The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) and the Tumor Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) have partnered with the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) to support brain tumor research. The partnership provides the SBTF with an opportunity to support important brain tumor research conducted by neurosurgical residents and early career neurosurgery faculty.

“This partnership provides us with an opportunity to support brain tumor research conducted by neurosurgery residents and young faculty that are dedicated to advancing cutting edge brain tumor research,” says SBTF President Kelly Turner.  “Research conducted at this level by dedicated residents and early career neurosurgery faculty is crucial to the development of neurosurgeon-scientists who can translate important new treatments tested in the lab to actual brain tumor patients,” says Peter Nicholas, a long-time Board Member of the SBTF, who is passionate about advancing change against brain tumors and brain cancer.

The SBTF is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and a public charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life for brain tumor patients and their families and to raise funds for brain tumor research so that a cure can be found. The SBTF has proudly awarded more than $2.7 million in research grants and funded over 49 research projects.

The AANS/CNS Tumor Section is comprised of thousands of physician members and trainees in the United States and throughout the world who treat patients with brain and spine tumors.  The organization supports clinical trials, and basic and translational research in neuro-oncology.  The Tumor Section is also involved with the education and training of neuro-oncology focused clinicians.

The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1980 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). The NREF supports basic science and clinical research, as well as life-long education to foster improved outcomes for patients with neurological diseases.

By working together, the AANS/CNS Tumor Section, SBTF, and NREF will provide funding for the best research grants selected that could lead to a cure for brain tumor patients.

Further information about the grant opportunities can be found at: