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WFNS 2017 Scholarship Application

WFNS 2017 Organizing Committee will provide scholarship for neurosurgeons and neurosurgery residents from developing countries for WFNS 2017 Congress (for more information;, which will be held in İstanbul, Turkey.
There are 3 types of scholarship for this meeting:
  1. Scholarship for neurosurgery residents
  2. Young neurosurgeon scholarship
  3. Scholarship for woman neurosurgeons

The scholarships will cover registration fee of WFNS 2017 Congress and free accommodation in a shared room during the Congress. The scholarships will not cover the travel expenses.
Scholarship Application Requirements;

  1. Applicant must be young neurosurgeon/ neurosurgery resident/ woman neurosurgeon
  2. Applicant should be younger than 40 years old (Born in or after February 19, 1977) for neurosurgery resident and young neurosurgeon scholarships.
  3. There is no age restriction for woman neurosurgeons
  4. Applicant should currently work in a country, which is in the list of “Low income” or “Lower middle income” countries of the World Bank’s data and statistics in 2016 (Please visit ).
  5.  Applicant should submit at least one unpublished abstract for WFNS 2017 meeting and she/he must be the “presenting author” of the abstract.
  6. One attendant can only apply one scholarship.
  7. The deadline for Scholarship application is March 27, 2017.
  8. The members of the WFNS 2017 Organizing Committee will evaluate applications and the recipients will be announced in April 2017 through WFNS 2017 website.
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Required documents for Scholarship application:

  1. Short CV (maximum 1 page A4)
  2. Reference letter from the head of her/his department (written and signed by the head of the department).
  3. Copy of her/his passport indicating date of birth.
  4. WFNS 2017 Submitted Abstract Number

How to apply?

  1. The online applications is available on
  2. All scholarship application must be submitted by March 27, 2017 through the website on
  3. Applicants must fill out the form online. Faxed or mailed applications will not be accepted.
  4. Upload your required documents online. If you do not follow the instructions exactly, your application may not be considered.
  5. Once recipients are selected and eligibility requirements are confirmed, they will be notified by email and announced on the website.
  6. For additional information regarding the scholarship program, please contact the Organization Secretariat by email at [email protected]