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World Federation of Neurology In collaboration with the University of Cairo

Call for Candidates

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN), with support from the Association of British Neurologists, is again pleased to partner with the WFN Teaching Centre – the Department of Neurology of Cairo University, Visiting Fellowship Programme for one newly trained African neurologist.

The WFN has 120 member societies and six regional organisations and aims to foster brain health worldwide, working in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and others. The Association of British Neurologists (ABN) is a member society of the WFN and promotes the education of neurological trainees and is motivated to extend this to Africa.


Project Description

The WFN, with the ABN, will offer a one-year neurology fellowship at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt.

The purpose is to enhance neurological training within the African continent, meet new colleagues, and foster future cooperation. The training in Cairo will be a one-year Fellowship in general neurology. Training will be conducted in English.



Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt:

The fellowship will offer a 1-year neurology fellowship in English – Start date: January 2020


Details about support

The Fellow will receive the following support for the training period:

  • Reimbursement for one economy round trip ticket from the Fellow's country of residence to Cairo, Egypt (once per year)
  • Free accommodation
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses (food and beverage)


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


Criteria for applications:

  • In addition to graduation from a medical school, the applicant must have recently completed his/her neurology training.
  • The applicant must be a resident of an African country
  • The applicant must be born after 31.12.1975
  • English proficiency: oral and written.


Evaluation Committee includes:

  • Professor Steven Lewis - WFN Chair of the Education Committee and Elected Trustee
  • Professor Wolfgang Grisold - WFN Secretary Treasurer-General
  • Professor David Burn - President, Association of British Neurologists
  • Professor Maged Abdel Naseer - Cairo University
  • Professor Riadh Gouider - AFAN Representative
  • Dr Augustina Charway-Felli - AFAN Representative


Deadline for application

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, a supporting statement and a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department by email to by 5th July 2019

For any questions regarding the application, please contact the same at or by writing to Mrs Jade Levy, Executive Assistant Education Project Coordinator at the WFN Education Committee:

World Federation of Neurology
Chester House
Fulham Green
81-83 Fulham High Street

Tel.: +44 (0)20 3542 1657