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Short-Term Research Fellowships

European Respiratory Society (ERS) Short-Term Research Fellowships support early career scientists and clinicians to carry out projects lasting between 1–3 months at research institutions outside of their home country. The programme enables fellows to access and learn research techniques that are not available at the fellows’ home institution, supporting the exchange of knowledge and best practices across institutes.

The short-term programme typically runs twice each year, but due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainties, we regret to confirm that the April 2021 is cancelled.

Short-Term Research Fellowship programmes

ERS Standard Short-Term Fellowship

Funded by ERS, this programme supports clinicians or researchers from European host centres to conduct projects at institutions in Europe that are outside of their home country.


ERS International Short-Term Fellowship

Funded by ERS, this programme supports clinicians or researchers from European host centres to conduct projects at institutions outside of Europe.


ERS Short-Term Fellowship for Scientifically Developing Countries

This ERS funded programme supports applicants who are based in scientifically developing countries (based on World Bank guidance) to conduct projects at an institution in Europe. The programme is also open to residents of European countries where there is a scientific gap, such as where there is limited opportunity to access education or training in the respiratory field, to support fellows to conduct projects in another European country.


Walther Guerrero Ciquero TB Fellowship

Funded by ERS, this programme supports the training, education and research techniques of young doctors in the field of tuberculosis (TB).

This fellowship honours the memory of Dr Walther Guerrero Ciquero, who died in 2010 while on duty for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He used his experience and knowledge of TB to care for patients at MSF projects based in Kenya, Abkhazia, Armenia and Georgia. The ERS President’s Award 2010 was presented posthumously to Dr Guerrero Ciquero by ERS Past-President Prof. ‪Nikolaos Siafakas‬, who described Dr Guerrero Ciquero as: “in every way, the perfect example of the altruistic doctor of today with the highest humanistic values.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬


ERS Fellowship in memory of Dr Valia Kechagia

This ERS funded programme supports clinicians from any institution/country, inside or outside of Europe, to conduct training or research at a European institution.

This fellowship honours the memory of Dr Valia Kechagia, a speciality doctor in adult cystic fibrosis (CF), who died in the summer of 2014. Dr Kechagia’s contribution to adult CF includes extensive research into the mechanisms that underly exacerbations of asthma which are associated with viral infections.


ERS/European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Joint Fellowship

Funded jointly by ERS and EMBO, this programme supports projects in respiratory science/health and molecular biology. It aims to build capacity and expertise in respiratory research, promote the field of molecular biology and bring clinicians into basic science.


ERS/Indian Chest Society (ICS) Joint Fellowship

Funded jointly by ERS and ICS, this programme supports researchers from India to conduct research or training at a European institution.


ERS/Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS) Joint Fellowship

Funded jointly by ERS and TTS, this programme supports researchers from Turkey to conduct research or training at a European institution outside of Turkey.


ERS/Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica (SEPAR) Joint Fellowship

Funded jointly by ERS and SEPAR, this programme supports researchers who are based in Spain to carry out projects at European institutions outside of Spain. It also supports individuals who are not based in Spain, from both inside and outside of Europe, to conduct projects at institutions in Spain.


ERS/Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (SPLF) Joint Fellowship

Funded jointly by ERS and SPLF, this programme supports researchers who are based in France to carry out projects at European institutions outside of France. It also supports individuals who are not based in France, who currently live/work in Europe and/or scientifically developing countries, to conduct projects at institutions in France.


ERS Emiel F.M. Wouters Short-Term Fellowship

Funded by Ciro, this programme supports researchers specialising in the personalised management obstructive lung disease, including pulmonary rehabilitation, to conduct projects at an institution in Europe that is outside of their home country.


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