Codman Neurosurgical Awards
The BNTA have secured funding from Codman (Integra) to support education and training in Neurosurgery in the UK. The BNTA Committee will apportion 5 x £1,000 prospective, competitive awards to junior UK neurosurgeons who are undertaking Fellowship Programs, either post-CCT or in-training.
The BNTA-Codman Award is open to all BNTA members undertaking recognised Fellowship Programs with a CCT who do not yet have a Consultant post, or to those with a valid National Training Number undertaking Fellowships within their training years; those undertaking out of programme periods for clinical experience (OOPE) are eligible for this award. Priority will be given to first-time applicants to the fund, to trainees pursuing Fellowship opportunities abroad, and to those who can demonstrate evidence of financial hardship. It is expected that other sources of funding will have been sought. Applicants should not be solely reliant on funding from this award as delays/changes in the total award value may occur that are beyond the BNTA’s control. All applications will be anonymised and impartially assessed by a panel of senior Consultant Neurosurgeons. The decision of the awarding committee is final in all matters. The decisions will be announced prior to the next SBNS Conference, with the successful applicants being awarded the funds at the SBNS Gala Dinner.
A condition of the award is that successful applicants write a 1,000 word report for publication on the BNTA website, www.e1v1m1.co.uk., within a month of completion of the awarded Fellowship period.