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European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

First Call for Bursaries for the European Conference on Clinical Neurophysiology, Budapest, August 30th – September 2nd, 2017.

The EC-IFCN has agreed to offer 25 bursaries for the conference worth up to €500 each, used to offset conference registration with the remainder to be used by bursary recipients for travel and accommodation.

These will be awarded competitively to candidates who are trainees in Clinical Neurophysiology and who intend to take this up as their career and who will normally be under 35 years of age. Candidates must submit an abstract for the conference and should apply for a bursary to both the ExCo EC-IFCN (address below) and to their national society. Requirements are;

1. Conference abstract submitted and accepted.
2. Proof of age and nationality.
3. Letter of support from host department.

Each national society will then be asked to rank submissions from its country. The first from each country will be forwarded to the Executive Committee, EC-IFCN. In the event of each of the 31 countries of the EC-IFCN submitting a candidate then ExCo- EC-IFCN will decide on which candidates will be successful, depending on the abstract merit with some recognition also of the research possibilities in each country. In case fewer than 25 bursaries are submitted, national societies will be asked to submit a reserve as well. Then ExCo EC-IFCN will decide which amongst the second ranked abstracts should be awarded a bursary.

The time scale for acceptance of abstract acceptance by ECCN is mid-May, so bursaries will be considered after that. A more detailed time scale will follow.

Professor Jonathan Cole
Secretary, ExCo EC-IFCN
jonathan.cole@poole.nhs.uk