How to apply

Completed forms and all required documents must be sent electronically to Ms Magda Dohnalov√° 
fellowship(at)ean.org

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.

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. Information and reasoning on length of stay is needed.
    Signed declaration of eligibility (included in the form).
  • EAN CV form for grants
  • Acceptance by host department form, including a named supervisor who is expected to have at least weekly direct contact during the fellowship.  
  • Evidence of training/experience: confirmation of current length of training as proof of minimally 2 years of clinical experience, plus declaration of hospital where the training was/is being conducted. European Neurological Board exam 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.

Useful tips

Start Early: Check program websites for deadlines and requirements for the application process. 

Contact the program you are interested in, find out more if you have questions related to your possible application. 

Think about your career goals: Why a fellowship? What kind of fellowship? How long can you be on leave from your current residency programme? What specialty are you really interested in, and want to learn more that is relevant for your future?

Get Informed: Consider the job market of your specialty, in your country and abroad, talk to other applicants or previous fellows, speak to your mentors (very important!), obtain input from professors. Where is the field going and where will it be when you are done training.

Draft a personal timeline: Create a timeline of when to submit applications and prepare for interviews with possible host departments. 

Check your membership status: Apply for EAN membership (RRFS or full member) if you are no member yet. 

Organise your application: Prepare your CV (EAN CV form), necessary certificates with all dates, necessary forms and documents (e.g. letters, see below) for the fellowship you are interested in. Use your university address rather than personal email, if possible.

Recommendation Letters: Obtain strong letters that are well-written and which inform the fellowship selection committee about your professional and personal skills. 

Keep in Contact: if you have not received a note of reception for the fellowship documents, or heard anything in the given timeframe, you may check to see if your documents have arrived, or something is missing.