The purpose of the Fellowships for young Greek Nephrologists is to support research in the field of Nephrology and, in particular, to favour the growth of young Greek investigators, to improve their skills and to facilitate research and clinical cooperation among renal Greek centres and renal centres part of the ERA-EDTA geographical area (Europe, countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea).
The applicant has the right to choose any Centre located within the ERA-EDTA geographical area where to do his/her fellowship, however, a parameter for the selection process will concern the feasibility of the proposed fellowship in the chosen Centre.
In order to simplify the contacts between the applicants and the centres, the ERA-EDTA recommends the use of Expertscape. Expertscape can provide detailed information about the geographical location of experts — their countries, cities, and institutions. With this landscape of experts, fellows can choose which ones to contact to possibly start his/her fellowship.
The Long-Term Fellowships for young Greek nephrologists can be only Research Fellowships.
WHAT IT IS OFFERED
The duration of the Greek Long Term Fellowships is from a minimum of 6 months (181 days) to a maximum of 12 months (1 year).
The fellowship subsistence rates are based on the calculations done on the basis of the EMBO -European Molecular Biology Organization-rates: the flat fee figures (available here) are for a period of 12 months and should cover travel and living expense and any work-related taxes and insurances. For a shorter/longer period the amount must be calculated accordingly.
The payment of this fellowship is entirely managed by the Hellenic Society of Nephrology and Stavros Niarchos Foundation and ERA-EDTA cannot be held responsible for any items related to this specific issue.
WHO CAN APPLY
Applications are only considered from ERA-EDTA Members (A and B) residing in Greece whose age will not be over 40 at the time of the application submission.
These fellowships are not restricted to candidates with significant clinical experience, although candidates with little experience have a lower priority.
On completion of the fellowship, the applicants should return back home and thus must have the possibility to return to their Home Institution or to an “equivalent institution”. This has to be indicated in writing by the applicant’s Home Institution or by the equivalent institution. This letter must be submitted with the application form.
Criteria used for the selection.
1. Knowledge transfer from host to home institute and need of this knowledge in the Home Institute
2. Possibility of continuation/implementation of the programme/project c/o the Home Institute
3. Educational status / Age of the applicant
HOW TO APPLY
The Call will be opened on March 5, 2020 and will close on April 30, 2020 (deadline for applications).
In order to submit your Fellowship request you must fill in the online form accessible (to ERA-EDTA members) via My ERA-EDTA
then click on ‘My Member Benefits‘ and select ‘Short Term Clinical Fellowship‘.