Research Funding

There are no Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Research Scholarships currently available.

External Funding

From time to time external funding available through similar organisations may be advertised here.

Women currently working in the health care sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program.  
Funding must be apportioned by the end of this financial year and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 5pm on June 21:


MSD Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Educational Award 2019

 COGNO is pleased to call for applications for the MSD Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Educational Award 2019.

The purpose of this award is to encourage education and training in the field of Neuro-Oncology and will provide up to $15,000 for the successful recipient to:

  • Attend an international Neuro-Oncology scientific meeting
  • Undertake a Neuro-Oncology Preceptorship during 2019-2020.


    The Award is open to applications from individuals with a clear interest in the field of Neuro-Oncology and includes:

  • Advanced Trainees in Medical Oncology, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pathology or Radiology
  • Medical Oncologists, Neurologists, Radiation Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Pathologists or Radiologists of no more than 5 years standing who are enrolled in full-time or part-time post-graduate research (PhD or MD).

Further details regarding the eligibility criteria, application requirements and selection criteria are available on the COGNO website.  The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 July 2019.

AOSPine Australia & New Zealand Fellowship

AOSpine is pleased to announce that 2020 AOSpine Australia & New Zealand Fellowship is now open for application.

As the leading global academic community for innovative education, AOSpine invests heavily in various forms of international, regional and national fellowship programs.

AOSpine Fellowship provides the following benefits to fellows:

- Additional experience in surgical techniques for orthopaedics and neurosurgeons interested in spine surgery
- Sponsor Stipend from AOSpine
- Exposure to the professional network of AOSpine Spine Centers
- Additional clinical experience for fellows
- Obtain a fellowship certificate upon the completion of fellowship program

You can also read more information on the list of spine centers using the following link:

*Applicants may be awarded with fellowship to more than one AOSpine Spine Center subject to availability and final decision from fellowship committee. 

If you would like to apply for AOSpine 2020 Fellowship, please email [email protected] for application details. Application deadline: 31 July 2019.