Young Investigator Travel Award

2020 National Conference on Hydrocephalus


2020 National Conference on Hydrocephalus

June 25-27, 2020

Westin Houston, Memorial City


Applications are Due: October 23, 2019 by 5:00 pm (local time)

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Request for Applications

Applications are being solicited by the Hydrocephalus Association for the Young Investigator1 Travel Awards to attend the 2020 National Conference on Hydrocephalus. The 2020 National Conference on Hydrocephalus is a biennial event that brings together renowned clinicians, scientists, and the hydrocephalus patient community. This award encourages young hydrocephalus researchers to attend the National Conference, meet individuals affected by the condition and their families, interact with leading clinicians and scientists, and improve their understanding of hydrocephalus and the needs of this community.

Award recipients will be required to:

  • Register for and Attend the Full National Conference (June 25-27);
  • Give a short presentation during the Robert Pudenz Plenary Session (June 26); and
  • Design and present a poster immediately after the Robert Pudenz Plenary Session (June 26)

Application Details

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a Young Investigator1 at the time of application submission.*
  • Be actively conducting hydrocephalus research in the United States or Canada.
  • Be a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Network for Discovery Science.

To create a HANDS account, please visit: http://hands.hydroassoc.org/.
*Previous awardees are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to new applicants.

Application Components:
Submit to all components to research-loi@hydroassoc.org

Award Funding:
This award is intended to cover travel and registration costs for the 2020 National Conference on Hydrocephalus. On the application, applicants will be required to indicate if they are applying for regional2 or national3 travel.

Funding Details_____________________________________________________________
Regional Travel2
$1,000       Travel, hotel, & full conference registration

National Travel3
$1,500       Travel, hotel, & full conference registration

Applications must be received before 5:00 PM (local time) on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Awardees will be contacted in January, 2020. For additional information, please contact Jenna Koschnitzky, PhD at research@hydroassoc.org or 240.483.4540.

All applications must be submitted in English. The award amount is fixed and may not cover all costs associated with traveling and attending the National Conference. The funding will be distributed directly to the award recipient. The award provides no institutional overhead. HA anticipates granting 10-15 awards. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received the award.


  1. Young Investigator: Defined as an undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, medical fellow or other student who has not completed his/her terminal degree or training.
  2. Regional Travel: Place of residence 150 miles of venue
  3. National Travel: Place of residence >150 miles of venue