In order to promote international collaboration and provide educational opportunities for academic skull base surgeons from around the world, the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) proudly offers the International Travel Scholarship. This observership program is given annually and awards an international scholar in a junior faculty academic position $2,000 in traveling funds, complimentary registration to attend the Pre-Meeting Dissection Course, complimentary registration to attend the Annual Meeting, and an opportunity to spend one week as a Visiting Scholar and guest of an NASBS member’s institution immediately following the Annual Meeting. Any additional fees are to be paid by the Visiting Scholar.
Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate an observership program of the awardee’s Institution of choice. Assignments will be made based on availability.
Each grant of US $2,000 will not fully cover the expenses of attending the Annual Meeting and the observership. The grantee is expected to provide additional funds to cover these costs.
The following individuals are NOT eligible to apply for these grants:
- Citizens of the USA or Canada.
- Foreign nationals who have previously attended the NASBS Annual Meeting.
- Individuals who are in residency programs.
- Individuals in private practice or not in an academic position.
The 2020 application cycle will be July 7, 2020 – August 31, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the NASBS International Committee and notifications will be sent in October.
If a successful candidate has to withdraw, e.g., because of visa denial or lack of additional funding, he/she must notify the NASBS immediately in writing by email to Alondra Renteria at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you for your interest in the NASBS International Travel Scholarship Program.
Thank you to all who donated to this year’s NASBS International Travel Scholarship program. Due to your generosity a total of four scholarships were awarded.
Benjamin Bleier, MD
Roy R Casiano, MD, FACS
Carlos David, MD
Michael Link, MD
Erin McKean, MD & Steve Sullivan, MD
Marc Rosen, MD
Contribute to the International Travel Scholarship
The success of the International Travel Scholarship is dependent on NASBS members. Contribute today to help fund an International Travel Scholarship winner.
2020 International Travel Scholarship Recipients
Agustin Dorantes, MD
21st Century National Medical Center, Mexico
Emre Ocak, MD
University of Ankara, Ibn Sina Hospital, Turkey
Donata SUkyte-Raube, MD
Vilnius University Hospital, Lithuania
Luigi Rigante, MD
Neurological Institute, Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Sasan Adib, MD
University of Tuebingen, Germany
January Gelera, MD
University of Santo Thomas Hospital, The Phillipines
Mardjono Tjahjadi, MD
Atma Jaya Indonesia Catholic University, Indonesia
Antony Thomas, MD
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Hemantkumar Onkar, MD
Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, India
Idoya Zazpe, MD
Hospital of Navarre, Spain
Olli-Pekka Kamarainen, MD
Kuopio University Hospital, Finland
Amos Adeleye, MD
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Suha Beton, MD
Ankara University Medical School, Turkey
Simple R. Bhadania, MD
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Tomas Krejci, MD
Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic
Nilaksha Bandara Kumarasinghe, MD
Teaching Hospital, Kandy, SRI Lanka
David Victor Kumar, MD
Osmania Medical College, India