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WFN Teaching Centre and Mohamed V University One-Year Visiting Fellow Program

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Department of Neurology of Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco are delighted to announce 2 one-year Visiting Fellow Program on Neurophysiology for African Neurologists.

One of the fellowships is sponsored by the proceeds of the International Congress for Neuromuscular Disease (ICNMD) congress, which took place virtually in 2021, organized by the WFN research group on neuromuscular diseases.

Project description

Mohamed V University would like to support the African Initiative of the WFN by inviting an African colleague to participate in a one-year training course on Neurophysiology. The purpose is to experience the modern Moroccan medical system in an international environment, meet new colleagues and foster future cooperation.

The training course on Neurophysiology at the Department of Neurology, Mohamed V University will include Electromyography, Neuropathies, Muscle Diseases and other Neuromuscular disorders.

Teaching will be conducted in French.


The visit will take place for one academic year from September 2022 to August 2023.

Details about support

The visiting fellow will receive the following support:

  • Reimbursement for one economy flight from the Fellow’s country of residence to Rabat and the return journey.
  • Reimbursement of accommodation for the academic year.
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses (food and beverage) during the academic year.
  • Costs of health insurance and insurance for medical activity during the stay in Morocco (to be arranged by the applicant, the costs will be refunded).
  • The amount of scholarship will be paid to the Moroccan Foundation Against Neurological Diseases which will reimburse the fellow’s expenses

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

Criteria for applications

  • The applicant must be a resident of a low or lower-middle income country from the African continent
  • The applicant must be born after 31.12.1981
  • The applicant must have recently completed his/ her neurology training
  • The applicant must be fluent in French

Evaluation Committee

  • WFN

    Professor Steven Lewis, WFN Acting Secretary General, Chair of the Education Committee
    Professor Riadh Gouider, WFN Trustee

  • Rabat Training Center

    Professor Nazha Birouk (Mohamed V University)
    Professor Mustapha El Alaoui Faris (President of Moroccan Foundation Against Neurological Diseases)

  • AFAN

    Dr Augustina Charway-Felli, AFAN Representative
    Dr Osheik Seidi, AFAN Representative

Deadline for application

Friday 27th May 2022




For any questions regarding the application, please contact Mrs Jade Levy (Executive Assistant Education Project Coordinator) by email at