Research fellowships – European Academy of Neurology

Ends on 31 August 2020

The purpose is to support training and experience for European Neurologists in any area of basic or clinical or applied research in neuroscience. The research work must be carried out at a European academic neurological department outside the country of residence. All applications should demonstrate experience/training of clear value to the home department/individual beyond that available in their own countries/institutions.


Research training fellowship

Expected to be of typically 12 months and no less than 6 months duration, to lead either to completion of a higher degree, a grant application or peer-reviewed publication.

Research experience fellowship

Expected to be of typically and no more than 6 months duration for individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity to gain high quality research experience, but who may wish to pursue a research career. Applications from more experienced clinicians/researchers requiring training in a specific research methodology or technique not currently available in their own country and of clear value to home department will also be considered.


Successful applicants for both research training or research experience fellowships will be awarded € 2,000.- per month.

(plus travel expenses of up to € 500; Travelling costs will only be reimbursed after the end of the research fellowship, upon receipt of evaluation forms from both the fellow and mentor of the Host Department
and the fellow’s final report which should include a summary of activity during the fellowship and the achieved results.)


To be considered for the grant, applicants should, at the time of the proposed visit be:

  • residents of neurology (with a minimum of 2 years neurology training) or certified clinical neurologist (with up to a maximum of 5 years beyond their final degree -PhD, MD, or equivalent).
  • fluent in English or in the local language of the hosting Country.
  • from an EAN member country and be affiliated to a European academic neurological department
  • All applicants must be Full member or RRFS member* at the time of application.
    Application for RRFS membership must be started ideally 4 weeks before application deadline.
    *RRFS members are listed in the RRFS membership section, Full Members are listed here.

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