Apply now for the ESSO Training Fellowship: the next deadline is 31st October 2017!
The ESSO Education Committee offers trainees in Surgical Oncology the possibility to visit a specialist centre outside of their own country, helping them to expand their experience and learn new techniques.
The aim is to:
- Allow young surgeons to visit a specialist centre outside of their own country,
- Help them expand their experience and learn new techniques.
The Education and Training Committee grants two types of fellowships each year:
- 8 Standard training fellowships (value 2.000 EUR): from 1 to 3 months
- 1 Major training fellowship (value 10.000 EUR): from 4 to 12 months
The ETC Fellowship reserves the right to split the major fellowship if 2 candidates are judged to be of equal merit.
The following apply to both types of fellowships:
• The traineeship period should occur within one year following the deadline for application.
• The fellowship position must NOT be salaried.
• The fellowship must take place in a country other than the applicant’s current place of training.
All successful fellows will be expected to write a report about their experience and provide a testimonial and pictures for publication on the ESSO website within 3 months of return from the fellowship.
The successful applicant of the Major Fellowship will further be invited to give an oral presentation at the next ESSO congress.
Who can apply?
• Applicants must be a specialist, trainee or junior doctor with a declared intention of specialising in a sub-specialty of surgical oncology (breast, upper GI, hepatobiliary and pancreatic, colorectal, endocrine, head and neck, thoracic, skin cancer and melanoma, gynaecology, urology, sarcoma)
• Applicants must be ESSO members
• Applicants must be younger than 40 years of age or be in a training grade
• Both European and non-European citizens can apply. European applicants may choose to visit European or non-European units, while non-European applicants must choose to visit a European centre
• Previous Fellowship recipients will be ineligible to apply for a second award
How to apply?
Applications must be submitted online (in English only) and include the following information:
• A motivation letter describing the applicant’s area of interest, research plan and reasons behind the visit
• A letter of support from their Head of Department
• A letter of invitation from the Head of the Department they wish to visit
• A proposal budget sheet estimating how the funds will be spent
Please note you will need to download all documents in a single PDF document.
When to apply?
The application process is now open.
Please click here to access the host hospital/institutions/cancer centres registry.
In 2016, the major fellowship (10.000 EUR) was granted to:
Dr. Aurélien Dupré, from Léon Bérard Centre in Lyon (FR), to visit Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, UK.
The 8 standard fellowships (2.000 EUR each) were granted to:
- Andreas Brandl, from Charité Berlin (DE), to visit Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke, UK
- Edgar Furnée, from Diakonessen Hospital in Utrecht (NL) to visit Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital in Australia
- Alexandros Giakoustidis, from Royal London Hospital (UK), to visit Henri Mondor Hospital in France
- Helen Mohan, from St. Vincent's University in Dublin, (IR), to visit Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (SE)
- Mihai-Stefan Muresan from Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta Oncology Institute in Cluj-Napoca (RO), to visit Guy's Hospital in London (UK)
- Roberto Rodríguez Revuelto from Hospital Vall d'Hebrón in Barcelona (SP), to visit Guy's Hospital in London (UK)
- Pai Vishwas from Kerudi Cancer Center in Bagalkot, India, to visit Leicester General Hospital in UK
- Massimiliano Zuccaro from ULSS15 Ospedale di Cittadela in Padova (IT), to visit Institut Bergonié in Bordeaux (FR)
Before applying, please ensure you have already uploaded your CV to your profile.