Overview

The ISPN financially supports two categories of Visiting fellowships every year. One for training in an ISPN recognized international unit and the other for training in a developing country’s unit.

Visiting Fellowship in an International Unit

This fellowship will support a trainee to spend a period of time in an internationally recognized unit to acquire unique experience/surgical technique. The duration of the visiting fellowship has to be determined and confirmed in advance with the hosting institution; a duration between 6 weeks and 3 months is suggested. The visiting fellowship is not an otherwise salaried fellowship that already exists and is not already part of the training program of that unit. The maximum total support will be $ 5000 with a maximum 5 recipients per year.(?)

Visiting Fellowship in a Developing Country’s Unit

This fellowship will support a trainee from a developed country to spend a period of time in a recognized developing country’s unit. The objective of these visits is to provide education about the management of pediatric neurosurgery conditions not usually seen in developed countries. The visiting fellowship is not an otherwise salaried fellowship that already exists and is not already part of the training program of that unit. The maximum total support will be $ 2000 with maximum 5 recipients per year.

Selection Process

Awards will be ratified once a year by the Ways and Means Committee and during each ISPN executive board meeting.

Application Submission

Applications for Visiting Fellowships should be sent directly to the Ways & Means Chairman