The Short-term Clinical Fellowships’ applications must involve a receiving institution located in the ERA geographical area (Europe, countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea) and should preferably involve movement between two countries (preferred option). In case there is no movement between two countries, there must at least be movement between two cities.
The applicant has the right to choose any Centre located within the ERA geographical area where to do his/her fellowship, however, a parameter for the selection process will concern the feasibility of the proposed fellowship in the chosen Centre.
In order to simplify the contacts between the applicants and the centres, the ERA recommends the use of Expertscape. Expertscape can provide detailed information about the geographical location of experts – their countries, cities, and institutions. With this landscape of experts, fellows can choose which ones to contact to possibly start his/her fellowship.
Referees of the Fellowship Programme applicants and the Receiving Institute supervisors are not expected to be ERA Members if they are not Nephrologists; if instead they are Nephrologists, being an ERA Member, though not mandatory, will be a factor in favour of the applicant in the course of the evaluation of his/her application.