The Child Neurology Society is now accepting applications for the 2018 Bernard D’Souza International Fellowship Award, which will sponsor two child neurologists from developing countries to attend the 47th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society to be held in Chicago, Illinois (October 15-18, 2018). Following the meeting, D’Souza fellows will spend one week visiting a selected training program in North America before returning home. The purpose of the award is to promote child neurology in developing countries.

Click here to submit an application on-line thru April 15, 2018. Applicants will be required to upload a CV and up to three letters of recommendation.


  • Applicant trained in a developing country
  • Applicant is practicing child neurology in an academic environment in a developing country
  • Applicant should be prepared to present a scientific paper in English
  • Preference will be shown to applicants less than age 45 years. 

Deadline for receipt of applications is April 15, 2018

Expenses covered:

1) CNS Annual Meeting registration fee waiver

2) Round-trip coach fare originating and ending in home country with in-between flights to/from Chicago, IL and a single host training program (strong preference for child neurology programs within 250 mile radius of Chicago, IL). Travel must be arranged through CNS designated travel agent.

3) Hotel room nights at CNS Annual Meeting and up to one-week at host training program in a CNS-designated hotel.

4) Standard per diem payment for up to five days in Chicago and seven days in host training program city (including transportation to and from airport).

5) Award recipient will be responsible for all other expenses