Update:

We are glad to inform that the Fellowship Programme has been officially restored and a new call is now open.

Deadline for applications for Short-term Clinical Fellowships: September 16, 2022 (CEST)

WHAT THEY ARE

The Short-term Clinical Fellowships are designed to enable young people to support clinical training in the field of Nephrology and, in particular, to favour the growth of young clinical investigators and to facilitate the cooperation among renal centres in the ERA geographical area and the rest of the world.

WHERE THEY ARE PERFORMED

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.

WHAT IT IS OFFERED

The duration of the Short-term Clinical Fellowships is from a minimum of 2 months (60 days) to a maximum of 6 months (180 days)

The fellowship grant amounts are based on the EMBO -European Molecular Biology Organisation- daily subsistence rates: these daily flat fee figures will be applied for the duration of the fellowship and are meant to cover living expenses and any work-related taxes and insurances. A travel grant amount will also be added to the fellowship grant and it is meant to cover the expenses related to one round trip from the country of residence to the host country (click here to view the travel grants chart).

WHO CAN APPLY

Only ERA members who are 40 or younger at the time of application submission can apply.

Extension of the age limit can be considered if the applicant’s career has been interrupted due to childcare.
Applicants who already received an ERA Fellowship under this programme in the past cannot apply again for a new Short-term Fellowship.

On completion of the fellowship, the applicants should return back home and thus must have the possibility to return to their Home Institution or to an “equivalent institution”. This has to be indicated in writing by the applicant’s Home Institution or by the equivalent institution. This letter must be submitted with the application form.

Criteria used for the selection.

1.  Age of the applicant;
2.  Educational and clinical knowledge status of the applicant;
3.  Need of this knowledge in the home institute;
4.  Feasibility of the proposed fellowship in the chosen centre;
5.  Knowledge transfer and possibility of implementation of the project from host to home institute;
6.  ERA membership status of supervisors and referees (valid only for nephrologists).

HOW TO APPLY

The application form is now available on My ERA.

Please access your My ERA reserved area, then click on ‘My Member Benefits‘ and select ‘Short-term Clinical Fellowship‘.

Fill in the application form and attached documents, and send them in a unique email to fellowships@era-online.org by September 16, 2022 (CEST).

FOR FURTHER QUERIES

For the complete instructions and rules please read the Short-term Fellowship Regulations

For all questions about ERA Young Fellowship Programme, please contact the ERA Operative Headquarters at fellowships@era-online.org.