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Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Young Investigator Travel Grant:

  • Xiaolong Chen – Australia
  • Daniel Chepurin – Australia
  • Devante Horne – USA
  • Soichiro Masuda – Japan
  • Brandon Roller – USA
  • Steven Swinford – USA
  • Scott Tagliaferri – Australia
  • Graciosa Teixeira – Germany
  • Ji Tu – Australia
  • Laura Zengerle – Germany

Thanks to generous support from Eisai Co. Ltd, ISSLS offers travel grants of US$1,000 to young researchers and clinicians who submit an abstract as the first/presenting author at an Annual Meeting. The purpose of the grant is to assist with registration, travel and accommodation costs to help young scientists and clinicians attend ISSLS annual meetings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISSLS Annual Meeting, planned for Milan in 2021, will now be held virtually.  Therefore, there will be no travel or accommodation costs involved in attending the meeting.  For this reason, the Young Investigator Travel Grant will not be awarded in 2021. 

Application criteria:

1) Must not be a member of ISSLS;
2) Must not have previously attended an ISSLS Annual Meeting;
3) Must be submitting abstract as the presenting/first author;
4) Must be a graduate student OR be four years post-qualification; if an independent researcher, be under the age of 40;
5) Must attend and present your abstract at the Annual Meeting for which the abstract is submitted.

Applications have not yet opened for the 2022 award. Further information will be available later in 2021.

Young Investigator Application Form

Award winners are notified by the beginning of February of the relevant year.  The prize will be presented during the Fellowship Ceremony of the Annual Meeting.

The deadline for 2022 applications will be approximately December 20, 2021. Please look out for notifications via the ISSLS Newsletter and this website.

Please note that your Abstract must have been submitted by [date to be announced] to be eligible to apply for this Grant.

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With sincere appreciation the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine thanks the following companies for their support of the 47th ISSLS Annual Meeting.