ANA Career Resources

We are dedicated to the success of all our members. Whether you’re preparing for your next job, looking for a mentor or collaborator outside your institution, or need specific education to develop new skills, the ANA will help get you to the next level.  

Career Center

The ANA Career Center is your hub for career opportunities in academic neurology and neuroscience at prominent institutions across the country and beyond. Whether you seek an entry-level position or the opportunity to chair a department, the ANA Career Center can help you plan your next move. 

Career Fair

The ANA Annual Meeting makes it easy to discuss career opportunities with representatives from top academic neurology/neuroscience departments. Simply join the ANA and the Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN) for the ANA-AUPN Career Fair.

Career Fair Application Form

Connect and Develop Professional Skills 

Career development programs online and at the Annual Meeting help academic neurologists connect and excel.

ANA Futures Program

The ANA Futures Program is a career development program for medical students and residents interested in careers in academic neurology. Participants attend small-group Zoom sessions with ANA leaders focused on career development topics, culminating in an in-person meeting with board members and leaders at the Annual Meeting. 

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Research Careers Reimagined 

Every two years, the ANA offers a one-day course for early-career physician-scientists interested in or already pursuing translational or clinical research. This course provides research fellows, residents, and junior faculty members with strategies for developing research grant proposals and more. Takes place at the ANA Annual Meeting.

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ANA-NINDS Career Development Symposium 

The Symposium provides K08, K12, K23, and K99 recipients with essential tools to help them write successful grant proposals and obtain funding from NIH and other institutions. It is led by senior neurologists and neuroscientists with proven success in scientific grant writing. Senior staff from the NINDS provide advice about the grant submission and evaluation process. Takes place at the ANA Annual Meeting

Professional Development Courses 

Courses at the Annual Meeting offer information and perspectives on current topics and career management, with tracks designed for professionals at early, mid, and chair career levels. Takes place at the ANA Annual Meeting.

ANA Webinars 

Our webinars offer a mix of career and professional development as well as continuing medical education options. 

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The ANA Annual Meeting offers unsurpassed opportunities to interact with academic neurologists and neuroscientists at all career levels. In addition to our scientific sessions, receptions, and symposia, we offer dedicated networking events including the following:

  • The Women of the ANA Luncheon is a relaxed setting in which to discuss issues of particular relevance to women in neurology and neuroscience, as well as provide an opportunity for networking and mutual support.
  • At the Junior and Early Career Networking Reception, graduating residents, fellows, postdocs, instructors, and early faculty discuss topics such as applying for funding and tenure-track positions, identifying mentors, participating in public policy/advocacy, and work-life balance. It’s the perfect place to establish a peer network and lifelong friends at the top of the profession. 
  • A Trainee Breakfast with the Board of Directors offers a chance for trainees to meet renowned leaders in academic neurology and neuroscience and hear their advice on how to take the next step in your career.

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Emerging Scholar Lecture Series

Emerging Scholars sessions provide the opportunity for junior and early career members to present in front of a full audience of peers at the Annual Meeting. Each session features four presenters who are selected as Emerging Scholars Awardees. 

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Experience Global Neurology

International Outreach Scholarship

The International Outreach Scholarship funds two neurologists in training each year to pursue their interests in global neurology by working in a low- to lower-middle-income country for a minimum of six weeks. Previous recipients have conducted research in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda.

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Get Recognition

Members are eligible for ANA awards recognizing outstanding work in academic neurology, including the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award, the Distinguished Neurology Teacher AwardThe Grass Foundation-ANA Award in Neuroscience, and the Raymond D. Adams Lectureship. These opportunities may confer opportunities to present at the Annual Meeting, and are often stepping stones to leadership opportunities.

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Students  Trainees, Fellows, Residents and Postdocs Faculty 

Have an idea?

The ANA welcomes your suggestions for new programs to meet member needs. Contact Nadine Goldberg at