Selection to the ECTS Academy is highly competitive and acceptance is a prestigious achievement that will support your professional success.
The ECTS Academy was founded in 2016 and supports career development and progression of the best young clinical and basic researchers working in the musculoskeletal field in Europe. Its aim is to promote scientific excellence and international collaboration, and to develop the next generation of leaders that will help secure the future of the ECTS. There are currently 33 Academy members from 12 countries. Each year 6-10 new members are selected through a rigorous and competitive application process for a term of 5 years.
Academy members are extremely active, publishing important papers and accepting invitations to present their work at national and international meetings. In 2017 alone Academy members had over 100 publications, more than 170 oral and poster presentations and gave 35 invited talks. Eight members received research awards, 16 were appointed to committees or boards of learned musculoskeletal research societies, and 2 have obtained academic promotions. More news and exciting developments are constantly emerging here as the Academy consolidates and members continue their spectacular development.
This phenomenal success is achieved with support from the ECTS, which offers many benefits to Academy members including opportunities to:
(i) enjoy free registration at the ECTS Annual Congress for 5 years
(ii) contribute to the general and Academy-specific programmes of the ECTS Annual Congress
(iii) obtain confidential career development advice from a wide range of experienced volunteers who act as mentors to develop personal and professional competencies
(iv) participate in a range of educational, outreach, web-based activities and an annual Academy scientific retreat
(v) receive a personal research grant of €2500, and
(vi) establish scientific networks and personal contacts that will help foster career progression and research collaborations.
Applications are currently being accepted from candidates who are ECTS members working in the musculoskeletal field in Europe. Full eligibility criteria for basic scientists and for clinical researchers are available here and applications should be made on-line here .