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The purpose of the ERA-EDTA Young Fellowship Programme is to support basic and clinical research in the field of Nephrology in Europe. In particular to favour the growth of young investigators, to spread specific clinical techniques of Nephrology to all the European Countries and to improve the clinical skills of young nephrologists.
In addition, the ERA-EDTA Young Fellowship Programme will facilitate scientific exchange and collaboration between European Research Institutions and clinical cooperation between European Renal Centres.
ERA-EDTA supports DIFFERENT KINDS OF FELLOWSHIPS for young nephrologists (≤ 40 years old):
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (which can be long or short term Fellowships, LTF/STF) intended for advanced training through research and/or promoting a research collaboration between two institutions. The duration of LTF must be more than 6 months (181 days) but no longer than 12 months (365 days, 366 in case of leap year). The STF duration is from a minimum of 2 months (60 days) to a maximum of 6 months (180 days). The evaluation Procedure is performed by the ERA-EDTA Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and approved by the ERA-EDTA Council. CLINICAL FELLOWSHIPS (only short term Fellowships, STF), intended for training in specific clinical techniques. The duration of these STF goes from 2 months (60 days) to 6 months (180 days). The evaluation Procedure is performed by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and approved by the ERA-EDTA Council.
RESEARCH REGISTRY FELLOWSHIPS (which can be ultra-short, USTF, only) intended for supporting the Registry related activities of the association (e.g. ERA-EDTA Registry, ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry, EURODOPPS). The duration of these USTF is from a minimum of 4 weeks (28 days) to a maximum of 6 weeks (42 days). The candidate will be selected by a small committee selected by the ERA-EDTA Registry and then approved by the ERA-EDTA Council. In case of doubt SAB (Chair; Co-Chair and Secretary-Coordinator) will be consulted. The candidate applying for the Registry fellowships to work on data from the EURODOPPS project should also submit a separate Research Application Form to the EURDOPPS selection committee. More information and the Research Application Form can be found on:http://www.era-edta-reg.org/index.jsp?p=EURODOPPS.
These fellowships are intended for young Greek Nephrologists only and are held in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Hellenic Society of Nephrology: these Fellowships are, however, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The evaluation Procedure is performed by the ERA-EDTA Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and maximum two Fellowships per year can be assigned (one LTF and one STF), the option available are the same as for the Young Fellowship Programme: RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (which can be long or short term Fellowships, LTF/STF) intended for advanced training through research and/or promoting a research collaboration between two institutions. The duration of LTF must be more than 6 months (181 days) but no longer than 12 months (365 days, 366 in case of leap year). The STF duration is from a minimum of 2 months (60 days) to a maximum of 6 months (180 days). CLINICAL FELLOWSHIPS (only short term Fellowships, STF), intended for training in specific clinical techniques. The duration of these fellowships goes from 2 months (60 days) to 6 months (180 days). To these Fellowships are applied the same regulations applied to the ERA-EDTA YOUNG FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME Fellowships.
In the frame of the Young Fellowship Programme, from 2006 till 2016, 97 STF and 88 LTF have been attributed and, starting from September 2009, the Programme is no more restricted to exchanges among different European Countries, but is also allowed within the same country; nevertheless, priority is given to Fellowship exchanges among different countries.
In the frame of the Registry Fellowships initiative, from 2015, 3 USTF Registry Fellowships have been attributed.
In the frame of Fellowships for young Greek nephrologists initiative, from 2016, 2 fellowships have been assigned: 1 STF and 1 LTF.
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, FYRM of Macedonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. * This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
The Fellowships for young Greek nephrologists are open to young Greek nephrologists only.
The applicants to the Young Fellowship Programme fellowships and Fellowships for young Greek nephrologists can propose to have the fellowship in any centre within the ERA-EDTA geographical Area.
Moreover, in order to help the applicants to find a receiving centre, the Association invited Clinical and Research Centres within its geographical area which are willing to receive a fellow to manifest their availability and created two lists. You may find the lists as well as all details concerning the Centres at the following links: