As a mentor you will help to guide and strengthen the next generation of neurologists by supporting, on an individual basis, the development of a mentee’s clinical and scientific skills.

By entering this relationship, you will engage in mutual learning and strengthen your own leadership skills by spending a few hours every month mentoring an individual seeking your advice.

Together with your mentee, you will work out a roadmap and define aims that can be achieved within the timeframe of the programme.




Who are we looking for?

  • You are an EAN Individual member, Fellow of EAN (FEAN) or National Neurological Society member
  • You are a recognized expert in the field (key opinion leader)
  • You are passionate about sharing your career experiences
  • You interact and communicate effectively with others
  • You can commit to setting aside sufficient time to support a mentee during a one-year period
  • You have a distinguished skill set to share with your mentee
  • You are fluent in English

Benefits for mentors

There is no financial support for this programme. It does not provide any financial aid to mentors or mentees.

However, EAN supports mentors in their task of mentoring throughout the duration of the programme and rewards participation and successful completion with the following benefits:

  • Free registration to the annual EAN congress and to events specific to the mentorship programme.
  • Upon completion of the programme, certification as an ‘EAN mentor’ for the acknowledged period. In future, long-term/regular mentors might receive acknowledgement.
  • Public acknowledgement (EANpages)


In addition to those EAN benefits, participation in the programme offers mentors the chance to strengthen their own mentorship skills, which is certainly recognised by academic institutions all over the world.


Are you interested?

How to apply:

To facilitate the application process and to help you prepare as much as possible, we have developed a comprehensive online application.
As there is no option to save parts and return to the online application later, the section below explains what you will need to fill out.

The application is divided into 3 parts:


Part 1: your personal information

We need your up-to-date personal information, which is important for the matching process.
All questions are tick-boxes or short text fields.

Part 2: your professional information, your skills, interests and expertise

In order to facilitate a possible match, we need to know something about your skills and expertise.
All questions are tick boxes or short text fields, except for a free text section for two parts:
- Motivation - indicate your motivation. Why would you like to participate and be a mentor? What do you hope to gain from this programme yourself? (max. of 200 words)
- Brief description of the personal strengths you can bring into this relationship.


Part 3: guidelines and legal formalities

We have to ask you to read this part very carefully. By checking the tick boxes, you indicate your approval to the guidelines and rules, a necessary legal part of this programme.


The matching process is started, when we have compiled all applications from mentees and mentors.

The start date for the matching process is 15 September.

If you have any questions, please contact us.



The online application should not take longer than 15 minutes.

Detailed information can be found in the Mentorship Application Document.

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