Juniors Working Party

ESID 2019 Fellowships

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Find all the information you need about the 2019 ESID Fellowships exclusively for ESID junior members!

ESID Fellowships are designed to provide financial support to physicians or scientists in training interested in learning diagnostic/therapeutic procedures or lab techniques in the field of Primary Immunodeficiencies. ESID offers both short-term and medium-term fellowships twice per year. Deadlines for the 2019 applications will be 25 April and 17 October.

Eligibility to apply:

  • Be an ESID Junior Member (you must be under 35 or between 35 and 40 in training, but age will not be an absolute limit) 
  • Be accepted by a foreign institution for the proposed training goals (arrangements must be made by the applicant)
  • Project must start after the application deadline
Short-term fellowship - EUR 1'500 (plus travel support up to EUR 500)

DESCRIPTION:
Scholarships of EUR 1'500 plus up to EUR 500 as travel support are available for current ESID Junior members. Travel costs can be claimed after the completion of the fellowship from the secretariat.                                      

DURATION: 
Each short-term programme should last between 1-2 months.

APPLICATIONS: 
The application should include: 
(a) a personal letter with a statement of career goals and plans and how to achieve those
(b) a short project plan
(c) CV with list of publications
(d) a letter of invitation from the accepting institution (mentioning any other funding you are receiving)
(e) and a letter of support from the applicant’s head of department or supervisor

DEADLINES: 
Deadlines for application: April 25 & October 17, 2019 (2 x 2 awardees)

Please send your questions or application as complete PDF file to ESID Administrative Office by email at  

Medium-term fellowship - EUR 1'000 per month (plus travel support up to EUR 500)

DESCRIPTION: 
Fellowships will be awarded to a current ESID junior member, who is a physician or a scientist in specialist training, interested in pursuing a research project in the field of primary immunodeficiencies.

FUNDING: 
ESID is awarding EUR 1'000 per month of your stay plus up to EUR 500 as travel support, to be used for laboratory or clinical research work. 
50% of the amount will be received in the beginning of the fellowship and the remainder will be paid upon the submission and approval of the final report. 

Awardees are expected to submit a complete report to ESID within a maximum of 3 months after the end of the programme. Travel costs can be claimed after the completion of the fellowship from the secretariat.                
There is a possibility to extend the fellowship if needed upon presentation of valid reasons from awardee and his/her mentors.                   

DURATION: 
Each fellowship should last at least 3 months up to 6 months. 

APPLICATIONS: 
Each application should include: 
(a) personal letter with a statement of career goals and plans on how to achieve those
(b) a project plan
(c) curriculum vitae
(d) list of publications
(e) a letter of invitation from the accepting institution (mentioning any other funding you are receiving)
(f) and a letter of support from the applicants head of department or tutor
DEADLINES: 
Deadlines for application: April 25 & October 17, 2019 (2 x 3 awardees)

Please send your questions or application as complete PDF file to ESID Administrative Office by email at