MDS-PAS Visiting Trainee Grant Program in USA, 2017

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Offers are up for MDS-PAS Visiting Trainee Grant Program at International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society in the USA. Applicants from MDS-PAS member countries are eligible to apply for this grant.

The Clinical Visiting Trainee Grant focuses on applicants, who wish to increase their knowledge in movement disorders, advance their recognition of patterns of movement disorders, improve their diagnoses and management of movement disorders patients, and with the goal to bring these clinical skills back to their home country.

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson’s disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopment disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

Course Level: Grant is available for pursuing research.

Study Subject: The grant available on the following subject:

  • The Clinical Visiting Trainee Grant focuses on applicants, who wish to increase their knowledge in movement disorders, advance their recognition of patterns of movement disorders, improve their diagnoses and management of movement disorders patients, and with the goal to bring these clinical skills back to their home country.
  • The Research Visiting Trainee Grant focuses on applicants who wish to develop a research program, work on an existing research project, and interact with other researchers and with the goal to continue research upon return to their home country.

Scholarship Award: Applicants can apply for a Visiting Trainee Grant of six weeks, six months or one-year duration according to their individual goals, the host program, and available funding. The award amounts for each fellowship are $3,300, $6,600, and $13,200 respectively. The Visiting Trainee Grant training must begin within six months of acceptance.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the grant:

  • Applications are open to residents, fellows and those trained in a recognised neurology training program, or recent graduates from such a program who have returned to practice in their home site within five years of completing training. Status must be certified in writing by the applicant’s employer or past supervisor.
  • Applicants must reside in an MDS-PAS country and be members of the MDS. To find out more about MDS membership, visit the MDS Membership website.
  • The MDS-PAS Visiting Trainee Grant Program concentrates on applicants from Central and South America who do not have access to such grants and training in their own countries. Further, in the spirit of integration of all PAS regions, the program will also be offered to North Americans who would like to train in other parts of the PAS region, provided that they have adequate fluency in the host country language.
  • Applicants must plan to participate in a Fellowship program outside of their country. Applicants from the United States or Canada may not apply for a grant in the United States or Canada.

Nationality: Applicants from (American Samoa, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, Uruguay, US Minor Outlying Islands, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela) applicants can apply for these grants.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must reside in a MDS-PAS country and be members of the MDS.

English language Requirements:  Students meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.

How to Apply: Application procedure:

  • (Applicants who have been awarded a Visiting Trainee Grant in the past are ineligible to apply for another grant.)
  • General neurology training in a recognised training centre or master’s degree, graduate or other training (PhD) in research in movement disorders of basil ganglia
  • Letter of recommendation from current supervisor or department chair
  • Detailed outline with aims of the proposed study in host facility
  • Letter of acceptance from host institution/sponsor
  • Submission of application form (found below) within specified dates

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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