Award to Advance Research in Stroke, Cerebrovascular Disease

The application window for the 2019 AAN-SVIN Joint Clinician-Scientist Development Award is now closed! 

For the second year, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Brain Foundation and the Society of Vascular & Interventional Neurology (SVIN) have partnered together to announce an award that will advance research in interventional neurology to benefit people with stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. Interventional neurologists use minimally invasive techniques, guided by imaging, like clot removal procedures, to treat diseases of the brain and spine.

This Clinician Scientist Development Award in Interventional Neurology is the first collaboration for the AAN and the American Brain Foundation with SVIN. The award provides $240,000 over three years which includes a commitment of $75,000 per year as well as a $5,000 per year stipend to support education and research-related costs. Applications for the award are available to young investigators interested in a research career in interventional neurology. 

The AAN Research Program is committed to the development of junior investigators dedicated to much needed research that will benefit many of our patients. The research program awards and scholarships are important spring boards to innovative neurological research. The majority of award recipients remain in the research workforce and are supported by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies.

About the American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology is the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 30,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

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About the American Brain Foundation

The American Brain Foundation is an emerging national foundation whose mission is to bring researchers and donors together to defeat brain disease. Through cross-cutting innovative research, the American Brain Foundation is making investments in the best and brightest minds in the world to identify treatments, prevention methods and cures for brain disease.

Learn more at or find the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

About SVIN

SVIN is the premier society worldwide for medical professionals engaged in interventional neurology and stroke care. Our mission to promote excellence in the field of interventional treatment of neurovascular diseases by neurologists.  The society represents the advancement of interventional neurology through education, research and advocacy with the ultimate goal of improving clinical care and outcomes of patients with stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.

For further information about SVIN, please visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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