Clinical Training Fellowship

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.

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