ECCO Research Fellowships for International Applicants

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ECCO Research Fellowships for International Applicants

The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO) is offering two research fellowships for young and enthusiastic basic and/or clinical scientists to promote and encourage innovative research in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Applicants from European countries and non-European countries are eligible these fellowships. Applicants must have a hosting laboratory and/or department outside one’s own country, which has accepted to host and guide the fellow under the supervision of a designated host for the duration of the fellowship. Fellowships worth of  EUR 40,000 are awarded for the duration of one year.
 
Study Subject (s): Fellowships are offered in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to pursue research program.
Scholarship Provider: The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO)
Scholarship can be taken at: Europe
 
Eligibility: In order to be eligible, the candidate must:
1. Not be older than 40 years or still in training at the time of application
2. Submit an original research project using the “ECCO Fellowships/Grants Technical Appendix”, not exceeding 13 pages
3. Having a hosting laboratory and/or department outside one’s own country, which has accepted to host and guide the Fellow under the supervision of a designated host for the duration of the Fellowship. The hosting institution is responsible, together with the Fellow, for the successful completion of the project
4. If your hosting institute holds a current ECCO Fellowship, then another application for this period is not possible. Therefore, an institution cannot apply for two ECCO Fellowships in consecutive years.
5. ECCO Fellowship applicants and their hosts need to be ECCO Members (at the time of application)
6. ECCO Fellowship applicants are not limited to the ECCO Member Countries and can apply for non-European countries, but the benefit to ECCO has to be clearly stated
7. Fellowships aim to enhance the opportunity for IBD trainees to work in European centres. The principal purpose is to enhance the fabric and scientific contribution of ECCO. Exceptional circumstances such as an ECCO Member from an ECCO Member state travelling to a non-member state will be considered, but such an application is likely to receive a lower priority than an ECCO Member from a non-European country visiting Europe.
 
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from European countries and non-European countries can apply for these fellowships.
 
Scholarship Description: The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO) offers Research Fellowships to encourage and help young individuals in their career and promote innovative scientific research in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Europe. Applicants should be aware that these awards are offered to promote and encourage innovative research in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases by young and enthusiastic basic and/or clinical scientists. Individuals with a well established career in the field of IBD research are not considered eligible for these fellowships.
 
Number of award (s): Up to two ECCO Fellowships may be given each year.
 
Duration of award (s): The duration of the award is one year.
 
What does it cover? A total amount of 40.000 Euro will be awarded for one ECCO Fellowship Salary of the fellow in 2013. If, after the award of an ECCO Fellowship, a separate application for funding the project is successful, then the host is required to inform SciCom. This is to allow appropriate discussion of a separate funding body providing the salary of the individual and recognition of ECCO support.
 
Selection Criteria: All projects will be reviewed and scored by the members of the ECCO Scientific Committee with external review requested and expected, based on the following criteria:
-Originality and innovative nature of the proposal
-Methodology
-Feasibility
-International scientific level of the research team
-CV of the applicant
-Importance of the project in the field of IBD
-Impact for ECCO
 
How to Apply: All applicants should submit a proposal for a research project using the “ECCO Fellowships/Grants Technical Appendix”, not exceeding 13 pages. The proposal should be written in Word format. Applications should be sent to the head of the Scientific Committee of ECCO.
 
Deadline: The deadline for applications is October 1, 2013.

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