Epilepsy Fellowship from Asian Epilepsy Academy

The Asian Epilepsy Academy (ASEPA) is the educational arm of the Commission for Asian & Oceanian Affairs, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). For the year 2016, ASEPA is offering two epilepsy training fellowships of 6 months duration to young physicians from Asian countries, for training at selected epilepsy centres in the Asian & Oceanian region. The fellowship provides a USD 7,000 stipend for travelling and other expenses. The candidate should be less than 50 years of age, and able to communicate in English. An evaluating committee will assess all applications.

Applications should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae with evidence to show the commitment to epilepsy.
  2. Proposed training goals, field of study and place of study. Candidates may also request that ASEPA suggests the place of study.
  3. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s national epilepsy leadership.
  4. The names of two referees.

Applications may be submitted in writing or via email to:
Professor Chong-Tin Tan, Department of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia.

Applications must be received by 30th of September 2015.

Asian Oceanian Clinical Epileptology Observerships from Epilepsy Society of Australia

The Epilepsy Society of Australia (ESA) is offering clinical epilepsy training observerships of 3 months duration for early career clinicians from the Asian-Oceanian Region. A number of host institutions are available throughout Australia, and can offer clinical experience (as an observer), and/or training in investigational aspects of epilepsy (e.g. EEG).

Number of Fellowships for 2016: 2
Funding: The Stipend of up to and not more than AUS$10,000 is to cover airfare, accommodation and living expenses in Australia. With potential for top-up funding from ASEPA. Reimbursement of costs to Applicant.

Academic backing from the applicant’s own institution is required. The candidate should be committed to the care of patients with epilepsy, preferably in the setting of a public hospital.

Criteria for application:

  • Not in training, and within 5 years of completing local Neurology training.
  • Candidate must have academic support from home institution.
  • Candidate must be supported by the ILAE Chapter member in country of origin.
  • Candidate must be proficient in conversational English language with an assessment of English proficiency required.

Application process:
All applicants should write to:
Dr Andrew Bleasel, email:
All applications should include the following:

  • Candidates should outline their clinical epileptology/EEG training goals.
  • Curriculum vitae including the names of two referees.
  • Supporting letter from supervisor at home institution.
  • Supporting letter from local president of ILAE chapter.
  • Applications should be made at least by November 30, 2015
  • Applications assessed by the International Affairs Committee, ESA; with assistance provided by ASEPA.
  • Host institution will assist in visa arrangements (3 month business visa)

The Japan Epilepsy Research Foundation (JERF) Grant (year 2015)

Eligible grant recipients: Persons who wish to study at a facility in Japan for the purpose of clinical training or basic research into epilepsy.


  1. A host facility in Japan has been agreed upon.
  2. The training or research being applied for can be conducted within one year after issuance of the grant.
  3. The candidate is a physician of foreign citizenship who is studying epilepsy, is able to conduct daily conversation in Japanese or English, and is under 50 years of age at the time of application.
  4. The applicant must be an epilepsy researcher (Japan Epilepsy Society member) at host facility.

No. of grants: 3

Amount of grant: 750,000JPN Yen per grant

Payment of the grant: To be transferred in early April of 2016 to the account of the financial institution designated by the applicant (host researcher)

Expenses covered by the grant: There are no special restrictions as long as the expenses are for travel or accommodation, or are other expenses directly related to the training of the researcher.

How to apply:

  • The host facility has been decided upon: The host researcher of the facility accepting the candidate should download the designated application form from our Foundation’s website and fill out the required information. Then, send it to us by post to arrive within the period between October and the end of November 2015.
  • A host facility has not been decided upon: Refer to the JES Scholarship facilities list on the Japan Epilepsy Society website ( and, in order to negotiate directly with the host researcher, send them your resume, work experience, and recommendations from at least 2 persons. Then, after confirming the host facility, have the host researcher submit the application.

*We do not accept applications directly from candidates.

Selection method and notification:
Selection will be made at our Board of Directors meeting in March 2016 based on the content of the application form according to the Foundation’s rules and regulations, and each applicant (host researcher) will be promptly notified of the result in writing. The names, etc., of the recipients of the grant will be posted on the Foundation’s website in early April 2016.

Please contact us by E-mail in Japanese or English.
The Japan Epilepsy Research Foundation (JERF)

Asian Epilepsy Academy - ASEAN Neurological Association EEG Certification Examination

  • Part I (Written) Examination
  • Those interested please write to the Board’s Chairman, Dr Shih-Hui LIM, c/o Department of Neurology, NNI-SGH Campus, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608. Fax: 65-6220-3321, E-Mail:
  • Part II (Oral) Examination
  • For those who have passed the Part I Examination and wish to take the Part II examination, please write to Dr Shih-Hui LIM directly for details (

  • Fee for EEG Certification Examination
    (To be paid at Examination Site before commencement of Examination):
  • Part I Examination Fee: US$120
    Part II Examination Fee: US$150

  • For introduction to Part I and Part II Examinations, click here.
    For application to Part I Examination, click here.