We are compiling a list of clinical fellowships that accept applications each year.  We will make details available here as we receive them.  If you have a clinical fellowship that you would like to advertise, please email Philippa Rodie at info@bpna.org.uk



Call for Applications for PhD Studentship Applications

We have just launched our call for PhD studentship applications and I’d be grateful if you could share this with colleagues and students.

We are inviting applications from prospective PhD students whose research fits one of our priority themes: acquired brain damage, neuro-oncology, and headache and facial pain.

The studentships are open to both clinicians and non-clinicians; applicants must have applied to commence study towards a PhD at a recognised UK Higher Education Institution in autumn 2018. 

The submission deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

For further information on the remit of the call, and how to apply, please visit the webpage.  

With best wishes, Katie

P.S. You may notice that the application materials are in the name of Brain Research UK; this is our new working name and we are in the process of updating our website and all our materials to reflect this.




In May 2018 Sydney Children’s Hospital will advertise two fellowships-one in Paediatric Neurology and the other in Paediatric Epilepsy.

The interviews will be in June 2018 with notification of successful candidates July 2018.

The jobs will run from first week in February 2019 to same time 2020.

Ideal candidates are those towards end of neurology training in the UK with appropriate undergraduate and paediatric training in UK seeking a year abroad.

Candidates at end of paediatric training seeking a year of speciality training in neurology or epilepsy are also encouraged to apply.

The jobs offer comprehensive training with inpatient, outpatient and oncall experience. There is emphasis on neurophysiology and specialized subspeciality areas

Within the epilepsy job training in presurgical evaluation, neurogenetics and ketogenic diet are offered. Within the neurology job there is particular emphasis on training in neuromuscular disorders.

Preliminary inquiries are encouraged with copy of CV.

Jobs are competitive with preference to Australian candidates.

Inquiries: Associate Professor Annie Bye: a.bye@unsw.edu.au



Applications are invited for a Paediatric Epilepsy Fellowship Position at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto July 1 2018- June 30 2020

A two-year fellowship in paediatric epilepsy, including electroencephalography, is offered which is funded through the Division of Neurology. There is a single funded position each year. In addition self-funded trainees are considered for enrolment in our training program.

The fellowship focuses on developing experience with evaluating and managing children with epilepsy in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. Our objective is to ensure expertise in all aspects of epilepsy evaluation and management.

As a fellow clinical duties are divided between inpatient and ambulatory care. We have a 6-bed epilepsy monitoring unit, with prolonged video EEG monitoring five days a week, complex epilepsy surgery with invasive EEG monitoring and resection cases. While managing inpatient care, fellows also have the opportunity to be involved in consultative capacity with their epilepsy staff to offer expert advice regarding complex epilepsy cases when requested by neurology service teams.

Ambulatory care is delivered each day in our complex epilepsy clinics, and fellows will be exposed to VNS device and ketogenic diet clinics, epilepsy surgery clinics, and a number of specific clinics including Infantile Spasms Clinic, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic, Genetic Brain Malformation clinic, and a Genetic Epilepsies clinic.

Fellows are also involved in the interpretation of continuous EEG monitoring in the intensive care units (neonatal and pediatric ICU). The division offers state-of-the-art clinical neurophysiology facilities, ambulatory clinics in paediatric epilepsy, an epilepsy surgery program (intraoperative ECoG), invasive monitoring (subdural grids and depth electrodes, minimally invasive epilepsy surgery with laser, and sEEG acquisition is underway), neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, MSI), an epilepsy classroom and an epilepsy research program.

For fellows with specific interests in additional electives (for example metabolic or genetic epilepsies, evoked potentials or additional neurophysiology) these can be arranged during the fellowship. We have a strong tradition of excellence in neurophysiology, and facilitate participation of interested fellows in the CSCN EEG board examinations.

The focus of the fellowship is clinical, but all fellows are supported to complete a research project, and encouraged to attend academic meeting and engage in scholarly activities including Grand Rounds presentation, journal club and the specific epilepsy teaching curriculum during their fellowship.


All applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

·        Completed residency training in adult or paediatric neurology

The following requirements apply to international applicants:

·        Proficiency in English demonstrated by TOEFL or IELTS certification or completion of residency training in English

·        Pre-Entry Assessment Program (PEAP) completion no later than the 12th week of the Clinical Fellowship. (This is mandated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario)

Note: this is a competitive fellowship and applicants are encouraged to apply broadly.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send the following to neurology.training@sickkids.ca :

1.         Application for postgraduate fellowship training

2.         Curriculum vitae

3.         Three letters of reference addressed to the Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director

4.         Personal letter describing the applicant’s rationale for applying to the SickKids Epilepsy Fellowship Program and a description of the applicant’s clinical/research interests. The letter should be one page maximum, 12-point Times New Roman font with standard margins.

5.         Copy of medical degree, with English translation if necessary

6.         Copy of specialty certification, with English translation if necessary

7.         Transcript of marks

8.         Proof of English proficiency testing (TOEFL or IELTS)

9.         Passport size photo

Deadline: August 31, 2017


For more information contact: Dr. Blathnaid McCoy blathnaid.mccoy@sickkids.ca