Fellowship Announcement

2020 Fellowship Winners

Learn more about each of the 2020 winners by viewing their video.

Education
Renann Nunes Pirola
University of Sao Paulo,
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Education
Cindy Tatiana Potes
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Education
Rosario Maribel Terán Mejía
Caja Nacional de Salud, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés UMSA,
La Paz, Bolivia
Research
Orsolya Gyorfi
National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences,
Budapest, Hungary

The International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) is pleased to announce the availability of three education fellowships that will be awarded to young clinical neurophysiologists seeking to advance their training in clinical neurophysiology. Candidates must contact the education mentor themselves and obtain permission for the fellowship. These fellowships will be split between applicants from economically disadvantaged and developed countries.

Selection of the successful candidates will be made by the IFCN Executive Committee (ExCo). Applicants will be informed of the ExCo decision by May 31.

The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill the following obligations:

  • Negotiate the exact dates of the fellowship with the host institution. The fellowship should be started within one year of receiving the award.
  • It is expected that the fellowship will be completed without interruption, but if special circumstances arise, exceptions will be considered.
  • Up to one month before the start of the fellowship, the successful applicant should request payment of one-half of the funds.
  • After completion of one-half of the training (at least 3 months), the successful applicant should request payment of the other one-half of the funds; at this point, a brief update of the progress of the fellowship should be provided. This update should be countersigned by the mentor.
  • The successful applicant must provide bank details for funds transfer.
  • At the end of the fellowship, the successful candidate should submit a brief summary of the training that was completed.
  • The successful applicant agrees to assist and allow promotion of the award through various media outlets, including social media.
  • The successful applicant agrees to be contacted by the IFCN one year or more after completion of the fellowship to see what they are doing and how the fellowship enhanced their career.

The International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) is pleased to announce the availability of three research fellowships that will be awarded to young clinical neurophysiologists seeking to obtain additional training at a neurophysiological research laboratory with a national/international reputation. Applicants are expected to participate in a research project. Candidates must contact the research mentor themselves and obtain permission for the fellowship. These fellowships will be split between applicants from economically disadvantaged and developed countries.

Selection of the successful candidates will be made by the IFCN Executive Committee (ExCo). Applicants will be informed of the ExCo decision by May 31.

The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill the following obligations:

  • Negotiate the exacts dates of the fellowship with the host institution. The fellowship should be started within one year of receiving the award.
  • It is expected that the fellowship will be completed without interruption, but if special circumstances arise, exceptions will be considered.
  • Up to one month before the start of the fellowship, the successful applicant should request payment of one-half of the funds.
  • After completion of one-half of the training (at least 3 months), the successful applicant should request payment of the other one-half of the funds; at this point, a brief update of the progress of the fellowship should be provided. This update should be countersigned by the mentor.
  • The successful applicant must provide bank details for funds transfer.
  • At the end of the fellowship, the successful candidate should submit a brief summary of the research project that was completed.
  • The successful applicant agrees to assist and allow promotion of the award through various media outlets, including social media.
  • The successful applicant agrees to be contacted by the IFCN one year or more after completion of the fellowship to see what they are doing and how the fellowship enhanced their career.

How to Apply

Applicants must attach:

  • Cover letter stating which fellowship category (education or research) you are submitting application for consideration. Please include a statement regarding your long-term professional plans.
  • CV, including training to date and publications and any other supporting documents considered appropriate.
  • Evidence of at least six months of specialty training in clinical neurophysiology.
  • Age less than 35 years at the application due date.
  • Copy of passport or other government issued ID clearly showing applicants date of birth.
  • Goal of the fellowship (a minimum of 250 words) and be as specific as possible.
  • Description of the education to be gained or the research project the applicant will undertake.
  • Duration of fellowship (minimum six months).
  • Letter of recommendation from the home institution.
  • Letter of acceptance from the host research institution supervisor/mentor.
  • Description of how the fellowship will result in change in the applicant’s current practice/employment.
  • Kindly note that the above documents must be in the order listed above on one PDF file.

Submission Information

Deadline for submission is March 31 (date of receipt).

Please send your application to the Secretariat of the IFCN via email at info@ifcn.info or mail:

IFCN Secretariat—Clarissa L. Russell c/o AIM
11190 Sunrise Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20191 USA

Within 24-hours of sending your application, if you do not receive a confirmation response that your application was delivered, then please contact IFCN Headquarters or resend your application.

Review Process

The IFCN Executive Committee will review the applications. They will use a weighted scoring system to determine the winners with the lowest score determining the winner.

The winners will be announced by May 30 of each year.