Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant

The Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant 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.
  • Additional eligibility criteria will be provided after the 2018 SIS Annual Meeting.
  • SIS membership is required. Not a member? Join today.

Deadline and Instructions

The submission date for the 2019 Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant will be announced after the 2018 SIS Annual Meeting. 



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