MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grant Program

Thank you for your interest in the MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grant program.
Applications are due on January 31, 2016.


The AOS Visiting Trainee Grant program offers a special opportunity for one resident, fellow, or recent graduate of a program in neurology to receive a grant to travel outside his or her home country for a fellowship in Movement Disorders. The goals of this program are to enable education, training and experience in movement disorders across the region and to foster long term links between medical training and research sites within the AOS.

Applicant Eligibility

Applications are open to residents, fellows, those trained in a recognized neurology training program or recent graduates from such a program who have returned to practice at their home site within five years of completion. Applicant status must be certified in writing by the member's employer or past supervisor. MDS members and non-members are encouraged to apply. Applicants must reside in an AOS country and plan to participate in a program abroad within the AOS.

AOS Trainee Grant Information

View MDS-AOS Fellowship Training Sites (Please note, this list is not comprehensive)

Application Requirements

  • General neurology training in a recognized training center
  • Letter of recommendation from current Supervisor or Department Chair. A statement that the participant will return to his or her current institution upon completion of the program is required in the letter
  • Detailed outline of proposed study at host facility
  • Purpose of proposed study
  • Letter of acceptance from host institution and sponsor
  • Current CV
  • Submission of formal application form prior to deadline

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Selection Process

Only complete applications received by the application deadline will be considered. A subcommittee of the MDS Asian & Oceanian Section Executive Committee will conduct an initial review of the applications and provide recommendations to the MDS-AOS Executive Committee about which candidates are the most qualified to receive the Fellowship award. The exact amount of the award will depend on the funds available and the justification of expenses in the application.

Award Conditions

  • The award provides a grant payment to the award recipient in multiple installments.  The payments will begin just prior to the beginning of his or her program
  • The recipient's program must start by December 31, 2016

For more information or questions, please contact

Contact Us

Stephanie Dernek
MDS-AOS Program Manager
International Secretariat
555 E. Wells St, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: +1 414 276-2145
Fax: +1 414 276-3349