The Educational Working Party of ESID is formed by the Chairperson and other Faculty members of the ESID Summer School. Its goal is to offer educational opportunities regarding Primary Immunodeficiencies to young people starting in the field to enthuse, inform and encourage the next generation of leaders in PID practice and research throughout Europe.
In the ESID Summer Schools, interactive talks and workshops led by leaders in the field intertwined with social interaction in a pleasant setting are being offered to applicants selected on the basis of their achievements in the field. Feedback received from the Summer Schools has always been extremely positive; participants have found the course to be invaluable.
The Educational Working Party supports other meetings with travel grants for junior participants, such as the ESID Prague Spring meetings, and other - often one-time - meetings and workshops after these have been approved by the ESID Board.
The Educational Working Party awards travel grants to the ESID meeting and to the ESID Summer School and other affiliated meetings (2-3 ESID junior members per meeting; for participants travelling within Europe EUR 500, and outside Europe EUR 1000).
The Educational Working Party awards fellowships to ESID junior members for further experience in the field of PID. ESID currently offers short-term fellowships (duration of 1-2 months, EUR 1500 plus up to EUR 500 in travel support) and medium-term fellowships (duration of 3 to 6 months, EUR 1000 per month, plus up to EUR 500 in travel support). There are two application deadlines per year. The deadlines for 2018 will be 25 April and 17 October. Please check the Fellowships page for further details on applying.
Become an ESID junior member and enjoy all the opportunities the Educational Working Party has to offer!
Eleonora Gambineri, Chairperson Educational WP