The Clack Family Fellowship Announcement


This neurosurgical residency training fellowship is for neurosurgeons who, at the time of their application, are enrolled in a neurosurgery residency program, come from a low-or middle-income country, and affirm they will return to service in their home country.

The fellowship will cover training expenses to support the fellow in completing their neurosurgical training. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of a competitive evaluation by a committee composed of FIENS members. The maximum fellowship stipend is $11,000. If you would like to learn more about the Clack Fellowship please go to the FIENS website. (

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with review periods occurring August 1 and
February 1 of each year. All applicants will receive a response from FIENS regarding
the status of their application by the end of August or the end of February depending on which cycle they apply for.

Requirements for the applicant:

•    Confirmation of enrollment in a neurosurgery residency program.
A statement confirming the intent of the applicant to practice in their home country upon the completion their fellowship.
•    A description of the applicant’s financial need with an explanation of how the
funding will allow the applicant to complete their neurosurgical training.
•   A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s program director confirming the applicant’s success in the program and the need for the funding to allow them to finish the training.

To apply to the Clack Fellowship click HERE. ( family-scholarship/)

Stay tuned for updates about our fellows’ training outcomes and their progress in
increasing access to neurosurgery in their home countries.

September 2023