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WFN Teaching Centre and Mohamed V University One-Year Visiting Fellow Program 2019

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Department of Neurology of Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco are delighted to announce two, one-year Visiting Fellow Program on Neurophysiology for African Neurologists.

One of the fellowships is sponsored by The International Congress for Neuromuscular Disease (ICNMD) congress which took place in Toronto, Canada in 2018, organised by the WFN research group on neuromuscular diseases. 

Project description

Mohamed V University would like to support the African Initiative of the WFN by inviting an African colleague to participate in a one-year training course on Neurophysiology. The purpose is to experience the modern Moroccan medical system in an international environment, meet new colleagues and foster future cooperation.
The training course in Neurophysiology at the Department of Neurology, Mohamed V University will include Electromyography, Neuropathies, Muscle Diseases and other Neuromuscular disorders.

Teaching will be conducted in French.


The visit will take place for one academic year from September 2019 to August 2020.


Details about support

The visiting fellow will receive the following support:

  • Reimbursement for one economy flight from the Fellow's country of residence to Rabat and the return journey.
  • Reimbursement of Accommodation for the academic year.
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses (food and beverage) during the academic year.
  • Costs of health insurance and insurance for medical activity during the stay in Morocco (to be arranged by the applicant, the costs will be refunded).
  • The amount of scholarship will be paid to the Moroccan Foundation Against Neurological Diseases which will reimburse the fellow's expenses

Attention: Please note that support is provided for the visiting trainee only, and does not include family or dependents. The WFN is not responsible for financial issues other than related to the project.

Criteria for applications

  • The applicant must be a resident of a low or lower-middle income country from the African continent
  • The applicant must be born after 31.12.1977
  • The applicant must have recently completed his/ her neurology training
  • The applicant must be fluent in French

Evaluation Committee

  • WFN
    Professor Steven Lewis, WFN Chair of the Education Committee
    Professor Wolfgang Grisold, WFN Secretary-General
  • Rabat Training Center
    Professor Reda Ouzzani (Mohamed V University)
    Professor Mustapha El Alaoui Faris (President of Moroccan Foundation Against Neurological Diseases)
  • AFAN
    Professor Riadh Gouider, WFN Trustee
    Dr Augustina Charway-Felli, AfAN Representative

Deadline for application

To apply, applicants must submit their CV, a supporting statement, and a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department by Friday 19th July 2019 to

For any questions regarding your application, or to apply, please contact the administrative office of the WFN Education Committee:

Mrs Jade Levy
Administrative Assistant
Education Project Coordinator
World Federation of Neurology
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)20 3542 1657