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ERS | EMBO Fellowships



The joint ERS | EMBO Fellowships Programme is a new collaboration between EMBO and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) launched in December 2012. The goal of this joint programme is to encourage collaboration between clinicians and basic researchers and to bring more clinicians into basic science. The ERS is interested in offering such fellowships particularly to clinicians working in the field of respiratory medicine. Building European expertise in the area of respiratory health and promoting excellence in molecular biology research is key for both organisations.

Two long-term fellowships for up to one year and four short-term fellowships for one to three months will be offered. ERS |EMBO joint fellowships are basic science fellowships in respiratory science with a research project in molecular biology.


 Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowships

  • Candidates should be actively engaged in research/science/practice that is relevant to respiratory medicine, and have appropriate scientific or medical qualifications.
  • Applicants must be postgraduates holding a university degree in medicine/science (MD, MSc, PhD, MD-PhD). As a minimum requirement, applicants need to have graduated with an MD, MSc or equivalent at the time of application. Candidates may also be qualified healthcare professionals (non-MD) working in respiratory medicine/health (nurses, physiotherapists, respiratory function technologists, allied respiratory professionals). 
  • As the purpose of the fellowship is to bring clinicians into the field of basic science, candidates who have a strong clinical background (MDs and MDs-PhDs) will be favoured and prioritized during the selection process.
  • All applications must involve intra-European exchange with either home or host country being an EMBC Member State.
  • Candidates must be ERS members. The ERS membership fee is free for members under 35.



Long-Term Fellowships

Applications' deadline is on 31 January each year. 

To apply go to the ERS website.

Detailed application guidelines and rules & regulations are available at

Short-Term Fellowships

Applications' deadlines are on 15 April and 1 October each year. To apply go to the ERS website

Detailed application guidelines and rules & regulations are available at




 Long-Term Fellowships

  • To view the 2014 subsistence rates table go to ERS Rules and regulations p.15
  • Up to three months paid parental leave
  • Travel: flat rate 200 EUR for 500km, 700 EUR for above 500km (towards each the fellow, the spouse and children)

Short-Term Fellowships




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Michele GarfinkelMichele Garfinkel
Programme Manager
T. +49 6221 8891 552


Alessandra BendiscioliSandra Bendiscioli
Programme Officer
T. + 49 6221 8891 119