Questions and answers

You can choose any training centre you want based on the quality of the centre and the availability and willingness of the centre to host you. Once you have come to an agreement with the training centre of your choice, an application for funding can be submitted to ESHRE.
No. The training centre of your choice should be located in another country than the country of your residence.

There is no specific form or format for the project outline. The outline should be a description around 500 -700 words as to why this learning experience will improve your career and the skills that you would gain from the training centre. As a guideline, you may want to consider including:

  • An abstract size description of what you will do at the visiting centre/lab.
  • A statement detailing the scientific interest and novelty of the proposal.
  • A statement on the impact of this project for your development/career
  • A short statement of personal motivation

There is no specific form or format for the acceptance letter. The centre needs to provide a letter confirming acceptance and should be signed by the responsible person/educational supervisor at the training centre/host institution.

There are three basic criteria:

  • You need to be a member of ESHRE (the membership can be requested while applying).
  • You need to be a clinician or scientist in training or junior position, and you are requested to produce evidence of this in the application.
  • You have to be 40 years or younger.
No, there is no specific deadline by which you need to submit your application in as far as the allocate funds for the 2020 fellowship have not been exhausted. All applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and so it is best to submit your application before the end of a quarter year (i.e. before end of March, end of June, end of September, end of December).
All applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and so all applications submitted during, but no later than the end of a quarter year (i.e. before end of March, end of June, end of September, end of December), will be reviewed at the beginning of the following quarter. Notwithstanding delays in the reviewing process, the results (i.e. accepted of not accepted) should be available in the first two week of the month following the end of the previous quarter. For instance, applications submitted between beginning of July and the end of September will be reviewed within the first two weeks of October etc.

There are two types of fellowships. The winning applicants can receive a bulk sum of either 5,000 Euro or 8,000 Euro to fund their time at the host centre/lab.

  • For the 5,000 Euro fellowship → 4, 500 Euro in bulk at the beginning of the period + 500 Euro at the submission of the final report
  • For the 8,000 Euro fellowship → 7,500 Euro in bulk at the beginning of the period + 500 Euro at the submission of the final report

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.
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. Apart from that, there are no limitations on the number of applications any applicant can submit, but each applicant will only be funded once.
ESHRE welcomes applications form around the world and so the fellowship is not restricted to Europeans.
You can choose a centre outside Europe. The choice should be based on the quality of the training centre and the availability and willingness of the centre to host the applicant.
  1. First of all, contact a training centre or laboratory and send you project outline to the responsible person/educational supervisor at the training centre to obtain approval.
  2. Make sure to discuss the training period and describe the skills that you will gain from the training centre with the responsible person/educational supervisor at the training centre.
  3. Make sur to obtain a letter of approval signed and dated by the responsible person/educational supervisor at the training centre outlining all the above agreed steps.
  4. Submit the application for funding to ESHRE and include all the following relevant documents: the project outline, the letter of acceptance by the responsible person/educational supervisor at the training centre/host institution, your CV (about 1 page A4 = about 500 words), a copy of your passport/ID.
You can submit your application here. You need to login to access the application page. If you have forgotten your password, just click on "Password forgotten?".
Please remember that you need to be a member of ESHRE to apply. This is one of the eligibility criteria and so it is best to check whether you (still) are a member of ESHRE. You can check your membership status under MyESHRE.

You can apply for membership here. To access this page, you first need to create an account (unless you already have an account) here.

Information on the current membership fees can be found here


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