ESSR fellowship award

The ESSR Fellowship Award

Members of ESSR are conducting important research, however, more collaboration within the ESSR is desirable. The ESSR wishes to foster cooperation and collaboration between various members and their departments especially those in different countries. The ESSR Fellowship Award was established in 2008 with the specific aim of increasing collaboration in surgical research within the ESSR.

How to apply for the Fellowship Award

The application for the ESSR Fellowship must include a candidate who is a paying member of ESSR. The project should involve at least two departments from different countries within the ESSR network. The application should describe a project plan (max. 3 pages) stating the aim, background, methods, importance, and budget signed by all involved departments. The hosts of the different departments must be paying members of ESSR. The deadline for the application is 1st of February of the corresponding year and it should be submitted to the Secretary General or the President (see the contact page)

Summarized the application contains:

  1.  Project plan (aim, background, methods, importance , time plan, and budget)
  2.  CV and publications of the candidate
  3.  CV and publications of the hosts
    Please indicate whether applicants are paying members of ESSR.

The General Committee will select the best project based on its scientific merits. The decision will be announced at the ESSR Congress during the General Assembly. The Award consists of an grant of € 3000.

Procedures to follow as an Awardee

Please collect and fill in a complete expense report (request it here) together with the scan of your Award Certificate and ESSR membership Certificate and send it to our Treasurer (see the contact page). Our treasurer will organise the bank transfer within ten business days. As it might be a bank transfer outside the European Union, please contact the Treasurer if you have not received the award money within this period of time.

Please Note!: One year after receiving the ESSR Fellowship Award, the candidate must report the (preliminary) research outcome at the ESSR Congress. This presentation will be given a separate and distinct place in the scientific program normally after the Walter Brendel Award session.

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Fellowship of the ESSR Program (FESSR)

ESSR members are encouraged to send their applications to the FESSR Program (

Deadline for 2018:  April 30, 2018

Scientific Committee for FESSR:

Prof. Rene Tolba

Dr. Jaroslav Chlupac

Dr. Zoltan Czigany

Further details can be found here.