2024 ANA International Outreach Travel Scholarship Application

Application Details

DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Purpose: The ANA established the International Outreach Travel Scholarship (IOTS) in recognition of the shared goal among neurologists worldwide to reduce the burden of neurological disease through research, education, clinical care, and advocacy. The IOTS is awarded to two (2) ANA members and provides the recipients with the opportunity to work in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the upcoming academic year.

The IOTS provides reimbursement up to but not to exceed $5,000 for roundtrip airfare, country entry, medical evacuation, and repatriation insurance (if institutional insurance is unavailable), visas, medical license, accommodations, and local transport during an abroad rotation, and/or vaccinations/travel-related medications.

Eligible applicants: ANA members who are neurology residents, fellows or junior faculty who are within the first three years from the start date of their first faculty appointment at the time of application.
Applicants must provide the following:

  • A letter of recommendation from an ANA mentor with at least an Assistant Professor level appointment. 
  • A letter of support from the host institution in a low or middle-income country.

  • A letter of support from their Chair, Residency Director, or Division Chief clearly indicating their support for the planned travel (four (4) weeks for residents or fellows; and a minimun of six (6) weeks for junior faculty) and for the applicant to attend the ANA Annual Meeting in their year following their travel.  

  • Current CV

  • International Outreach Travel Scholarship Proposal using the IOTS Proposal Template (see below)

2024 International Outreach Travel Scholarship (IOTS) Application
Please follow the outline in the International Outreach Travel Scholarship (IOTS) Proposal Template 
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Section I: Submitter Information
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Please note that this letter should clearly indicate support for your planned travel and attendance at the ANA Annual Meeting in the year following your travel to the host institution.
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Section III: ANA Standing

I hereby confirm that I am:
  • A current member in good standing with the ANA.
  • In good standing with my  training/employment programs.

Section IV: Responsibilities

If selected as a recipient of the 2024 International Outreach Travel Scholarship I hereby agree to :
  • Complete the United Nations Department of Safety & Security (UNDSS) BSAFE online security awareness training program at least 30-days prior to travel.
  • Submit a formal report to the ANA Executive and Global Engagement Committees within 90-days of return.
  • Permit ANA to post the summary of my final report on the ANA website. 
  • Agree to work in the host country for four (4) weeks if a trainee or fellow; or a minimum of six (6) weeks if junior faculty and travel within the academic year following the scholarship, unless there are special circumstances that are approved by the Global Engagement Committee and ANA Board of Directors. 
  • Submit an abstract in the Global Neurology category during the ANA Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts submission period in the year following their travel. Abstract submissions should be based on research and/or activities conducted at the LMIC host institution. 
  • Assume the responsibility of any travel related expenses above the maximum scholarship amount of $5,000. 

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**Incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed**