ECTRIMS offers a postdoctoral research fellowship exchange programme for young neuroscientists to facilitate their conduct of and training in basic, clinical or applied research related to multiple sclerosis (MS). The goal of the programme is to maximize exchange of information and to help grow the pool of well-trained research scientists focused on problems in MS. Initially, it is anticipated that several fellowships will be awarded each year.
o Scientists and physicians who hold or are candidates for an MD, PhD, ScD or equivalent professional degree are eligible.
o Candidates must have received their advanced degree(s) prior to initiation of the fellowship.
o Atthetimeofapplicationfellowsshouldhavenomorethanoneyearofprior postdoctoral training at the same host institution/mentor. More senior candidates may have no more than 5 years total of postdoctoral experience beyond their final degree (PhD, MD, ScD or equivalent) at the time of application.
o Ingeneral,successfulapplicantswillbelessthan40yearsofageatthetime of application; exceptions under special circumstances will be considered.
o Citizens of any country are eligible to apply to this programme; however, postdoctoral research training must be undertaken in a European laboratory or clinic.
o Candidates and their mentors must affirm that there will be no language barriers that will impede the training experience.
- Fellowships of 1 or 2 years duration will be available.
- Fellowships of shorter duration than 1 year will be considered only under special circumstances, which must be detailed in the application process.
- In most circumstances, fellowships will be initiated to coincide with the fall academic year initiation.
- The fellowship must be initiated (all paper work submitted to the administrator; move to training venue complete; work actively beginning) within 6 months of the receipt of an award letter from ECTRIMS or within 6 months of the completion of the doctoral degree for fellows who apply for and receive an ECTRIMS fellowship while still in pursuing their doctoral degree. Any exceptions to this must be approved by the ECTRIMS fellowship program ([email protected]).
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