The Child Neurology Society is now accepting applications for the 2019 Bernard D’Souza International Fellowship Award, which will sponsor two child neurologists from developing countries to attend the 48th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina (October 23-26, 2019). 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, 2019. Applicants will be required to upload a CV and up to three letters of recommendation.


  • Applicant trained in a low-income or middle-income country
  • Applicant is practicing child neurology in an academic environment in a low-income or middle-income country
  • Applicant should prepare a scientific poster in English to be presented at the annual meeting
  • Preference will be shown to applicants less than age 45 years, practicing in a poor resource setting.

Deadline for receipt of applications is April 15, 2019

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 Charlotte, North Carolina and a single host training program to be determined jointly with CNS International Affairs Committee Chair, Dr. Jorge Vidaurre. 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 Charlotte and seven days in host training program city (including transportation to and from airport).

5) Award recipient will be responsible for all other expenses