Application period for EPNS Fellowship 2018 is now open!

Closing date for EPNS Fellowship 2018 is 5 January 2018

Purpose of the Fellowship: To create excellence by offering the opportunity for further qualification or experience in an area of paediatric neurology in terms of clinical practice or research. Candidates must currently practice in Europe; this is taken as the region for which the European Office of WHO is responsible http://www.euro.who.int/en/countries The fellowship must take place in one of these European Countries.

Fellowship type: EPNS offers 2 types of fellowship in 2018:

  • Clinical elective(e.g. attending clinics, developing skills in EEG, EMG etc.)
  • Research project(May be part of a thesis; basic or patient orientated research Learning a specific skill/ technique)

Number of EPNS Fellowship 2018 available: 6

Fellowship scope: 3-4 month’s fellowship in a specialised centre in Europe.

Fellowship budget: 5,000 Euros

Candidate’s criteria:

  1. Location. Candidates must currently practice in Europe; this is taken as the region for which the European Office of WHO is responsible http://www.euro.who.int/en/countries . The fellowship must take place in one of these European Countries. One centre can only receive a maximum of 2 EPNS Fellows in one year.
  2. EPNS membership. Candidates must have been an EPNS member for at least 6 months, with the 2017 membership fee paid at the date of application. An announcement about the 2018 membership fee will be sent to all members late November/ early December 2017, at which point the 2018 will be able to be paid. Applicants must have paid their 2018 annual membership fee by 5 January 2018.
  3. Resident or young specialist of Paediatric Neurology (< 5 years after obtaining PN registration). PhD students do not qualify. The scheme is targeted at those who are at the early stages of their training in the field of paediatric neurology.
  4. Fluent in relevant language of the Centre which will be hosting the fellowship.
  5. Continuing a Fellowship. Candidates cannot use the EPNS fellowship to continue/supplement an existing/ongoing fellowship. This EPNS scheme is for new fellowships only.
  6. A fellowship is strictly personal and cannot be transferred to another person.
  7. If not successful, it is possible to re-apply for a fellowship.
  8. A fellowship can only be awarded to a person once.

 How to apply: 

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to locate and make arrangements with their nominated host site. The EPNS will not become involved in this process.
  • Complete the EPNS fellowship 2018 application form (email info@epns.info if a Word document is required).
  • Send the completed application form to Sue Hargreaves at info@epns.info together with the following documentation:
  1. Local supervisor consent
  2. Hosting supervisor consent which must include their declaration that the candidate is fluent in the locally relevant language
  3. Detailed Cost Calculation – candidates must complete the EPNS standard cost calculation application form 
  4. A photograph of yourself

What happens after an application has been sent?

  • All applications will be considered by the EPNS Fellowship Selection Committee members. This Committee consists of 5 representatives from the EPNS Board.
  • All applicants will receive an email to tell them the outcome of their application by the by the end of February 2018.

How is the selection made? The Application Forms will be assessed using a standardised scoring system along with subjective impression. In order to be considered, candidates must meet or exceed the minimum criteria set by the EPNS Fellowship Selection Committee.  Decisions made by EPNS Fellowship Selection Committee are final and are not subject to review or appeal.

What happens if I am successful?

Successful candidates:

  • will have their photograph and details of their fellowship added to the EPNS website, included in EPNS communications and Twitter
  • will be sent the funds for their Fellowship to a nominated bank account.
  • will be asked to submit a questionnaire after their fellowship has been completed.

Please email info@epns.info with any enquiries