Long-Term Research Fellowships (LTRF) enable investigators and clinicians in the early stages of their career to carry out basic, translational or clinical research projects. Through this experience, young scientists learn and apply advanced research procedures and techniques not available at their home institute. Since 2015, ERS has increased the number of fellowships on offer by welcoming applicants from scientifically developing countries, and through partnerships with other organisations. Applicants are selected based on their scientific merit and the skills and experience they can bring to a new centre.
ERS/EMBO Joint Fellowship
Two Long-Term Fellowships per year are on offer jointly funded by the ERS and EMBO ("European Molecular Biology Organization" -embo.
This fellowship programme builds capacity and expertise in the area of respiratory medicine/science promoting research in the field of molecular biology with the aim to bring clinicians into basic science.
ERS Long-Term Research Fellowship for Scientifically Developing Countries
Funded by ERS, these fellowships are an opportunity for scientists, physicians, researchers from low income countries listed by the World Bank to do a project in Europe. This programme is also opened to residents from a county in Europe with scientific/medical gaps in respiratory science/medicine to apply for a project in Europe. There are two fellowships on offer, based on scientific merit.
Fellowships and Grants
ERS PAH Fellowship supported by GSK*
ERS PAH fellowships aim to support projects in clinical research, translational research and basic science in the broad field of pulmonary circulation (immunology, cardiology, vascular diseases, etc.).
ERS Standard Long-Term Fellowship
Funded by ERS, these fellowships are for projects in Europe. The number of fellowships on offer vary depending on the scientific merit and budget availability.
ERS/CTS Joint Fellowship
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) lung.
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.
ERS Child Lung Health Long-Term Fellowship
Funded by ERS, this programme promotes child lung health (respiratory diseases) research in Europe. Two fellowships of 12 months each are on offer, one of them being from a scientifically developing country.
ERS International Long-Term Fellowship
Funded by ERS, these fellowships are for projects outside of Europe/overseas. There are two fellowships on offer, based on scientific merit.