FUNDING AND AWARDS
These Awards represent a longstanding recognition of SRHSB’s investment in research, the fostering of multi-disciplinary skills, and insightful, collaborative exchanges within the scope of hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
THE NORMAN GUTHKELCH AWARD
FOR NEW SCIENTISTS
The Norman Guthkelch Award is an award of £1500 GBP to be received by a student in training or an early career investigator who is conducting research in the area of hydrocephalus and neural tube defects
including spina bifida. At this time, the Guthkelch Award is only available to those applying via SRHSB and not via any other society, despite any joint meetings.
The award is made each year at the annual conference of the society following oral presentations by shortlisted applicants to the Awards Committee. Applications are taken at the time of abstract submission for the upcoming yearly meeting.
Learn more about Dr. Norman Guthkelch here.
Submission is now open
THE WAITE HYDROCEPHALUS RESEARCH STUDENT BURSARY
Through the generosity and support of the Waite family to SRHSB, the Waite Hydrocephalus Research Student Bursary 2022 will offer support to students undertaking research projects in the areas of hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida, expected to be conducted over the summer vacation period.
Click below for further information and details of the Waite Hydrocephalus Research Student Bursary and the application form.
Submission is now closed.
HARRY’S HYDROCEPHALUS AWARENESS TRUST (HARRY’S HAT) STUDENT RESEARCH BURSARY
SRHSB is delighted to announce a new partnership with Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (harrys-hat.org) with a new award to support a student project supporting the joint aims and objectives of Harry’s HAT and SRHSB.
The award will be £2000 for a project with a maximum duration of 10 weeks.
Click below for further information and details of the Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT) Student Research Bursary and the application form.
Submission is now closed.
SRHSB/INTEGRA GRADUATE TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
It is crucial for graduate scientists, both basic and clinical, to see techniques in person in order to facilitate real collaboration or diffusion of new advances in basic and clinical research. Through the generosity of an Integra Educational grant, this SRHSB/Integra Program will support travelling fellowships for young graduate scientists, both basic and clinical, to visit international centres of research excellence in the broad field of CSF function, hydrocephalus, and neural tube defects. Travelling fellowships will be available annually in the UK, USA, EU, Africa, Asia, or the rest of the world. UK, USA, EU principal investigators/applicants can partner with colleagues in developing countries to facilitate projects, as well as to encourage capacity building in those locations.
Click below for further information and details of the SRHSB/Integra Graduate Travelling Fellowship Program and the application form.
Submission is now open. The closing date for applications is Friday, May 26th 2023.
THE CASEY HOLTER ESSAY PRIZE
Applications for the Casey Holter Essay may be submitted to the Honorary Secretary at any time for consideration by the Executive Committee. This award is usually given every three years to the author of an essay on any aspect of hydrocephalus or spina bifida.
There is no restriction on the choice of subject for the essay but it should be in keeping with the aims and scientific interests of the Society. The essay should not be written in the format of a traditional scientific paper but have a more personal style. Ideally it should take the form of an argument and may, in addition, examine the philosophy underlying a particular practice or practices. The essay must contain a substantial amount of unpublished data.
Essays should be submitted to the SRHSB Honorary Secretary who will maintain the anonymity of authors and a high standard of review. The Executive Committee will decide on the bestowal of the Casey Holter Essay Prize.
Learn more about Dr. John Holter and the Casey Holter Essay Prize, along with previous winners here.
Essay submissions are now open.
Applications may be submitted to the Honorary Secretary at any time for consideration by the Executive Committee.
THE CASEY HOLTER LECTURESHIP
The Casey Holter Lectureship is offered to a person of international eminence in a field of relevance to hydrocephalus or spina bifida to deliver a special lecture.
Nominations will be considered and final selections made by the Executive Committee every 2-3 years.
The lecture will be delivered at the Annual Meeting of the SRHSB.
Nominations may be made to the Honorary Secretary at any time for consideration by the Executive Committee.