TABLE 1

Current ERS fellowship portfolio as of June 2019

ProgrammeSpecific scheme(s)Call deadline(s) and durationEstimated success rate#
Short-term Research Fellowship (STRF)
Lead ERS person: Fellowships and Awards Director (ERS Science Council)
  • Standard

  • International

  • Scientifically developing countries

  • Walther Guerrero Ciquero (TB)

  • In memory of Dr Valia Kechagia

  • Jointly funded with the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

  • Jointly funded with the Indian Chest Society (ICS)

  • Jointly funded with the Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS)

  • Emiel F.M. Wouters STRF programme

Deadline(s): 1 April and 1 October every year
Fellowship duration: 1–3 months
20–30%
Long-term Research Fellowship (LTRF)
Lead ERS person: Fellowships and Awards Director (ERS Science Council)
  • Standard

  • International

  • Scientifically developing countries

  • Child lung health (paediatrics)

  • Jointly funded with European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

  • Jointly funded with the Asociación Latinoamericana de Tórax (ALAT)

  • Jointly funded with the German Center for Lung Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung; DZL)

  • Jointly funded with the Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica (SEPAR)

  • Jointly funded with the Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (SPLF)

Deadline: Mid-January each year (please consult website for exact dates)
Fellowship duration: 6–12 months, except for DZL centres in Germany (24 months)
20–25%
Clinical Training Fellowship (CTF)
Lead ERS person: Education Council Chair (ERS Education Council)
  • Standard

  • International

  • Scientifically developing countries

  • Jointly funded with the Indian Chest Society (ICS)

Deadline(s): 1 April and 1 October every year
Fellowship duration: 1–6 months
20–25%
RESPIRE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship
Lead ERS person: Fellowships and Awards Director (ERS Science Council)
  • 24-month European fellowships

  • 36-month global fellowships

This programme receives co-funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreements number 847462
Deadline(s): 1 May during 2020–2021–2022 (three calls based on grant agreement with EU)
Fellowship duration: 24 or 36 months
Less than 15%
Guideline Methodology Fellowship
Lead ERS person: Guidelines Director (ERS Science Council)
This programme encompasses two parts:
  • The first is dedicated to training in systematic reviews and is hosted by Cochrane Iberoamerica in Barcelona, Spain

  • The second focuses on developing guidelines and is hosted by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in Manchester, UK

Deadline: June every year (please consult website for exact dates)
Fellowship duration: 6 months
Less than 15%
Joint Public Health Fellowship
Lead ERS person: Fellowships and Awards Director (ERS Science Council) in collaboration with The Union
• The ERS and The Union Joint Public Health Fellowship in Respiratory Infections programme was launched in 2018 as a pilot scheme
• The fellowship recipient is hosted by The Union
Deadline: 1 December 2019
Duration: 12 months
Less than 15% (based on first pilot call only)

#: estimation only, as the success rate depends on the number of applications received for each call. For the latest news and developments, please consult the ERS website: www.ersnet.org/professional-development/fellowships