Research Fellowships

The ESSO Young Surgeons and Alumni Club (EYSAC) grants each year a standard research fellowship of 2.000€ for a training period of 1-3 months  to support a young colleague who wishes to expand his/her research experience in surgical oncology.

The aim is to:

  • Provide training in clinical research in renowned cancer centres
  • Support efforts to expand professional networks through collaboration with institutions of excellence
  • Provide the necessary support to develop surgical oncology research projects

The following apply to this fellowship:

  • The trainee 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 (European candidates may choose to visit European or non-European institutes while non-European candidates must choose to visit a European unit).
  • The successfull candidate will be expected to write a report about his/her experience and provide a testimonial and pictures for publication on the ESSO website within 3 months of return from the fellowship. He will also be invited to make a presentation in the next ESSO congress.
  • Previous fellowship recipients will be ineligible to apply for a second award

Who can apply?

Candidates must

• be a specialist, trainee or junior doctor with a declared intention of specialising in a sub-specialty of surgical oncology
• be or become members of the ESSO Young Surgeons Alumni Club before the start date of the award
• be younger than 40 years of age or be in a training grade

How to apply?

Application must include

  • a completed curriculum vitae application form
  • a motivation letter describing the applicant’s area of interest, research plan and reasons behind the visit
  • a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department
  • a letter of invitation from the Head of the Department they wish to visit

Applicants must return all above documents to the ESSO Secretariat in a single pdf document. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

When to apply?

Applications must be sent to ESSO secretariat by 31st October 2016.

In 2015, the EYSAC research fellowship was granted to

Leonardo Solaini (IT) from Spedali Civili,  Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences, University of Brescia, Italy, to visit the Academic Medical Center, Dept of Surgery, Amsterdam, NL.


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