Every year the WMS awards fellowships, funded by an annual royalty from Neuromuscular Disorders by Elsevier. For the WMS 2024 Congress WMS will support up to 100 fellowships awarded to help in-person congress attendees who submit an abstract with their travel and accommodation costs.

The Programme Committee selects the recipients based on the quality of the abstracts submitted and the analysis of a brief bio provided during the registration process (including relevant special interest and expertise, details of their current position and the importance of the work to be presented).

The World Muscle Society expanded our existing fellowship opportunity in 2023 to support equitable access to in-person attendance at the annual Congress.  We encourage WMS members to apply if costs associated with travel to the Congress impact their ability to attend and benefit from in-person Congress attendance.

Expanded Fellowship Categories:

Fellowship - Continental (Europe and UK) up to £1000 
Fellowship - Intercontinental up to £2000 

Application instructions & considerations:


WMS members receiving the fellowship award are expected to:

Poster presenters who are eligible for the young presenter and/or first-time presenter awards will have a label on the Poster/E-Poster accordingly. Applicants should be in training or not yet in a definite established position. The maximum age for applicants is 40 years old, indicated during abstract submission.

Senior Fellowships

Additional fellowships will be provided for senior myologists who have been active in WMS in the past but are now retired and have constraints on their available funds.

Fellowship - Continental (Europe and UK) £1000 
Fellowship - Intercontinental £2000 

Applicants should select Senior Fellowship in their registration form and provide a paragraph (100 words maximum) of their activities in the neuromuscular field and their contributions to the WMS. 

Application instructions & considerations:

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