Third Annual Research Award: Call for Nominations

The Illinois Spina Bifida Association (ISBA) is pleased to announce its third annual Professional Advisory Council Research Award for excellence in publishing in the area of spina bifida clinical research. Three prizes will be awarded for the best papers by a clinician or researcher published in a peer-reviewed journal between November 15, 2016 –  December 31, 2017:

  • Winner: $500
  • First Honorable Mention: $300
  • Second Honorable Mention: $200

Awards will be presented to the first author of each paper.

Nominations will be accepted from the field for articles that address clinical research in spina bifida.  Nominations will be reviewed by members of ISBA’s Professional Advisory Council as well as outside reviewers.  The award winner will be announced in Spring 2018.

Nominations must include a copy of the article and the following information for the first author:

  • Name of First Author:
  • Professional Title:
  • Name of Institution:
  • Paper Title:
  • Mailing Address:
  • Telephone:
  • Email Address:

Submissions must be sent to by 9am CST, Monday, December 18, 2017.

There are no geographic restrictions for nominations, but the first author must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States to receive a monetary prize.  For more information, go to