Purpose of the EPNS 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.

The 2017 EPNS Fellowships have been awarded – more will be available for 2018. It is likely the application period will begin at the end of 2018.

Fellowship type: EPNS offers 2 types of fellowship each year:

  • 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)

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.
  2. EPNS membership. Candidates must have been an EPNS member for at least 6 months, with the current year membership fee paid at the date of application.
  3. Resident or young specialist (< 5 years after obtaining PN registration) of Paediatric Neurology (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: APPLICATION PERIOD HAS NOW CLOSED –  THE FOLLOWING IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY THE EPNS WILL OFFER MORE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE FUTURE

  • 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 EPND Fellowship application form. Here is an example of the form for 2017 – this is subject to change in 2018 epns-fellowship-2017-application-form-cc
  • 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 – Here is an example of the form for 2017 – this is subject to change in 2018 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.

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