The WFN award a number of educational grants each year to projects which aim to improve brain health worldwide, through research or education.
The WFN has been offering grants since 2011. For the list of prior grantees and reports , please click here.
To further its mission to "foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide", the WFN is this year offering 7 grants in three categories as follows:
Neurologists from WFN Member Societies can submit applications in the above categories for support for projects in education; improvement of services; regional improvements; and for scientific projects.
Applicants for grants in Categories A and B should indicate whether they would be prepared to accept an award in a lower Category.
The WFN wants to fund low cost, high impact educational and outcomes research projects. International cooperation is encouraged with a priority on low income countries.
Note: Projects to provide routine health care and ongoing research proposals are not eligible.
Please have a look at the following criteria when you plan to submit a grant:
How does the project directly address the mission of the WFN?
What is the return for invested effort, funds or time?
Is this a limited time project with a measurable outcome or is it an initiative that will grow and become institutionalised?
Within the WFN, among committees, initiatives and task forces, with outside partners, governmental and non-governmental organisations, the WHO, fundraising agencies etc. Please suggest possible partners. For example: A project on Stroke would probably be interesting for the WSO, for epilepsy possibly with ILAE…..as examples. (see co sponsored grants)
How will the outcome be measured?
Good governance, transparent monitoring and clear and documented interim report and financial reports are required.
The WFN encourages 'co-sponsored' grants. These grants will be co-sponsored by the WFN and a partner organisation (PO). The PO can be a scientific society (e.g. ILAE, MDS etc.), a regional society (EAN, AOAN etc.) or a national society. The PO will sign a sponsorship agreement with the WFN to define the shared costs and the role of the individual partners in this project.
Project responsibility and reporting will be shared by the WFN with the PO.
Applications should be complete via https://www.wfneurology.org/educational-grants-in-aid-application