Grants and Awards

Due to the uncertainty and restrictions around travel for 2020 and the foreseeable future, our grants have been adapted to fit the needs of many neurologists in training in Europe.


Due to the uncertainty and restrictions around travel for 2020 and the foreseeable future, the bursary grant has been adapted as follows. For the congress in 2021, bursaries consist of a free registration to the 2021 and the 2022 congress. This includes access to the webcasts during and until two weeks after each congress. EAN offers 240 bursaries in 2021.

Eligible are EAN Resident and Research Members in good standing from EAN member countries. For further information, please check our RRFS membership package here.

Kindly note that membership application is sufficient at this stage and you can submit your bursary application before having received your membership certificate.

It is also possible for RRFS members from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia as well as from sub-Saharan countries belonging to the HINARI Group A list of countries as established by WHO ( to apply for bursaries.

Please indicate your bursary application during abstract submission. Applications for bursaries will only be considered if submitted by the time of the abstract submission deadline. Please keep in mind that only one bursary per abstract will be awarded and the bursary will be awarded to the presenting author.

Bursary recipients will be selected on the basis of abstract evaluation by the Programme Committee.
Applicants who have been granted a bursary will be informed before elapse of the early registration fee deadline.

The prize is not transferable and will not be paid off in cash.

Investigator Awards

All free presentations (oral presentations, ePresentations, ePosters) selected for presentation at the 7th EAN Congress 2021 will automatically take part in the selection of an Investigator Award. The award for the 20 best presentations will be a free registration to the 8th EAN Congress, a certificate and the winners will be announced on The award will be given to the first author, who needs to be the person to present the work at the congress.
The EAN Scientific Panels together with the Scientific and Programme Committees will be responsible for the evaluation process before as well as during the congress.

Tournament for neurologists in training

A tournament for neurologists in training will take place at the congress. The tournament will be carried out in two groups, one on clinical related research, and one on basic neurological science. 


  • Eligible are EAN Resident and Research Members from EAN member countries.
    For further information, please check our EAN RRFS membership package here.
  • The participant has to be first author of the abstract submitted.
  • During abstract submission, candidates must state that they wish to participate in the tournament and select the group (clinical/basic).
  • Applications will be accepted until the abstract submission deadline, 13 January 2021.

Selection of candidates
The EAN Programme Committee will select 6 candidates for each tournament group based on the contents of the abstracts submitted. The clinical subjects must be received from authors who work in Europe and thus carry out their projects in Europe. For the basic science session, clinical relevance will be weighted.

Financial support
Candidates selected for the tournament will receive a bursary consisting of free registration to the EAN Congress 2021.

Each selected candidate is allotted 10 minutes for presentation of his/her paper plus 5 minutes for discussion with the jury. In addition, each paper will be presented within the oral session of the respective topic. The winners will present their work during the Plenary Highlight Session on Tuesday morning.

Members of the Programme, the Scientific and the Teaching Course Committees. 

Candidates will be judged not only on the scientific value of the work presented, but also on the quality of the oral presentation and the way the candidate responds to the questions of the jury.

The winner of each group will receive a prize consisting of 1000 € in cash and a certificate. Two runner-up prizes in each tournament will be awarded 500 € in cash and a certificate.

Who can join as a Resident & Research Member?

  • Residents/neurologists in training
  • Research Fellows
  • PhD students in Neurology
  • The abovementioned three groups up to a maximum of 3 years beyond their latest degree (MD, PhD)

Because it is our goal to promote neurology across the world in the RRFS, we invite you to join us as a Resident & Research Member no matter which country you come from.

Become an EAN Resident and Research Member now!