EU puts spotlight on ERS’s fellowships for future respiratory leaders

29 June, 2016

An ERS Fellowship programme aimed at nurturing future leaders of respiratory medicine was showcased this week (10 December, 2015) at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions European Union Presidency Conference, 2015 in Luxembourg.

ERS Director of Research, Professor Maria Belvisi, presented the RESPIRE 2 Post-doctoral Research Fellowships Programme, which aims to boost scientific networks in the field of respiratory research, thanks to co-funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, the EU’s main instrument for funding research in Europe.

During her talk, Professor Belvisi shared experiences of how ERS supports young scientists and the achievements and lessons learnt from the RESPIRE2 programme as well as its predecessor RESPIRE1.

Professor Maria Belvisi, said: “With the generous support of the EU, ERS has been able to support the most talented scientists in the respiratory field to develop their own specialty. The Fellowships are important as they increase mobility between centres of excellence and ensure that knowledge is shared across the continent. It was a privilege to be able to share our experiences at this conference and we hope it will help other societies and organisations foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility and career development”

Following its 3rd and final call this summer, all RESPIRE2 fellows have now been selected.

ERS offers a wide and ever expanding portfolio of fellowship programmes for early stage scientists: visit the webpage to find out more.