By other organisations

Please find below a range of funding opportunities offered by affiliated organisations.
We would like to point out that these funds, grants, awards and prizes are not related to the EAN Educational Programmes.

WFN Grants-In-Aid

The WFN has been offering grants since 2011.
Please click here for the list of recent prior grantees and reports.

The WFN mission is to "foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide" and this year the WFN is offering up to 6 grants of up to $25,000 with a maximum spend of $100,000.

Research Projects that will be considered for funding include the following:
•    Education such as research on neurological education and patient education (Please note that grants related to the funding or creation of neurological residency or fellowship training programs will not be  awarded)
•    Improvement of neurological services
•    Regional collaboration
•    Disease-based projects (Please note that pure laboratory or “bench research” projects are out of the scope of this grant program)

2022 Grant applications which are likely not to be adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will be preferred. 
Download Grants-in-Aid Rules and Regulations

•    Application due by 1st July 2022
•    Applicants will be notified of successful funding in due course after the closing date.
•    Once applicants are informed of the decision, funding will begin as soon as it can be arranged thereafter.

Applications are to be submitted exclusively using the WFN grant application form: Click here to apply now

All funding must be received through an academic institute account

ERN – Research Mobility Fellowships

The research mobility fellowships are meant to cover stays of 4 weeks to 6 months duration.
The call aims to support PhD students, Postdocs and medical doctors in training to undertake scientific visits fostering specialist research training outside their countries of residence.

Either home or host (secondment) institution must be a Full Member or Affiliated Partner of an ERN at the time when the application is submitted, as well as during the proposed period of the training stay.
Successful applicants should acquire new competences and knowledge related to their research on rare diseases, with a defined research plan and demonstrable benefit to the ERN of the home and/or host institution.

The 5th call for this funding opportunity opens on the 2 May 2022.
Deadline for submission of applications: 13 June 2022.
For more information please visit:

The GBS|CIDP Foundation International 2021 and 2022 Research Grant Opportunities

As part of the GBS|CIDP Foundation International’s mission to provide education and support research, we offer research grants to qualified applicants. Through the generosity of these many individual contributors, to whom the Foundation is most grateful, we are able to offer this Research Grant Program. The GBS|CIDP Foundation International has worldwide representation, sharing resources with local support group chapters nationally and internationally.

Foundation interests include GBS, both demyelinating and axonal variants, Miller Fisher syndrome, CIDP, Multifocal Motor Neuropathy, and others. Research interests cover a broad range of subjects including development of methods to more rapidly diagnose these disorders, identification of mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis, development of more effective treatments to limit the disease process, prevent complications and reduce long-term adverse sequelae. 

For additional information, please contact:  grants(at)
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GBS|CIDP Foundation International Discovery Award:  

The GBS|CIDP Foundation believes in supporting research on GBS, CIDP, and variants by funding grants for projects that contribute to the knowledge of, and towards an eventual cure for, GBS, CIDP, and variants.  We invite all researchers to apply for this 2-year, $100k/year grant opportunity.  

Letter of Intent due: November 1.
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GBS|CIDP Foundation Elevation Award: (Same as Above)

We invite all researchers to apply for this 1-year, up to $50.000k /year grant opportunity.

Letter of Intent due: November 1.
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GBS|CIDP Foundation International Benson Fellowship:

The Benson Fellowship is a three-year fellowship that provides an opportunity for talented scientists to engage in peripheral nerve of study. The aim of the scheme is to provide funds (up to $150k per year for three years) to enable clinicians or non-clinical scientists in training or having recently completed training to engage in a substantial research project in the field of inflammatory neuropathy at a Centre or Centers of Excellence or an Institution approved by the committee. Preference will be given to candidates who intend to pursue a long-term career in this field.

Letters of Intent due: September 1.
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The Department of Defense maintains a Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program to support research across the full range of science and medicine, with an underlying goal of enhancing the health, care, and well-being of military Service members, Veterans, retirees, and their family members. Projects related to Peripheral Neuropathy are eligible to apply for funding through this program thanks to the partnership between the Foundation and key Congressional partners who recognize a relationship between GBS and Service members.

The Brain Prize

The Brain Prize was launched in 2011 and is awarded annually by the Lundbeck Foundation in Denmark. Until now the prize has had a European emphasis and been awarded to researchers who have made outstanding contributions in Europe, or have had close interactions with European research. The board of the foundation has now decided to remove this restriction and make to prize truly international. Thus, from 2018, nominees can be of any nationality and working in any part of the world.

The Brain Prize is a personal award of 1 mio. €. It recognizes highly original and ground-breaking advances in research on the nervous system, covering all aspects from fundamental studies to research related to understanding and treatment of diseases of the brain and other parts of the nervous system. The Prize is intended to raise the visibility of neuroscience and to be a stimulus to this important field of research. It may be awarded to one or shared by two or three scientists who have distinguished themselves through publication of outstanding results in the field of brain research. The prize may in extraordinary cases be awarded to four or more researchers. 

WFNR Franz Gerstenbrand Award

The WFNR Franz Gerstenbrand Award, worth £3000 to the winner, honours the eminent neurologist Professor Franz Gerstenbrand (1924-2017) and recognises and rewards a neurorehabilitation project that has benefitted patients.  The Award is open to all professionals working in neurorehabilitation, to WFNR members and non-members worldwide.  

Application deadline is currently closed.

For more information and an application form visit: