WFN Educational Grants-in-Aid

2018 WFN Educational Grants-In-Aid

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 up to 6 grants of $25,000 with a maximum spend of $100,000.

 

Download Grants-in-Aid 2018 Rules and Regulations >

2018 APPLICATION WINDOW NOW CLOSED


Eligibility

Young neurologists, less than 10 years from graduating in Neurology, from WFN Member Societies. 

Preference will be given to residents in areas of World Bank low/lower-middle-income countries.

Aim

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.

Criteria

Projects should be in education, improvement of services (regional or national) or scientific and require the collection of data to test a hypothesis.

Each grant will have to satisfy its terms of the agreement (see below).

In the application please address the following points:

Relevance

How does the project directly address the mission of the WFN?

Value

What is the return on invested effort in funds and/or time?

Viability

Is this a time-limited project with a measurable outcome or is it an initiative that will grow and support the development of further research or care?

Synergy

Within the WFN and 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. (See co-sponsored grants)

Evaluation

How will the outcome be measured?

Management

Good governance, transparent monitoring and clear interim and financial reports are required.

Co-sponsored grants

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 and the PO.

Deadlines

  • Application due by 20 June, 2018
  • Applicants notified of results by 31 July, 2018
  • Applicants informed about final results by 3 October, 2018
  • Funding of successful applicants begins as soon as it can be arranged thereafter. (See above)
  • Applications are exclusively submitted using the WFN grant application (see button below) and should include the following:

Application Checklist

  • The name of the sponsoring group and lead applicant with curriculum vitae
  • Title of the project
  • Description of the project
  • Direct relevance of the project to the mission of the WFN
  • Viability of the project
  • Timeline of the project, dates and duration
  • Detailed budget in US dollars
  • Bank electronic funds transfer with confirmation of the same by that bank
  • Votum of the local ethics committee