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2023 winners of the ISSLS Young Investigator Travel Grant announced at Spineweek

Congratulations to following recipients of the 2023 Young Investigator Travel Grant, sponsored by Nippon Zoki:

Joel Beck, Sweden

Anastasia Keller, USA

Fahim Choudhury, USA

Sri Vijay Anand KS, India

Sudarshan Pramod, India

Wai Chak Choy, Hong Kong

Kohei Kuroshima, Japan

Masao Ryu, Japan

Alina Jacob, Switzerland

Terence McSweeney, Finland

Shota Tamagawa, Japan

Keiran Joyce, Ireland

Tamara Mengis, Switzerland

Hanwen Zhang, China


The ISSLS Young Investigator Travel Grant of $US1,000, assists young researchers and clinicians with registration, travel and accommodation costs associated with attending the ISSLS Annual Meeting. 

In 2024, 15 travel grants will be offered to young investigators whose abstracts have been submitted for the ISSLS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy in 2024.

Eligibility criteria:

  •  Must not be a member of ISSLS
  •  Must not have previously attended an in-person ISSLS Annual Meeting
  • Must be submitting abstract as the presenting/first author
  • Must be a graduate student; or be four years post-qualification; if an independent researcher, be under the age of 40
  • Must attend and present abstract at the ISSLS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy in 2023. If you are not the first author on the submitted abstract, you are not eligible for this award. Strictly no changes to authorship can be made following submission.
  • Deadline for receipt of application form will January 15, 2024

 Send the completed application form to:

For earlier awards, please follow this link.