Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant

Proposals are now being accepted for the Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant, which will recognize an individual within 5 years of his or her fellowship (or highest degree) at the time of submission who has demonstrated significant promise in research related to spine intervention procedures.

A $25,000 grant will be awarded for an original research project (clinical, basic science, or translational) to be conducted in the next year.

The recipient also will be matched with a mentor and will receive a one-time complimentary Annual Meeting registration, as well as transportation and accommodations for the event. The recipient will also receive complimentary registration to all SIS Accreditation Courses in Evidence-Based Medicine. 

Recipients of the Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant will be required to provide a 6-month progress report and an oral presentation at the SIS Annual Meeting one year after the receipt of the award.

Depending upon the quality of the award submissions, there may be one award annually or biannually. 

The inaugural grant recipient will be announced during an SIS session at the 2018 Annual Meeting, August 15-18 in Chicago, IL.


Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant:

  • The individual is an active physician or researcher (MD, DO, or international equivalent or PhD) within 5 years of obtaining his or her highest degree at the time of grant submission. (Time taken off for child-rearing does not count in these totals. Part-time work and other special circumstances will be evaluated by the Research Division.)
  • The individual is actively engaged in research at the time the grant is awarded.
  • SIS membership is required. Not a member? Join today.

Deadline and Instructions

Submissions of a Full Grant Application are due no later than November 1, 2017. A letter of intent is not required for this submission. For complete submission instructions, please visit Full Grant Application Requirements.

Letters of Reference

Two letters of reference addressing the applicant’s past and present research accomplishments and future research potential are required.  Summarize the ways in which this nominee's current work has been recognized as especially promising and how future research to be performed by the nominee and funded by this grant is significant to the spine intervention field.



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