EANS-funded Observerships

EANS-funded observerships


EANS-funded Observerships

As a not for profit organisation, our goal is to be able to plough back the revenue we earn from events and subscriptions into initiatives which will benefit our members.  We are therefore delighted to be offering the EANS funded observerships, first introduced in 2014. 

 These will be awarded to the highest scoring candidates who demonstrate to the selection panel both their need for exposure outside of their training unit and the potential gain at this point of their careers.

No preference will be given to the host or applicant’s geographical location or subspecialty. Host units have not been pre-selected; it is entirely the candidate’s decision which unit they approach. Applications must be jointly agreed with the host unit, and the candidate must submit an invitation letter from the host unit. 

The financial stipend for the observer is €3000. A final portion of the sum will be delivered upon completion of the post-Observership conditions (see below).

Applications for 2018 EANS-funded Observerships are now closed.

The 2018 EANS-funded observerships winner have been announced!

Congratulations to:

Sahin Hanalioglu, Turkey
Jagos Golubovic, Serbia
Martin Majovsky, Czech Republic
Dimitrios Isaakidis, Greece
Sajjad Muhammad, Germany
Andrey Bykanov, Russia

The 2017 EANS-funded observerships winners have been announced!

Our congratulations go to:

Alkinoos Athanasiou, Greece
Adrian Bodiu, Moldova
Teemu Luoto, Finland
Abraham Tsitlakidis, Greece
Gheorghe Ungureanu, Romania



Post-Observership Conditions:

  1.  Written feedback report from Awardees evaluating the experience, within a month of completion of the  Observership
  2. Written feedback report from the Host unit evaluating the Observer’s engagement and performance, within a  month of the end of the Observership
  3. Successful applicants are strongly encouraged to physically present a short report after their observership at the EANS Young Neurosurgeons Meeting


Evaluation Criteria 

Applications will be evaluated on academic merit and training to date / credentials and personal recommendations / reviewers' perception of the extent to which the candidate would benefit from the observership / competence in the language of the selected host clinic / rationale for application and personal statement

For any questions please contact info@eans.org