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.
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.
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.