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PNS Launches New Training Grant Initiative

Feb 2, 2023 | Archive

We are delighted to share the launch of our new PNS training grant initiative. In alignment with our mission, one of the goals of the Peripheral Nerve Society is to help researchers’ careers and foster excellence in peripheral nerve research including clinical, translational, and basic science.

This grant will support a junior clinical investigator to acquire or consolidate expertise in clinical trial, clinical outcome measures and/or in clinical diagnostic and therapeutic development and a junior scientist or junior clinician scientist to develop expertise and knowledge in peripheral nerve research by answering key questions in Schwann cell/axonal biology and/or by elucidating relevant disease pathomechanisms. Recipients of the training grants will conduct their research activity in a PNS member peripheral nerve research center where she/he has not been trained in previously.

Up to $75,000 USD in funding is available to cover salary and living expenses for each grant awarded.

To be eligible to apply all applicants must:

  • Have a documented interest in and commitment to peripheral neuropathy research.
  • Define their project together with a PNS mentor (a list of mentors may be found on the PNS Training Grant webpage).
  • Candidates who hold an MD or PhD or MD, PhD, or equivalent degree (e.g., neurology trainee with a documented interest in peripheral neuropathies) or candidates with less than 3 years of a faculty position are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants who are in the process of defending their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply.
  • Those awarded a grant will be required to become a PNS member.

If you are interested in applying, please visit our training grant webpage to learn more about the application process, identify a PNS mentor, and apply by Friday, 14 April.

Richard Lewis, MD
PNS President

Alessandra Bolino, PhD
Grants Committee Chair

Luis Querol, MD, PhD
Grants Committee Vice Chair