Bassett Fellowship

The Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS) offers an international traveling fellowship for neurosurgeons who, at the time of their application, are either training in a residency program in a low or middle income country or who have completed residency training in a low or middle income country within the past five years.

The fellowship will cover the travel and living expenses for a three-month period to be spent observing the activities of a neurosurgical service that has an established relationship with FIENS.  Fellowships will be awarded yearly on the basis of a competitive evaluation by a committee composed of FIENS members.  The maximum fellowship stipend is $7000.

Dick Bassett and Dr. David Sandberg in Haiti
Dick Bassett volunteering in Haiti

Global Neurosurgery Fellowship details below.

The Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS) offers an international traveling fellowship for neurosurgeons who, at the time of their application, are either training in a residency program in a low or middle income country or who have completed residency training in a low or middle income country within the past five years.

The fellowship will cover the traveling and living expenses for a three-month period to be spent observing the activities of a neurosurgical service that has an established relationship with FIENS.  Fellowships will be awarded yearly on the basis of a competitive evaluation by a committee composed of FIENS members.  The maximum fellowship stipend is $7,000.

The application must include:

  1. A statement defining the purpose of the proposed fellowship and stating the applicant’s intention to return to his/her home country after completion of the fellowship.
  2. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s neurosurgical program director or other neurosurgeon with whom the applicant has worked closely.
  3. A letter of acceptance from the institution where the applicant intends to pursue fellowship, confirming the description of the fellow’s planned activities during the period of the award.
  4. The applicant’s current curriculum vitae.

Applications for 2022 will be considered in 2 cycles:

Applications deadlines are biannual, every May 1st and every November 1st.

The completed application should be emailed to David Sandberg, M.D., at the following email address: David.I.Sandberg@uth.tmc.edu

THE BASSETT FIENS SCHOLARSHIP

The Bassett FIENS Scholarship, established in 2015, enables selected neurosurgeons from FIENS-sponsored programs in developing countries to travel to neurosurgery training programs in North America

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