Awards and Fellows

The ERS Awards programme is part of the overall ERS funding opportunities portfolio. It aims at targeting members by categories and activities not covered through other funding programmes. Each year, the European Respiratory Society honours a variety of different individuals, from promising early career candidates to well established senior members. Please see below the Awards on offer for 2021.

ERS equally offers a wide range of grant and sponsorship opportunities every year.

ERS Awards

ERS Mid-Career Gold Medals

ERS Mid-Career Gold Medals honour researchers who have an excellent track record and the potential for further outstanding developments in the specific field of the award.

Special Honours

Each year at Congress, ERS bestows a number of prestigious honours upon selected individuals based on their achievements in the field of respiratory medicine.

ERS Main Awards

ERS Main Awards offer various amounts of funding to researchers who have submitted an outstanding research project in the specific field of the award.

Fellow of ERS

The Fellow of ERS (FERS) award recognises excellence from within the ERS membership by acknowledging outstanding contributions in research, education and clinical leadership. Those contributions, combined with the candidate’s previous research records (h-index), form the basis for induction into this prestigious group. Up to 50 Fellows are selected each year and recipients may use the designation ‘FERS’ following their name. FERS awardees are also inducted into an elite advisory board that will be called upon by the Society on various matters in future years.

How to become a Fellow

Applications and nominations are currently closed.

Members can apply directly by completing the application form and submitting it to fellows@ersnet.org

You can nominate a peer by completing the nomination form and submitting it to fellows@ersnet.org

  • 2021 Fellows of ERS awardees have now been announced

    Prof. Dr. Pierre-Régis Burgel
    2021
    Dr. Ciro Casanova Macario
    2021
    Dr. Juan Pablo De Torres Tajes
    2021
    Prof. Shyamali Dharmage
    2021
    Prof. Dr. Zuzana Diamant
    2021
    Prof. Peter Gibson
    2021
    Prof. Nicholas Hart
    2021
    Prof. Dr. Leo Heunks
    2021
    Dr. Hannu Kankaanranta
    2021
    Prof. Dr. Marek Lommatzsch
    2021
    Prof. Dr. Jane Lucas
    2021
    Dr. James Martin
    2021
    Prof. Jean-Louis Pépin
    2021
    Dr. Marielle W.h. Pijnenburg
    2021
    Dr. Robert Primhak
    2021
    Prof. Jodie Simpson
    2021
    Prof. Jaclyn Smith
    2021
    Prof. Anssi R.a. Sovijärvi
    2021
    Dr. Anneke Ten Brinke
    2021
    Prof. Dr. Robin Vos
    2021
    Prof. Dr. Peter J. Wijkstra
    2021
    Prof. Dr. Arschang Valipour
    2021
    Prof. Catherine Greene
    2021
    Dr. Eva Polverino
    2021
    Prof. Dr. Silke Meiners
    2021
  • 2020 Elected Fellows of ERS

    Prof. Dr. Jennifer Alison
    2020
    Prof. Andrea Aliverti
    2020
    Prof. Bianca Beghe
    2020
    Prof. Arnaud Bourdin
    2020
    Prof. Kwun Fong
    2020
    Prof. Philip Hansbro
    2020
    Dr. Claire Hogg
    2020
    Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kostikas
    2020
    Prof. Dr. Nickolas Koulouris
    2020
    Prof. Dr. Pierantonio Laveneziana
    2020
    Prof. Dr. Martin Miller
    2020
    Prof. Dr. Parameswaran Nair
    2020
    Dr. Matthew T. Naughton
    2020
    Dr. Jordi Rello
    2020
    Prof. Bernd Schönhofer
    2020
    Prof. Piersante Sestini
    2020
    Prof. Thomas Wilkinson
    2020
    Prof. Dr. Wolfram Windisch
    2020
  • 2019 Elected Fellows of ERS

    Prof. Dr. Anders Blomberg
    2019
    Prof. Philippe Bonniaud
    2019
    Dr. Catia Cilloniz Campos
    2019
    Prof. Ramón Farré Ventura
    2019
    Prof. Paul Foster
    2019
    Dr. Frits M.E. Franssen
    2019
    Prof. Francisco Garcia-Rio
    2019
    Dr. MeiLan K. Han
    2019
    Dr. David Castro Jiménez
    2019
    Dr. Rupert Jones
    2019
    Prof. Dr. Meinhard Kneussl
    2019
    Prof. Dr. Melanie Konigshoff
    2019
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang M. Kübler
    2019
    Dr. Miguel Ángel Martínez García
    2019
    Dr. Juan Fernando Masa Jiménez
    2019
    Prof. Fabio Midulla
    2019
    Prof. Jose Porcel
    2019
    Dr. Najib M. Rahman
    2019
    Prof. Fabio L. M. Ricciardolo
    2019
    Prof. Cordeiro Carlos Robalo
    2019
    Prof. Eva Rönmark
    2019
    Prof. Thomas Sandström
    2019
    Prof. Nicola Scichilone
    2019
    Prof. Dr. Pallav L. Shah
    2019
    Prof. Dave Singh
    2019
    Dr. Omar S. Usmani
    2019
    Prof. Dr. Martin Witzenrath
    2019
    Prof. Dr. Ayşe Arzu Yorgancıoğlu
    2019
  • 2018 Elected Fellows of ERS

    Prof. Robert Bals
    2018
    DE
    Prof. Maria Rosaria Bonsignore
    2018
    IT
    Prof. Martin H. Brutsche
    2018
    CH
    Prof. Felip Burgos
    2018
    ES
    Prof. Richard Costello
    2018
    IE
    Prof. Jane Carolyn Davies
    2018
    UK
    Prof. Marion Delcroix
    2018
    BE
    Prof. Ernst Eber
    2018
    AT
    Prof. Mina Gaga
    2018
    GR
    Prof. David Michael George Halpin
    2018
    UK
    Prof. Sam Janes
    2018
    UK
    Prof. Claes-Göran A.H. Löfdahl
    2018
    SE
    Prof. Renaud Louis
    2018
    BE
    Prof. Stylianos Loukides
    2018
    GR
    Prof. Roger Marthan
    2018
    FR
    Prof. Nick Maskell
    2018
    UK
    Prof. Gilbert Massard
    2018
    FR
    Prof. Maria Gabriella Matera
    2018
    IT
    Prof. Marc Moss
    2018
    USA
    Prof. J. Alberto Neder
    2018
    CA
    Prof. Riccardo Pistelli
    2018
    IT
    Prof. Gernot Rohde
    2018
    DE
    Dr. David A. Schwartz
    2018
    USA
    Prof. Daiana Stolz
    2018
    CH
    Dr. Isabelle Vachier
    2018
    FR
    Prof. Jan P. Van Meerbeeck
    2018
    BE
    Prof. Paul E. Y. Van Schil
    2018
    BE
    Prof. Johan Vansteenkiste
    2018
    BE
    Dr. Ioannis Vogiatzis
    2018
    UK
  • 2017 Elected Fellows of ERS

    Prof. Philippe Camus
    2017
    FR
    Dr. James Chalmers
    2017
    UK
    Dr. Gavin Donaldson
    2017
    UK
    Prof. Graham Hall
    2017
    AU
    Prof. Monica Kraft
    2017
    USA
    Prof. Patrick Lévy
    2017
    FR
    Prof. Marcus Mall
    2017
    DE
    Prof. Pierluigi Paggiaro
    2017
    IT
    Prof. Paolo Palange
    2017
    IT
    Prof. Dr. Gennaro D’Amato
    2017
    IT
    Prof. Nicole Probst-Hensch
    2017
    CH
    Dr. Paul Schumacker
    2017
    USA
    Prof. Nikolaos Siafakas
    2017
    GR
    Prof. Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
    2017
    DK
    Prof. Teresa Tetley
    2017
    UK
    Prof. Wim Timens
    2017
    NL
    Prof. Thys van der Molen
    2017
    NL
  • 2016 Elected Fellows of ERS

    Dr Bruno Balbi
    2016
    IT
    Dr Ferran Barbé
    2016
    ES
    Prof. Dr. H Marike Boezen
    2016
    NL
    Prof Christopher Brightling
    2016
    UK
    Prof Gaetano Caramori
    2016
    IT
    Prof. Dr. Luke Clancy
    2016
    IE
    Dr Brendan Gerard Cooper
    2016
    UK
    Prof Vincent Cottin
    2016
    FR
    Prof Donna Elizabeth Davies
    2016
    UK
    Prof Louise Elizabeth Donnelly
    2016
    UK
    Dr Monreal Miguel Ferrer
    2016
    ES
    Ms Monica Julie Fletcher
    2016
    UK
    Dr Francesco Forastiere
    2016
    IT
    Prof Urs Peter Frey
    2016
    CH
    Dr Judith Garcia-Aymerich
    2016
    ES
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Kurt Geiser
    2016
    CH
    Dr Delia Goletti
    2016
    IT
    Dr Nicola A. Hanania
    2016
    USA
    Dr Trevor Thomas Hansel
    2016
    UK
    Prof Jan Anders Hedner
    2016
    SE
    Dr Naftali Kaminski
    2016
    USA
    Dr Wolfgang G. Kreyling
    2016
    DE
    Prof. Dr. Bart N. Lambrecht
    2016
    BE
    Dr Bruce D. Levy
    2016
    USA
    Dr Knut Lönnroth
    2016
    CH
    Prof Antoine Magnan
    2016
    FR
    Dr Trigo Jose Maria Marin
    2016
    ES
    Dr Fernando Jose Martinez
    2016
    USA
    Dr Alberto Matteelli
    2016
    CH
    Prof Walter McNicholas
    2016
    IE
    Dr Villanueva Rosario Menéndez
    2016
    ES
    Prof Paolo Navalesi
    2016
    IT
    Prof David Brendan Price
    2016
    UK
    Prof Neil B Pride
    2016
    UK
    Prof Nicolas Roche
    2016
    FR
    Prof. Dr. Torben Sigsgaard
    2016
    DK
    Prof Thomas Similowski
    2016
    FR
    Prof Anita Kay Simonds
    2016
    UK
    Prof Gérald Simonneau
    2016
    FR
    Prof Giovanni Sotgiu
    2016
    IT
    Dr Martijn A. Spruit
    2016
    NL
    Prof Jacob Iasha Sznajder
    2016
    USA
    Prof. Dr. Christian Taube
    2016
    NL
    Dr Michele Vitacca
    2016
    IT
  • 2015 Elected Fellows of ERS

    Prof Gary Anderson
    2015
    AU
    Dr. Isabella Annesi-Maesano
    2015
    FR
    Prof Dr. Michel Aubier
    2015
    FR
    Prof G. Walter Canonica
    2015
    IT
    Prof Enrico Maria Clini
    2015
    IT
    Prof Manuel G Cosio
    2015
    IT
    Prof Roland Diel
    2015
    DE
    Dr. Mark Elliott
    2015
    UK
    Prof Valentin Fuster
    2015
    USA
    Prof Robert Hancox
    2015
    NZ
    Prof Dirk Heederik
    2015
    NL
    Prof Carme Hernandez Carcereny
    2015
    ED
    Prof Eric Hoffman
    2015
    USA
    Prof Huib Kerstjens
    2015
    NL
    Prof Stephen Lazarus
    2015
    USA
    Prof Eva Lindberg
    2015
    SE
    Prof Brian J Lipworth
    2015
    UK
    Prof Piero Maestrelli
    2015
    IT
    Prof Alberto Papi
    2015
    IT
    Prof Josep Roca
    2015
    ES
    Prof Antonio Spanevello
    2015
    IT
    Prof Erika von Mutius
    2015
    DE
    Prof Anton Vonk Noordegraaf
    2015
    NL
    Prof Susan Ward
    2015
    UK
  • 2014 Elected Fellows of ERS

    Prof Ian M. Adcock
    2014
    GB
    Prof Dr. Alvar Agusti
    2014
    ES
    Prof Eric W.F.W Alton
    2014
    GB
    Prof Nicolino Ambrosino
    2014
    IT
    Prof Sandra Anderson
    2014
    AU
    Prof Josep M. Anto Boque
    2014
    ES
    Dr. Antonio Anzueto
    2014
    USA
    Prof Joan-Albert Barbera
    2014
    ES
    Prof Peter J. Barnes
    2014
    GB
    Prof Eric D. Bateman
    2014
    ZA
    Prof Richard Beasley
    2014
    NZ
    Prof Elisabeth Bel
    2014
    NL
    Prof Maria Gabriela Belvisi
    2014
    GB
    Prof Leif Bjermer
    2014
    SE
    Prof Judy Black
    2014
    AU
    Prof Dr. Paul Blanc
    2014
    USA
    Prof Francesco Blasi
    2014
    IT
    Prof Demosthenes Bouros
    2014
    GR
    Prof Laurent Brochard
    2014
    CA
    Prof Bert Brunekreef
    2014
    NL
    Prof Vito Brusasco
    2014
    IT
    Prof Guy Brusselle
    2014
    BE
    Prof Sherwood P Burge
    2014
    GB
    Prof Andrew Bush
    2014
    GB
    Prof Peter M. A Calverley
    2014
    GB
    Prof Kai-Håkon Carlsen
    2014
    NO
    Prof Richard Casaburi
    2014
    USA
    Prof Mario Cazzola
    2014
    IT
    Prof Dr. Bartolome Celli
    2014
    USA
    Prof Pascal Chanez
    2014
    FR
    Prof Kenneth R. Chapman
    2014
    CA
    Prof Kian Fan Chung
    2014
    GB
    Prof Dr. Ulrich Costabel
    2014
    DE
    Prof Jeffrey Curtis
    2014
    USA
    Prof Ronald Dahl
    2014
    DK
    Prof Wilfried de Backer
    2014
    BE
    Prof Marc L.A. Decramer
    2014
    BE
    Prof Anh Tuan Dinh-Xuan
    2014
    FR
    Prof Ratko Djukanovic
    2014
    GB
    Prof Claudio F. Donner
    2014
    IT
    Dr Jeffrey Drazen
    2014
    USA
    Prof Stuart Elborn
    2014
    GB
    Prof Charles Feldman
    2014
    ZA
    Dr J. Mark FitzGerald
    2014
    CA
    Prof Nelly Frossard
    2014
    FR
    Prof Dr. Peter Gehr
    2014
    CH
    Prof Jorrit Gerritsen
    2014
    NL
    Prof Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani
    2014
    DE
    Prof Gerald John Gibson
    2014
    GB
    Prof Rik Gosselink
    2014
    BE
    Dr David Gozal
    2014
    USA
    Prof Malcolm Green
    2014
    GB
    Prof Felix Herth
    2014
    DE
    Prof Dr. Pieter S. Hiemstra
    2014
    NL
    Prof Stephen T. Holgate
    2014
    GB
    Prof John Michael Hughes
    2014
    GB
    Prof Marc Humbert
    2014
    FR
    Prof Charlie Irvin
    2014
    USA
    Prof Christer Janson
    2014
    SE
    Prof Peter Jeffery
    2014
    GB
    Prof Sebastian L. Johnston
    2014
    GB
    Prof Paul Jones
    2014
    GB
    Prof Guy F. Joos
    2014
    BE
    Prof Nino Kuenzli
    2014
    CH
    Dr Peter Lange
    2014
    DK
    Prof Geoffrey J Laurent
    2014
    AU
    Prof Peter Le Souef
    2014
    AU
    Prof Bo Lundbäck
    2014
    SE
    Dr. Joseph Lynch
    2014
    USA
    Prof William MacNee
    2014
    GB
    Dr David Mannino
    2014
    USA
    Prof Herman Meurs
    2014
    NL
    Prof Giovanni Battista Migliori
    2014
    IT
    Dr Marc Miravitlles
    2014
    ES
    Dr Jay Nadel
    2014
    USA
    Prof Stefano Nava
    2014
    IT
    Prof Benoit Nemery
    2014
    BE
    Prof Laurent Pierre Nicod
    2014
    CH
    Dr Michael Niederman
    2014
    USA
    Prof Denis O’Donnell
    2014
    CA
    Prof Paul O’Byrne
    2014
    CA
    Prof Ian Douglas Pavord
    2014
    GB
    Prof Dr. Paolo Pelosi
    2014
    IT
    Dr Cesar Picado
    2014
    ES
    Prof Michael Polkey
    2014
    GB
    Prof Dr. Dirkje Postma
    2014
    NL
    Prof Klaus Friedrich Rabe
    2014
    DE
    Prof Felix Ratjen
    2014
    CA
    Dr Mario C. Raviglione
    2014
    CH
    Dr Lee B. Reichman
    2014
    USA
    Prof Josef Riedler
    2014
    AT
    Prof Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin
    2014
    ES
    Prof Andrea Rossi
    2014
    IT
    Prof Giovanni A. Rossi
    2014
    IT
    Prof Michael Roth
    2014
    CH
    Prof Marina Saetta
    2014
    IT
    Prof Annemie Schols
    2014
    NL
    Prof Malcolm Sears
    2014
    CA
    Prof Werner Seeger
    2014
    DE
    Prof David Shu Hui
    2014
    HK
    Prof Peter Sly
    2014
    AU
    Prof Rosalind Smyth
    2014
    GB
    Dr Joan B. Soriano
    2014
    ES
    Prof Dr. Peter Sterk
    2014
    NL
    Prof Robert A. Stockley
    2014
    GB
    Prof Neil Thomson
    2014
    GB
    Prof Antoni Torres
    2014
    ES
    Prof Thierry Troosters
    2014
    BE
    Prof Stefan Uhlig
    2014
    DE
    Prof Dirk van Raemdonck
    2014
    BE
    Prof Geert Verleden
    2014
    BE
    Prof Jørgen Vestbo
    2014
    DK
    Prof Giovanni Viegi
    2014
    IT
    Prof Claus Vogelmeier
    2014
    DE
    Prof Adam Wanner
    2014
    USA
    Prof John Oliver Warner
    2014
    GB
    Prof Wisia Wedzicha
    2014
    GB
    Prof Ewald R. Weibel
    2014
    CH
    Prof Dr. Tobias Welte
    2014
    DE
    Prof Moira K.B Whyte
    2014
    GB
    Prof Ashley Woodcock
    2014
    GB
    Prof Mark A. Woodhead
    2014
    GB
    Prof Emiel F. M Wouters
    2014
    NL
    Prof R. Graham Barr
    2014
    USA
    Prof Sven-Erik Dahlén
    2014
    SE
    Prof Dr. Walter Vincken
    2014
    BE
    Prof Leonardo M. Fabbri
    2014
    IT
    Prof Dr. Oliver Eickelberg
    2014
    DE
    Prof Dr. Christoph Lange
    2014
    DE