Christopher C. Getch Fellowship

The Christopher C. Getch Fellowship award aims to help post-residency neurosurgeons and fellows obtain advanced training in the clinical application of scientific knowledge related to neurosurgical practice. In fulfillment of the CNS Mission to advance health and improve lives worldwide, the Christopher C. Getch Fellowship award is granted to a neurosurgeon or fellow engaged in clinical research that promises to significantly impact the field of neurosurgery. To be considered for the Christopher C. Getch Fellowship award, applicants must complete this application in its entirety. Please note that your application will be reviewed and scored based on the thoroughness of your project plan and the potential impact of your study on the field of neurosurgery.

The application process may be lengthy. Please make a note of your username (e-mail address) and password.
You will be able to return to the online Christopher C. Getch Fellowship award application to make revisions until the application deadline or until you have pressed the "Send Application" button.

Residents must print a copy of the confirmation page and obtain the signature of their program director. Please email or fax the signed confirmation page to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons at:
10 North Martingale Road, Suite 190
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Fax: 847 240 0804

Deadline for all 2015-2016 Fellowship applications: December 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm Central time.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants will receive notice of award in Spring 2015.


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Please be sure to include all of the following
  • Detailed fellowship project plan and timeline.
  • Personal statement
  • Detailed, itemized project budget and budget justification.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • Biosketch of fellowship sponsor/mentor (limit to 2 pages).
  • Letter of support from proposed sponsor.
  • Letter of support from program director (residents only).
  • Reprints of previous publications by the applicant pertinent to this application (if any).
  • Headshot photograph (attach jpeg image).
*If electronic scans/copies are not available, send to the CNS via mail.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
10 North Martingale Road, Suite 190
Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA