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Clinical training fellowship


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ERS clinical training fellowships enable members in the early stages of their careers in respiratory medicine to visit a host institution in a European country other than their own to learn a skill or procedure not available at their home institution. The medical training should benefit the home institution when the successful applicant returns there.

Read the Rules and Regulations carefully before applying.

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Terms and conditions

  • All applicants must be ERS members at the time of application.
  • Candidates should be qualified clinicians or healthcare professionals currently employed in respiratory medical practice.
  • There is no upper age limit for eligibility; however, preference will be given to applicants who are in the early stages of their career.
  • Open to all nationalities and for European and non-European based candidates.
  • When applying, candidates must already hold an agreement with the host institution where the fellowship will be carried out.
  • Candidates must have adequate fluency in a language that permits effective communication at the host institution.
  • On completion of the Fellowship, applicants must return to their home institution to apply the newly acquired skills.
  • It is the responsibility of applicants to identify a skill or procedure existing in a potential host institution that can be transferred to the home institution. It is also their responsibility to identify fellowship supervisors in the respective institutions.
  • Fellowships will last up to 6 months. Duration may not be reduced nor split.
  • Fellowships must commence after funding decision dates, allowing for sufficient time to complete travel, visa, passport and housing formalities. The Fellowship must be started within 1 year from the positive notification date.
  • The fellowship is to be carried out in a full time basis. The total ERS grant amount should cover travel and accommodation costs and provide enough money to live on during the Fellowship.

Application documents (cf. Rules and Regulations)

  • Candidate's short CV
  • Candidate's learning path
  • Work plan description
  • Home supervisor's release form
  • Statement on salary status by the home supervisor
  • Host supervisor's acceptance form
  • Host supervisor's training background
  • Statement on salary status by the host supervisor
  • Candidate's ID photo
  • Candidate's passport or ID
  • Candidate's highest degree


  1st round 2nd round
Application deadline 1 August 2016 1 February 2017       
Notification mid-November 2016      mid-June 2017
Start date not earlier than      December 2016 July 2017

Submit your application

Submit your application online using the link below by 1 August, 2016.

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Further information

Please email if you require any further information. 


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