Clinical Fellowship

Application for 2020 is closed - newly recieved applications will automatically be considered for the next application round

The programme is designed for a stay of 6-12 weeks in a Hosting Department outside the country of residence (with a minimum of frequency of 5 days/week in each weeks).

The objective of the “Clinical Fellowship Programme” is to provide a well- defined clinical observational experience in a department with recognised expertise in a specific field.
With this programme, neurologists that are still in the process of training, or recently qualified and setting up a new service/practice can learn from observing the usual practice in that new department, including any or all of clinical practice, service structures or specific techniques conducted in the Hosting Department. 

Ideally, the grantee has knowledge of the language at the host department, as not all patient-rounds can be held in English.


The grant for the programme will be 2250 Euro, plus travelling costs (maximum of 300 Euro of travelling costs).

Travelling costs will only be reimbursed after the end of the clinical fellowship, upon receipt of report and confirmation from both the clinical fellow and mentor at Host Department, as well as the evaluation forms.
The fellow’s final report should include a summary of activity during the fellowship and the achieved knowledge/skills.


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

  • residents of neurology with a minimum of 2 years training in neurology or have obtained their board certificate/completed training within the last 3 years at the time of application.
  • fluent in English or in the local language of the hosting country
  • have been accepted by an approved host department
  • EAN full or RRFS member* from an EAN member country 
  • RRFS members from Corresponding Institutional Member Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauretania, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Tunisia, Syria) are welcome to apply - a recommendation letter from the National Neurological Society must be provided

Awardees from previous years are no more qualified.

All applicants must be Full member or RRFS member from an EAN member country at 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

Application Material

  • Application form including:
    explanation of why and how the clinical fellowship in that particular Host Department is relevant. Applicants are encouraged to clearly explain their objectives in the context of their usual practice, specifying the gains that are expected from the fellowship as this information will be a major factor in the rating of the applications.
  • Signed declaration of eligibility
  • Letter of Acceptance from the host department, including a named supervisor who is expected to have at least weekly direct contact during the fellowship.  
  • A EAN CV form
  • Evidence of training/experience: Candidates should present a confirmation of their current length of training or date of qualifying in their respective country from their National Board of Neurology, whenever applicable. For those countries, which do not have National Board of Neurology/National Authority of Health, a letter of the responsible of Neurology training and a declaration of the hospital where the training was/is being conducted must be submitted. European Neurological  Board certificates can also be accepted (if obtained within 3 years of application).
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Copy of passport/Identification Card

Applicants and hosts are expected to have consulted and worked together on any application to maximise the likelihood of success.

List of approved Host Departments

Please find below an excel file of all accepted 2019-2020 Clinical Fellowship host departments. In order to find the right department for your fellowship/project, please download the file and sort according to your needs either by topic and/or country.


Information for Host Departments - how to become involved

The EAN supports European neurologists in training in deepening their professional experience and expertise. We are looking for neurological departments who would be ready to accept a visitor for 6 weeks. 
Applicants for the EAN Clinical Fellowship grant have to submit a confirmed letter of acceptance from the hosting department which is on the list of approved departments.
The term of the visit depends on your mutual agreement with the visitor, according to your and his/her possibilities.
Hosting department cannot influence the selection of grantees. If you decide to accept clinical fellowship applicants and that your department should be included in the list of our approved hosting departments, please send us your Department access form to: education(at)

Identification of the responsible Person for the department is obligatory, as well as identification of the mentors (by field) of training offered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your department is not on the list of approved departments, and you wish to participate in the 2021 Cinical Fellowship Programme, please send your department access form until September 15, 2020.
All forms that are received after this date cannot be considered for the 2021 reviewing process.

Department Access Form (for Clinical Fellwoship host departments)

How to apply

Application procedure:

Completed forms and all required documents must be sent electronically to Ms Magda Dohnalová 

All application documents must be submitted by the deadline by email. Applicants are advised to keep a record of sending and request a read receipt. Original documents and/or fresh copies may be requested where felt necessary, so must be retained by the applicant until notified of the outcome of their application.

Clinical Fellowship winners 2020

The EAN was able to award 35 Clinical Fellowships for 2020.

The list of winners a can be found here.