited to) basic science, epidemiology, anatomic studies, preclinical or translational studies, and clinical trials. Areas of study may be within any subspecialty of neuro-oncology, including (but not limited to) primary brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors, spine and spinal cord tumors, peripheral nerve tumors, and skull base tumors. The awarded Fellow will not provide any direct patient care, and contact with patients will be limited to an observational basis only.
SNO will provide the host institution with $50,000 in salary support and travel expenses for a one-year period. Institutional overhead and indirect costs are not provided with the award.
The Society for Neuro-Oncology has established a list of host institutions in North America who are interested in hosting the SNO International Outreach Research Fellow. This list is posted on the SNO website, and can be found here.
Application Process and Review
The application process consists of the following elements:
1. Fellowship Application & Biographical Data
The application includes a formal proposal that outlines the aims of the project, the background/rationale for the work, any preliminary results or supporting data for the project, and a detailed study design. The applicant must also submit a personal biographical sketch, a description of future academic plans, and a statement of why studying in North America will be important for the completion of the work and the impact the Fellowship will have upon in the field of neuro-oncology in your home country.
2. Letters from Home Institutions
- Letter of reference from your current department chair (or institutional supervisor) outlining what skills are lacking in the area, and how the knowledge gained from the Fellowship will make a positive impact in the department and the region upon your return home.
- Letter of reference from a mentor or independent professional who is familiar with your work in the field of neuro-oncology.3. Host Letter of Support
The applicant must also include a letter of support from one of the participating host institutions.
4. Review Process
A SNO review committee will examine all submissions. The fellowship will be awarded based on the novelty and scientific merit of the proposed study and the credentials of the applicant.
At the completion of the project, the winning fellow will be required to submit a written Summary Report describing the results of the study. The applicant may also present an oral summary of the project at the Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2012 CLOSED