Update:

We are glad to inform that the Fellowship Programme has been officially restored and a new call for Long-term Fellowships will be launched in the last quarter of year 2022.

WHAT THEY ARE

The purpose of the ERA Long-term Fellowships is to support basic and clinical research in the field of Nephrology in the ERA geographical area (Europe, countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea), in particular, to favour the growth of the young investigators living in Europe.

Starting from 2019, to enhance the integration of the ERA activities, the ERA Long-term Fellowships are assigned to competitive research proposals by the ERA Committees, with the aim to simultaneously finance the worthy ERA Committee’s projects and to favour young researchers’ growth.

WHERE THEY ARE PERFORMED

The Long-term Fellowships are performed in receiving institutions located in the ERA geographical area (Europe, countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea).

The young investigators submitting their candidature for an ERA Long-term Fellowship will be asked to identify the project they would like to join and thus apply for it. Each scientific project will be carried out in a specific Centre located within the ERA geographical area.

WHAT IT IS OFFERED

The duration of the Long-term Fellowships is  12 months (365 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 a period of 12 months (365 days or 366 days in case of leap year) and are meant to cover living expenses and any work-related taxes and insurances. For a shorter period, the amount must be calculated accordingly. A travel grant amount will also be added to the fellowship grant and it is meant to cover the expenses related to the round trip costs from the country of residence to the host country (click here) to view the travel grants chart).

WHO CAN APPLY

Applications are only considered from Full ERA Members whose age will not be over 40 at the time of the application submission.

Extensions 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 in the past under the same programme cannot apply again for a new Long-term Fellowship.

Criteria used for the selection.

1. Age of the applicant

2. Prior expertise of the applicant

3. How the project the applicant fits into his/her career

4. Feasibility of the project by the applicant.

Moreover, specific qualifications and expertise requirements are specifically outlined in each scientific project.

HOW TO APPLY

In order to submit your Fellowship request you must fill in a specific application form (accessible to ERA members only).

The young investigators submitting their candidature for an ERA Long-term Fellowship will be asked to identify the project they would like to join and thus apply for it. Each scientific project will be carried out in a specific Centre located within the ERA geographical area.

Detailed information about the available projects will be uploaded on this page as soon as the projects have been identified.

FOR FURTHER QUERIES

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

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