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Now Accepting Letters of Intent for $25K Young Investigator Grant

Tuesday, October 1, 2019  

Are you within 5 years of your fellowship (or highest degree) and looking to grow your research career? Submit your letter of intent now for the Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant.

You can receive: up to $25,000 to conduct an original pilot research study; mentorship from the SIS Research Division; complimentary registration for all SIS Evidence-Based Medicine accreditation courses; plus complimentary travel, accommodations, and registration for the SIS Annual Meeting when you present your SIS-funded research.

The grant honors the continuing legacy of the internationally lauded Professor Nikolai Bogduk, a founding member of the Society, author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, and editor of the SIS Practice Guidelines—the definitive text on interventional spine procedures.

Realize your potential to advance the evidence base. Apply today.

Letters of intent are due Monday, January 6, 2020. See instructions here.



Tips to Earn an Invitation for a Full Proposal

  • Refer to the SIS Research Protocols on high-priority topics for guidance and ideas.
  • Letters of recommendation are encouraged. These help SIS determine your potential to fully benefit from collaborative mentorship.
  • Explain the extent to which your institution is committed to seeing your research plan come to fruition. Will it provide you access to facilities, collaborators, equipment, and additional funding?
  • Contact SIS staff with any questions prior to submitting your letter of intent.


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