2019 Educational Grants-In-Aid


2019 WFN Educational Grants-In-Aid

The WFN has been offering grants since 2011. For the list of recent 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.

Research Projects that will be considered for funding include the following:

  • Education (eg, research on neurologic education and patient education). Please note that grants related to the funding or creation of neurological residency or fellowship training programs will not be funded
  • Improvement of neurologic services
  • Regional collaboration
  • Disease-based projects. Please note that pure laboratory (“bench research”) projects are out of the scope of this grant program

Download the Grants-In-Aid Rules and Regulations>


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


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.

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 agreement (see below).

In the application please address the following points:


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


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


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? 


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)


How will the research outcome be measured?


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.


  • Application due by 5th April, 2019
  • Applicants notified of results by 17th May, 2019
  • Applicants informed about final results by 7th June, 2019
  • 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 U.S. dollars
  • Bank electronic funds transfer with confirmation of the same by that bank
  • Votum of the local ethics committee

We look forward to reviewing applications for the 2019 WFN grant program.

To apply for a grant please click the following link: https://www.wfneurology.org/educational-grants-in-aid-application