Each year, ISPN wishes to encourage younger people from low and lower-middle income countries (per World Bank classification) to attend and present at the ISPN Annual Meeting.

As of 2023, we are changing the requirements & entitlements of the scholarship, in such a way that we can more evenly distribute the funds and provide more people with an opportunity to receive a contribution towards attending the meeting!

For this purpose, ISPN Meeting Attendance Scholarships of up to USD 2,000 are available on an annual basis.

The amount of the scholarship will be flexible and based on travel distance/time.



The ISPN Meeting Attendance Scholarship is to be used towards registration, travel, and accommodation for the ISPN 2023 Annual Meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, which is scheduled to take place from October 15-19, 2023.

The scholarship will only be transferred (via bank transfer) after you have attended the ISPN 2023 Annual Meeting.



To apply for the ISPN Meeting Attendance Scholarship you should fulfill the following criteria and complete the online submission application here:

  • Submit an abstract for the meeting through here, which needs to be accepted for presentation (submit your abstract before the extended deadline: May 15, 2023)
  • You have to be under 35 years of age by the time of the deadline
  • Applicants should be members of the ISPN – If you are not yet an ISPN member, please join ISPN
  • You should come from a low or lower-middle income country per World Bank classification – You will be requested to upload a proof of annual income during the application
  • You have preferably not received any previous ISPN support
  • You have to be professionally involved in neurosurgery for children
  • You need to provide a written letter of recommendation (head of department or ISPN member)

You will only receive the Scholarship (via bank transfer) after you have attended the meeting.

Please note that ISPN membership is required to be eligible for the scholarship. Therefore, please join ISPN as a member.



Abstracts should be submitted by the (extended) May 15, 2023 deadline. You will be notified of the result of your abstract submission by early June 2023.

Your scholarship application can be submitted until Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Submit your application by completing the application form HERE and the selection will be done according to the abovementioned criteria.

You will be informed about the result of your scholarship application in June 2023.