As a mentor you will guide and strengthen the next generation of neurologists, by making sure that research and clinical neurology will develop.

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

Together with your mentee, you will work out a roadmap and define programme stages that can be achieved during the duration of the programme.



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

Benefits for mentors

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

However, the 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 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)
  • Upon completion of the programme, certification as ‘EAN mentor’ for the acknowledged period. In future, long-term/regular mentors might possibility receive an extra certification/acknowledgement after a certain duration of participation in the programme.
  • Public acknowledgement (EANpages)

In addition to those EAN benefits, participation in the programme offers mentors 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 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
The application is divided into 3 parts:

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 skills, interests and expertise

We need this to find out what is your expertise, in order to facilitate a possible match.
All questions are tick-boxes or short text fields, except a free text for two parts
- Motivation - indicate your motivation why you would like to participate and be a mentor and hope to also gain from this programme yourself (max. of 200 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.