CNF Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Summer Research Scholarship

Note: The 2017 grant and scholarship application cycle is now closed. To stay informed about the next cycle of these grants and other opportunities, join the CNF Partners email list.

Each year, the CNF offers one summer clinical research scholarship for a first- or second-year U.S. or Canadian medical student who has an interest in training as a child neurologist. The award is made for clinical research focused in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children to be conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist during summer break. The selected applicant will receive a $3,500 scholarship to support his or her research project.


2017 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Mr. Benjamin Morgan, a first year medical student at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Mr. Morgan will receive a $3,500 scholarship to support his research project titled: The impact of hypoperfusion on brain development and neurodevelopmental outcome in children with Moyamoya disease.

Mr. Morgan stated: “Before medical school, I finished an undergraduate and Masters degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in digital signal processing. I used this training to get my first job as a Research Analyst at the Hospital for Sick Children, working on the computational aspects of brain MRI research in autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, and children born very preterm. Through this experience, I developed an appreciation for the link between engineering and medicine. Studying the developing brain provides the perfect platform to expand both my technical and medical training, which is what makes pediatric neurology such an interesting field to me. I find the challenge of bridging the gap between technological advances and clinical care very exciting and I hope to use this to deepen my understanding of neurological disorders and their treatment. My goal is to be involved with technical research throughout my medical training and career, and the Child Neurology Foundation NDD Scholarship has provided me with the perfect opportunity to do so.”


Past NDD Scholarship Recipients

2016: Ms. Ashley Bach
University of California San Francisco

Research Title: White matter injury and brain development in preterm newborns and neurodevelopmental outcome at school age


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