The WSO Brief Clinical Exchange Scholarships are designed to expose young stroke professionals from medical, nursing and allied health backgrounds to best practice clinical stroke care at international centers of excellence. Five scholarships are awarded annually with maximum reimbursement of US$2000 on presentation of receipts for travel and accommodation costs. The host institution would be expected to waive any observership fees. The duration of visit would generally be 1-2 weeks but could be longer.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to stroke care through their training and current clinical roles. Young stroke professionals would generally be under 40 years of age unless there are grounds for special consideration. Those in developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply and at least 2 of the 5 scholarships are granted to applicants from developing countries. The primary purpose of the exchange should be clinical but opportunities for collaborative research may arise and are strongly encouraged. The selection panel will consider the potential benefit to the applicant and stroke patients at their institution. The host institution must have recognized status as a center of excellence in stroke care and a letter of provisional acceptance from the host institution must be provided as an attachment to the application form. If successful the applicant must provide a 500 word report on the exchange visit to the WSO prior to receiving reimbursement.
For detailed application requirements and evaluation standards, please see the Application form below.