The Research Fellowship Program of the American Brain Foundation is focused on one critical need that crosses all disciplines: the need to recruit and train clinical researchers in neurology.
The scientific and medical communities have called the shortage of investigators a crisis that will impact far more than the 50 million Americans currently suffering from a neurological disease.
Recognizing this critical need for neurology research, the American Brain Foundation has dedicated its grant making efforts toward investing in young researchers.
NIH funding for neurologic research has remained the same for the last four years and competition for NIH funds has intensified. The increase in AAN's fellowships have kept the dream alive for many of our young clinician-researchers.
For several years in a row, AAN fellowship recipients have gone on to receive NIH funding at record levels. AAN fellowships are the first step to a broader base of support.