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ESTS Biology Club Fellowship 2022

Applications Closed 1 March 2022
Host Institutions Biology Club Fellowships


A research fellowship offered for 12 months to young scientists and clinicians with the aim of getting an insight and special knowledge of clinical, translational or basic science research concepts or techniques not available at the home institution.  The home institution should benefit from the research training when the applicant returns, by leading to research developments and activities back onsite.

Grant amount

60.000 EUR for one year

Eligibility criteria

Trainee for thoracic surgery
Adequate skills in English
ESTS Member
Open to both European and non-European based candidates.
After completion of the fellowship, the applicant shall return to her/his home institution to apply the acquired skills; at the home institution appropriate facilities and resources must be available.

Application and Selection process

Applicants must submit a project proposal for lung cancer research, their CV, bibliography and letter of support of the home institution Head of Department.

The Biology Club members (Brendon Stiles, Laurens Ceulemans and Olivia Lauk),  the Director of Education Nuria Novoa and the Treasurer Isabelle Opitz will review the applications and choose the candidates based on the originality and feasibility of the project.

Short listed candidates for the Fellowship will be expected to present their project during the Biology Club session at the 30th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery being held in The Hague, 19 - 21 June 2022.


Outcomes of the research projects are encouraged to be published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

Fellowship awardees are expected to write a final summary and a financial report and will present his/her research work during the next ESTS Annual Conference after completion of his/her fellowship.

Host Institutions - please indicate your preference on your application


Applications closed Tuesday 1 March 2022

Please submit your project proposal and application to:
Sue Hesford, Executive Director 




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