ERS/CTS Joint Fellowship

For clinicians/researchers from Canada going to a European country, and from a country in Europe to Canada.


Two Long-Term Fellowships per year are on offer jointly funded by the ERS and the Canadian Lung Association (CLA) and its medical society the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) (

This fellowship program builds capacity and expertise in the area of respiratory health and promotes excellence in research through one year funding for research projects in Canada or Europe. One awardee from Canada will train in Europe and one awardee from Europe will train in Canada.

Dr. Macklem was a dynamic and respected leader in respiratory research and was internationally recognised for his achievements. As graduate of Queen’s University, he pursued his medical studies and training in internal medicine and respiratory medicine at McGill. He became involved in research at an early stage of his career and passionately pursued it over five decades. He was founding Director of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and hold a variety of influential medical leading positions. He inspired and fostered the careers of many physicians and scientists around the world. Dr. Macklem received numerous awards most notably the Order of Canada in 1988 and the Trudeau Medal of the American Thoracic Society, the highest honor bestowed by the international respiratory community.


Note: Read the Rules & Regulations 2016 carefully before applying.


Who can apply?

Candidates going to Europe: The ERS Long-Term Research Fellowship Rules & Regulations will apply. Candidates apply via the ERS online application platform (click “Apply now” on this page).

Candidates going to Canada: The CLA/CTS Guidelines & Instructions will apply. To apply, candidates should use the CLA/CTS online application form.

Further Information

ERS Fellowships are granted to perform research, to improve research skills, techniques and developments in the area of respiratory medicine/science. They are intended to support clinical research, translational research, basic science and advanced research.