Research Fellowship

Research Fellowship 2020 - winners

 

The Research Fellowship Grantees are selectd and the lucky winners for 2020 can be found in here. Congratulations!

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. 

Award

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.)

Eligibility

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.
     

Awardees from previous years are no more qualified

All applicants must be Full member or RRFS member at time of application.
*RRFS members are listed in the RRFS membership section.

Application material

  • Application form
  • EAN Curriculum vitae form (including a list of publications)
  • Copy of a document showing duration and proof of Training (in English)
  • Description of the project. The description should have the
    following sections: background, aims, methods, timetable, references.
  • 2 Recommendation letters (from the chair of the home department + from another neurologist)
  • Letter of acceptance from the chair of the host institution
    (including short CV and short bibliography of the proposed mentor at the host institution)

 

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

Reviewing Process

The annual EAN Research fellowship is set-up in a way that 72 months of support can be granted. Usually, this is 4-5 Research Training fellowship for up to 12 months, and 2-3 Research Experience fellowships of up to 6 months. This depends on the support of months each applicant asks for.

Each Application is reviewed by 2 experts in the field (from among the EAN Scientific Panels and one Education committee member.
In order to have a reliable grading system, EAN has created a “scoring sheet” which enables and facilities the reviewing process. The score for each project is a result of 9 separate scores, 4 for the project (originality, feasibility, usefulness for career, methods), 2 for the candidate (CV, publications), 2 for the proposed host (Department, supervisor) and one for the overall impression. Some of the sores weight more than others such as feasibility, methods, host department, own CV, overall impression of applicant/application.
 

How to apply

Deadline of application
August 31, 2020

Notifications will be sent by the end of
November 2020, and successful fellowship are
valid retroactively from September 1, 2020.


Application procedure:

Application forms and detailed guidance may be requested by e-mail from EAN Head Office or can be downloaded (see below)

Completed forms and all required documents must be sent electronically to  fellowship@ean.org

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. 

Hand-written or faxed applications will not be considered.

Research Fellowship winners 2020

The EAN was able to award 5 Research Training Fellowships and 3 Reserach Experience Fellowships for 2020. The successrate was 51%

The list of winners, thier projects and future host departments can be found here.

How to apply

Deadline of application
August 31, 2020

Notifications will be sent by the end of
November 2020, and successful fellowship are
valid retroactively from September 1, 2020.


Application procedure:

Application forms and detailed guidance may be requested by e-mail from EAN Head Office or can be downloaded (see below)

Completed forms and all required documents must be sent electronically to  fellowship@ean.org

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. 

Hand-written or faxed applications will not be considered.