ECTS is not currently accepting exchange grant applications.
A number of successful applications for exchange grants have been received in 2015 and the application for this year has now closed. The application process will open again in 2016.
Criteria and application process
All applicants must be a member of the ECTS.(Membership application form)
The primary aim is to enable researchers to spend time in another laboratory to learn a technique not used in the home laboratory. Grants are also available for medical doctors to attend clinical trials.
The Head of the receiving laboratory must be an ECTS member unless specific reasons justify a visit to a laboratory of a non-member. Applicants may visit a non-European laboratory providing there is no European equivalent. There will be no extra funding for visiting non-European countries.
ECTS Exchange Scholarship Grants support visits of up to 3 months.
The amount will be calculated according to the budget available, the number of applicants and the total amount of expenses claimed.
The Grant is intended as a contribution to travel and subsistence expenses for the duration of the visit. It does not include cover for any spouses or dependents.
All applicants must be a member of ECTSThere is no age limitAll applicants must demonstrate that they will apply the knowledge gained during their visit
Two members of the ECTS Grants Committee – one clinical, one non-clinical – are responsible for overseeing the review process. Each application is first checked for eligibility and then sent to three independent reviewers. These reviewers are selected for their expertise in the appropriate area. The review process is normally expected to take no longer than 3 months.Reviewers are asked for their opinion on the following aspects:
- Quality and originality of the proposal
- Suitability of the chosen receiving laboratory
- Quality of the candidate
- Perceived benefit to the home laboratory
- The feasibility of achieving the goal of the visit and benefit for the project
Successful candidates will be required to submit a report to ECTS within 3 months of their visit. The report should include the following:
1. Introduction/background – why you visited that particular lab
2. The results obtained and skills learned
3. Discussion on results and how new skills/knowledge will be incorporated into your own research Past ECTS Exchange Grants awarded
All applicants must be a member of the ECTS. To apply for membership please click here.