Apply: CNF Medical Student Scholarships
Apply: CNF Medical Student Scholarships
scholarship application

Thank you for your interest in applying for a medical student scholarship from the Child Neurology Foundation! Applications, including a letter of support from your mentor, must be submitted in the form below by March 17, 2024. 

We are currently accepting applications for:

2024 Child Neurology Foundation Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD)  Summer Research Scholarship

The Child Neurology Foundation announces the availability of (1) one summer clinical research scholarship for a first, second or third-year US or Canadian medical student who has an interest in training in neurodevelopmental disabilities or child neurology.

The award will be made for clinical research focused in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children or young adults to be conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist during the 2023 summer break. Selected applicant will receive a $3,500 scholarship to support the research project.

2024 Dr. Kenneth F. Swaiman Medical Student Scholarship

To honor the legacy of Dr. Swaiman and his contribution to child neurology, the Child Neurology Foundation’s (CNF) offers the Dr. Kenneth F. Swaiman Medical Student Scholarship thanks to the support of his wife and pediatric neurologist Dr. Phyllis Sher.

Administered annually, the $6,000 summer research scholarship will be given to each of three (3) U.S. or Canadian medical students who have an interest in exploring a career in child neurology. Travel expenses up to $1,500 will be provided to attend the annual Child Neurology Society meeting. The award will be open to first, second or third-year medical students for a basic or clinical research project in child neurology conducted under the direction of a child neurologist.

Please note in the application form below whether you are applying for the 2024 CNF Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Summer Research Scholarship or the 2024 Dr. Kenneth F. Swaiman Medical Student Scholarship, or both. 

For more information or questions, contact: 

Nyechi Oleka, CNF Programs Coordinator
[email protected] 

Submit Application

Confirmation of receipt will be sent to all applicants. If confirmation is not received within 2 business days, please call Nyechi Oleka at 859.551.4986.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of child neurologists. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by May 17, 2024. 

Research Scholarships (NDD & Swaiman)
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Maximum file size: 33.55MB

Applications should not exceed five pages (including the cover letter) using a double-spaced, Arial, 11 pt, o.5” margin format and should include the following: A cover letter with complete applicant contact information (name, email, phone, address), mentor contact information (name, title, email, phone, address), project title; the hypothesis to be tested; a description of the proposed methods; goals for the project; the feasibility of the proposal; the facilities to be utilized.

Maximum file size: 33.55MB

Applications for the NDD Scholarship must include a letter from the child neurology/NDD mentor agreeing to sponsor the student and oversee the project. Applications for the Swaiman Scholarship must include a letter from the child neurology mentor agreeing to sponsor the student and oversee the project. The letter should specify that the mentor will be responsible for ethical conduct of research and for obtaining, if necessary, Institutional Review Board approval of the research.
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