As a mentee in this programme you have the chance to interact with an experienced professional in the field of neurology and ask for advice on specific projects or personal development.

You will build a collaborative cross generational relationship with your mentor and engage in mutual learning. You will work closely together on creating a roadmap and stages for reaching your developmental goals.

We try to provide 1:1 mentorship in an area important to your personal career development and where you have no access to a mentor who can advise you.

Requirements for successful application

  • You are an EAN individual Member or RRFS member
  • You are a neurology resident or neurologist within 5 years since national board certification (junior consultant), PhD student, PhD graduate (within 5 years of graduation), or Post-Doc (within 5 years from starting the post-doc position)
  • You are ready to take initiative and define concrete career goals
  • You are willing to learn and interested in professional development
  • You are prepared to share your learnings and new perspectives with your mentor
  • You can declare presence of an unmet mentoring need
  • You are willing to commit to a one-year programme
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English

Benefits for mentees

Mentees who enter the EAN mentorship programme have access to a mentor who was approved by the EAN to be an expert in the field.

Mentees can profit from the following (but not limited to) areas of mentorship:

  • Career advice
  • Development of skills
  • Development of clinical and research interests
  • Advice on scientific projects and their publication
  • Advice on work-life balance (promote success and prevent burnout)

In addition, the EAN supports mentees throughout the duration of the programme with the following benefits:

  • Free access to the annual EAN congress and events specific to the mentorship programme.
  • Free access to the EAN annual spring or autumn school to meet and interact with each other (mutual participation of mentor and mentee required)
  • Certificate of participation
  • Public acknowledgement (EANpages)

The EAN mentorship programme has no financial obligations. It is not providing any financial aid to neither mentors nor mentees.

Do you want to participate?

How to apply:

To facilitate the application process and to help you prepare as much in advance as possible, we have developed a comprehensive form for a convenient online application. As there is not possibility to save parts and go back to this online application afterwards, we inform you in the below section what we kindly ask you to fill out

Part 1: your personal information

We need this to have all your personal details needed for our system directly
linked to the next parts that are important for the matching
All questions are tick-boxes or short text fields

Part 2: your professional information, your goals, interests and expectations

In order to facilitate a possible match, we need this to find out what is your unmet personal need for mentoring and the aim or milestones you would like to accomplish in a 1-year mentorship partnership.
All questions are tick-boxes or short text fields, except a free text for one part:
-    Declaration on unmet personal mentoring need – explain in your own words why you would like to participate and this programme would be perfect for you (max. of 300 words)

Part 3: guidelines and legal formalities

We have to ask you to carefully read this part and by checking the tick boxes giving your approval to the guidelines and rules, a necessary legal part for this programme.

The matching process will be started twice a year, when we have compiled all applications from mentees and mentors
– 15 March and 15 September.

If you have any questions please contact us.

The online application should not take longer than 15-20 minutes.

Please find the informative pdf version of the application form here.

We are very happy to receive your online application and Curriculum Vitae
throughout the entire year.