Individual Research Grants


Excellence in Chiari & Syringomyelia Research Award

Bobby Jones CSF has set aside a small amount of research funding to be distributed in the 2024 calendar year, awarding excellence in research related to Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders.

The goal of this award is to incentivize the completion of new, innovative studies in the fields of Chiari, syringomyelia and related disorders outside of the organization. We hope to inspire young researchers to take a closer look at these conditions– the more people we have looking at these issues, the better! More research by new and seasoned investigators alike will help spark new breakthroughs that bring us that much closer to a cure.

Annual Bobby Jones CSF Chiari & Syringomyelia Award

The AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery is awarded at the group’s annual conference to the best abstract or presentation related to Chiari malformation, syringomyelia or related disorders. This award is presented annually to a single researcher whose work, according to his or her peers, exemplifies excellence in the study and understanding of these disorders.

The goal of this ongoing project is to promote interest in the study of Chiari and syringomyelia amongst younger neurosurgeons and researchers-in-training. Involving new researchers leads to a higher likelihood of future breakthroughs!

*NEW* Request For Proposals – Cycle 1

Please check back in DECEMBER 2023 or contact us to learn about our upcoming cycle for applications for independent grant awards in research.

All applications will be assessed by the Executive Committee of the Scientific and Educational Advisory Board for scientific merit and feasibility. In the case that specific expertise is required for review, additional reviewers may be sought by the SEAB Executive Committee members. Final approval will be given based on these scores by the BJCSF Board of Directors.

For questions, contact us: 718-966-2593 |

Previous Request for Proposal Cycles

The purpose of the previously awarded trainee and established investigator awards was to encourage new research in these disorders. The trainee award goal was meant to encourage clinicians and scientists at the early stage of their career to develop long-term interests in the etiology and treatment of Chiari, syringomyelia and related conditions. The established investigator award was intended to further more mature scientific and clinical investigations into these conditions.

Both proved to yield interesting results and allowed more investigators to make new and significant contributions to the Chiari and syringomyelia field.



Revised: 11/2023