COVID-19 Update:

Given the current uncertain situation and travel restrictions due to the current pandemic, the ERA has decided to temporally suspend the ERA Fellowship Programme, as the potential fellows might certainly miss one of the most important aspects of the fellowship experience, the ‘networking’.

The ERA continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fellowship Programme will be officially restored until the global circumstances improve and fellows will be able to access host institutions and carry on their research activities.

WHAT THEY ARE

The purpose of the ERA Young 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 favor the growth of the young investigators living in Europe.

Starting from 2019, to enhance 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 favor 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 subsistence rates are based on the calculations done on the basis of the EMBO -European Molecular Biology Organization-rates: the flat fee figures (available here) are for a period of 12 months and should cover travel and living expense and any work -related taxes and insurances. For a shorter/longer period the amount must be calculated accordingly

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.

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 (read more about the 4 available projects at bottom of this page) and thus apply for it. Each scientific project will be carried out in a specific Centre located within the ERA geographical area.

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.