Announcement: Junior Traveling Fellowships 2020

The WFN is offering Junior Traveling Fellowships for young neurologists from countries classified by the World Bank as low or lower-middle income to attend approved international meetings.

Applications for 2020 are welcomed.

There will be 30 awards; applicants should be neurologists in training or early in their careers, have an MD degree or equivalent medical degree, hold a post not above that of associate professor, and be no older than 45 years of age.

Candidates are asked to send:

  • the name and dates of the meeting for which they wish to register
  • a CV and bibliography
  • a letter of recommendation from the head of their department
  • an estimate of expenses, to a maximum of £1,000, no excess will be granted.

It is expected that applicants participate actively in the meeting (e.g., presentation, poster) that they attend. The submission of an abstract is expected. A copy of the abstract should also be included. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received an award.

Applications are exclusively submitted using the WFN JTF application on the WFN website no later than Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

All applications will be reviewed by the Education Committee, and the awards will be announced as soon as possible thereafter.

After a successful visit, a report is expected for World Neurology.

Please note: Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded a Junior Traveling Fellowship. The transfer of a successful grant award to a different congress is not possible.

Steven Lewis, Chair of the WFN Education Committee