Berlin, Germany, June 20-23 2015

Grants and Awards


The 1st Congress of the EAN offers up to 300 bursaries consisting of free registration to the congress and up to four nights hotel accommodation.
In addition, free admission to three half-day teaching courses will be offered.
Eligible are neurologists working in Europe, not older than 35 years (born on or after 1 January 1980), who are in training and whose abstract has been accepted.
The congress is pleased to inform that it is also possible for young colleagues from non-European countries, who are members of the EAN to apply for bursaries. It is also possible for young colleagues from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and Syria as well as neurologists from sub-Saharan countries belonging to the HINARI Group A list of countries as established by WHO (www.who.int/hinari/eligibility/en/) to apply for bursaries.

Applications must be accompanied by a copy of your passport showing your date of birth, as well as your abstract submission confirmation number and a letter from the chairperson of your department confirming that you are in training. Bursary applicants have to be presenter of the abstract submitted.
Applications for bursaries will only be considered if submitted by the time of abstract submission deadline: 19 January 2015
Bursary recipients will be selected on the basis of abstract evaluation by the Programme Committee.
Applicants who have been granted a bursary will be informed well before elapse of the early registration fee deadline.

Please send your documents to berlin2015@eaneurology.org. 

Investigator Awards

All free presentations (oral presentations, posters) selected for presentation at the 1st EAN Congress 2015 will automatically take part in the selection of an Investigator Award. The Subspecialty Scientific Panels will be responsible for the evaluation process (independent from other awards and the programme organisation). The award for each selected presentation will be €300 and a certificate. The award will be given to the first author who needs to be the person to present the work at the congress.
A presentation can be the winner of only one Investigator Award. Notification about the Investigator Award will be sent within four weeks after the congress.

PK Thomas Prize

In memory of Professor P.K. Thomas the 1st EAN Congress is pleased to announce the P.K. Thomas Award for the best paper on peripheral nerve disorders.
Professor P.K. Thomas graciously left an annual sum of € 500.- for awarding the best work on this topic. The papers will be evaluated during the congress by the Subspecialty Scientific Panel on Neuropathies.

Tournament for Young Neurologists

The tournament will be carried out in two groups, one on clinical related research, and one on basic neurological science.
Participation: Neurologists in training not older than 35 years (born on and after 1 January 1980) are entitled to participate. When submitting an abstract of which they are the first author, candidates must state that they wish to participate in the tournament and select the group (clinical/basic). Applications must be accompanied by a copy of the passport showing the date of birth, as well as the abstract submission confirmation number and a confirmation written by the head of the candidate’s department stating his/her training and that the abstract is the personal work of the candidate.
Please send your documents to berlin2015@eaneurology.org. 
Applications will be accepted until 19 January 2015.

Selection of candidates: The EAN Programme Committee will select 6 candidates for each tournament group on the basis of the contents of the abstracts submitted. The clinical subjects must be received from authors who all work in Europe and thus carry out their projects in Europe. For the basic science session, clinical relevance will be weighted.
The Programme Committee reserves the right to assign in which session the presentation will take place.
Financial support: Candidates selected for the tournament will receive a bursary consisting of free registration to the Congress, up to four nights hotel accommodation, and a travel grant.
Presentation: Each selected candidate is allotted 10 minutes for presentation of his/her paper plus five minutes for discussion with the jury.
Jury: Members of the Programme, the Scientific and the Teaching Course Committees.
Evaluation: Candidates will be judged not only on the scientific value of the work presented, but also on the quality of the oral presentation and the way the candidate responds to the questions of the jury.
Prize: The winner of each group will receive the Tournament for Young Neurologists Prize consisting of: Free registration at the 2nd EAN (European Academy of Neurology) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, 28-31 May 2016, up to four nights hotel accommodation, a travel grant, as well as €1,000. The prize is not transferable and participation in the EAN Congress 2016 will not be paid off in cash.
One runner-up prize in each, the clinical and basic tournament will be awarded. This will consist of a certificate and €200.-.

Notification of awards

All prize winners will be announced during the closing ceremony of the congress to receive their certificate in person.
They will be notified in writing after the congress and announced in the European Journal of Neurology and Neuropenews.