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AOSpine Middle East and Northern Africa Research Grant Award 2019 for spinal or spinal cord research

AOSpine Middle East and Northern Africa (AOSMENA) established research funding that is available to investigators who have a desire to perform high-quality, clinically relevant spinal or spinal cord research in basic or clinical science. The purpose of these grants is to encourage new investigators by providing start-up funding of up to 10,000.00 Swiss Francs for one year.

Application Deadline: 31st December, 2018

Award winners will be announced in February 2019.

Eligible Countries: Countries in Middle East and Northern Africa

To be taken at (country): Research must be done within the AOSMENA area.

About the Award: AOSpine Middle East and Northern Africa (AOSMENA) established research funding that is available to investigators who have a desire to perform high-quality, clinically relevant spinal or spinal cord research in basic or clinical science.  The purpose of these grants is to encourage new investigators by providing start-up funding of up to 10,000.00 Swiss Francs for one year.  Consideration is given to two-year applications, however, the 2nd year of the grant will require a separate application and peer review.

Type: Grants, Entrepreneurship

Eligibility:

  • The primary applicant must be an active member of AOSMENA.
  • The applicant must be a physician, surgeon, or scientist with focused interest in disorders of the spine/spinal cord and with an appointment at a university or hospital-based research institution.
  • The applicant must not have received this grant in the preceding year.
  • Location: research must be done within the AOSMENA area.
  • · Cost-sharing of projects can only be allowed with local hospitals or societies but not with industry sponsors.
  • · The grant application requires evidence that the investigator has the experience and resources to complete the proposed research.
  • · AOSMENA must be cited as the source of funding in any publication, presentation or in any publicity resulting from the award or its results.

Number of Awards: The number and amount of research grants awarded each year are at the discretion of AOSMENA.

Value of Award: Each award will be in the amount of 10,000.00 Swiss Francs.

Funds will be distributed in the following manner:

  • 5000 Swiss Francs – distributed at the beginning of the 1-year award cycle
  • 5000 Swiss Francs – distributed at 6-month interval.  Subject to the other requirements of these General Guidelines, funds will not be distributed until the 6-month Progress Report (and other Progress Reports as deemed required) has been filed with AOSMENA.

Duration of Programme: 12 months

How to Apply: Applicant must present the following documents:

  • o  Application form: filled and signed
  • o  Letter of intent by primary investigator to AOSMENA.
  • o  CVs of primary, and co-investigators.
  • o  Projected budget.

All applications should be e-mailed to:

Mary Anne Smith
Senior Project Manager​
AOSpine Middle East and Northern Africa
msmith@aospine.org

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