IHS – Short Stay Scholarships-Initiative for Improving Headache Practice, Research and Education in Developing Countries

IHS – Short Stay Scholarships

 Initiative for Improving Headache Practice, Research and Education in Developing Countries

The IHS Board of Trustees, together with the IHS Juniors Group, welcomes applications for the IHS developing countries project: Initiative for Improving Headache Practice, Research and Education in Developing Countries. This initiative addresses the need for essential and improved clinics, research and education about headaches and their treatment in developing countries. The aim of the programme is to increase transnational mobility of young researchers living in developing countries (please see list) by providing grants for short, goal-directed stays in headache research centres and clinics.

The Short Stay Scholarships are offered to young researchers from developing countries to fund visits to research institutions in the country/region where the International Headache Congress (IHC) will be held. The duration of such visits should be a maximum of six (6) weeks, immediately before, during and/or after the IHC. The scholarships offer funding of up to € 6,000 to cover travel and living expenses. Scholars will also receive free registration to the IHC and a free teaching course.

For 2019 funding is available for three (3) scholarships in locations close to the IHC (Dublin, Ireland). Centre details to follow.

Who is eligible?

  • Eligibility: Currently an under- or post-graduate student (including but not limited to medical students and PhD students) or a medical doctor training to become a specialist. For medical doctors alternatively within 3 years of obtaining medical doctorate or academic post graduate degree or specialist certification, whichever was obtained latest. For other academic groups alternatively within 6 years of obtaining latest academic degree
  • Applicants should have a good understanding of and be conversant in English
  • Applicants should be members of IHS. This is free of charge Associate Membership for researchers from developing countries; visit the IHS website (ihs-headache.org) to join
  • Applicants should agree to submit a brief report on their experience to IHS within four (4) weeks of the conclusion of the research/clinical activity.


Within four (4) weeks of the conclusion of the research/clinical activity, awardees are required to submit a brief report on their experience to IHS.




Data protection


To meet the society’s obligations for member’s accountability, some details of Awards will be made available on the society’s website, reports, documents or mailing lists.


Protection of any intellectual property will be fully respected. Nevertheless, and with the consent of the award holder, the society may share the findings from the research fellowship with its members via its website or owned publications.


Application information will be shared only with the Scholarship Review Committee, and IHS Officers if deemed necessary.


Eligible countries


Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Democratic Republic), Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia (Fed Sts), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nauru, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen Republic, Zambia, Zimbabwe

(list from World Bank lower and lower-middle income economies)


How to Apply


The Application should include:

  1. Application form
  2. Copy of ID or passport
  3. CV (maximum 3 pages)
  4. Support letter by a referee confirming current trainee position


Deadline for applications

The application deadline is 28 March 2019.

Email your completed application to: carol.taylor@i-h-s.org

IHS will not consider incomplete applications or applications that are not in English

Applications received after the deadline of 28 March 2019 will be rejected

The successful applicants will be announced no later than 1 June 2019.

IHS Short-stay Scholarship 2019

(application deadline: 28 March 2019)

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Current affiliation  
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Current training

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Return this form and supporting documents by email to Carol Taylor: carol.taylor@i-h-s.org