Following the successful pilot programme launched over the past two years in collaboration with ReproUnion (2017-2019), ESHRE has decided to expand the selection of centres within Europe; preferentially ESHRE accredited centres.
The objective of the ESHRE Travelling Fellowships is to offer young ESHRE clinicians or scientists - in training or junior positions - the opportunity to join training units or laboratories (“training centres”) for a period of 3 or 6 months by supporting them financially. Each training centre is limited to support a maximum of two applications in any one funding period.
A training centre can be chosen by the applicant based on the quality of the training centre and the availability and willingness of the centre to host the applicant. The training centre should also be located in another country than the country of residence of the applicant. The applicant should make direct contact with the responsible person/educational supervisor in the training centre to assess whether the application is feasible. After agreement between the applicant and the training centre, an application for funding can be submitted to ESHRE. While applicants are free to choose a training centre, the ESHRE accredited training centres are commendable. The list of ESHRE accredited Training Centres are listed here.
ESHRE allocates 150.000€ to this project, which translates in 10 to 15 fellowships each calendar year in 4 (quarterly) funding periods during the year. As such, 3 to 5 fellowships will be approved approximately every 3 months. No guarantee can be given by ESHRE to fund every application as there is a finite resource and capacity.
The fellowship for 3 months is 5,000 Euro; the fellowship for 6 months is 8,000 Euro.
The winning applicants receive a bulk sum of either 5,000 or 8,000 Euro to fund their time at the host centre/lab:
The fellowship will start at the moment the application is approved. From the start until the end, a period of two years is allowed to complete the project.
Applicants to the ESHRE fellowships must be:
ESHRE Fellowship applications can be submitted by the applicant after approval and contact with the training centre and relevant supervisor.
The following limitations apply:
If an applicant has been unsuccessful to obtain a fellowship and wants to apply again, s/he will have to wait for the next period. There are no limitations on the number of applications any applicant can submit, but each applicant will only be funded once.
Points to consider when completing an application
During the application process, ESHRE will ask the applicant to provide a letter of acceptance from the relevant responsible person/educational supervisor at the training centre, together with a project description.
List of things to do by the applicant in sequence
ESHRE will review the application and communicate the decision. ESHRE’s decision is final.
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