Grant to Activate Global Engagement (GAGE)


GAGE Program Overview

The Grant to Activate Global Engagement (GAGE) Funding was first established in 2020 as a response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and successfully supported efforts to engage global neurologists in the American Neurological Association's (ANA) virtual Annual Meeting. The virtual platform presented an ideal opportunity to engage academic neurologists and neuroscientists from organizations in low to lower-middle-income countries to participate in the Annual Meeting. Organizations comprised of neurologists/neurology trainees engaged in clinical care, research and/or medical education in an LLMIC setting whose practice was focused on the care of children and/or adults with neurological disorders. Each organization received a grant in the amount of $1,500 USD.

2020 Recipients

2021 Recipients
  • Association of Future African Neurosurgeons
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
  • Neurologists from Muhimbili and Bugando, Tanzania

2022-2023 Recipients

In the 2022-2023 funding year, with the support of the ANA Board of Directors, the Global Engagement Committee (GEC) restructured and expanded the program by providing four (4) $2,000 USD grants to support neurology education and/or research symposia held locally in low and lower-middle income countries (LIC/LMIC). 

Guinean Society of Neurology
  • Symposium: National Scientific Symposium on Epilepsy
  • Location: Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry, Guinea
  • Date: May 27, 2023
The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in Zambia (ADDIZ)
  • Symposium: The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADDIZ) Symposium 
  • Location: Public Health Auditorium at the University of Zambia School of Medicine Ridgeway Campus, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date: August 5, 2023
Bahir Dar University, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Ethiopia
  • Pre-Symposium: Bahir Dar Outreach for Neurology Education (BORNE): Pre-Conference Session for Nurses
  • Date: September 18, 2023
  • Symposium: Bahir Dar Outreach for Neurology Education (BORNE) Symposium and Workshop: Delivering Organized Care for Stroke Patients in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Dates: September 19 - 20, 2023

Gulu University

  • Symposium: Stroke Diagnosis and Management in a Resource-limited Setting
  • Location: Gulu University, Uganda
  • Date: October 14, 2023