ECTS launched a new Fellowship programme for our New Investigator members. This one-year Fellowship programme is open to both pre-clinical and clinical researchers and will be used exclusively to fund research in the area of bone disease. Two separate calls for basic/translational and clinical fellowship are available.
The 2023 Call for Applications is now closed.
Please read carefully the below guidelines before submitting an application.
Basic / Translational Call
- The Fellowship period is 1 year
- Two grants of €10,000 (Euros) each, which shall be deployed to cover salary costs, consumables and supplies relating to the research project
- The Fellowship covers two calls: one clinical and one basic/translational. If no satisfactory candidates from one call, ECTS will reserve the rights to transfer the grant to the other call.
- Successful applicants are requested to attend ECTS 2023 Congress during which awardees are announced.
- The agreed project must be started within 6 months and the grant will be paid to the Host Institution in two instalments
- Any presentation or publication of the data should mention the support of the work by the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)
- Upon completion of the project, ECTS will reserve its right to ask the award recipient to present the results of the research produced in the format / session it deems most appropriate during the ECTS Congress
- In the event the award recipient is unable to complete the research or desires to discontinue the research before its completion, the award recipient will be required to return all unexpended funds within 30 days of notification and any remaining award will be cancelled.
- After receiving the award the winner must make him/herself available to present the data of the research project within a maximal delay of 2 years
- Applicants must be within 5 years of graduation to MD or PhD (excluding maternity/paternity leaves) and must not hold permanent faculty positions
- The grant will be used exclusively to support basic/translational or clinical research in the area of bone disease. The aim of the research is to generate initial data or a proof of concept that will enable the applicant to apply for a bigger project. The fellowship project must not be part of an already funded research project
- The independent contribution of the applicant in the design of the project must be clearly visible
- The applicant must be an ECTS member and be working in a European institution (but no restriction on the applicant’s nationality). Applications will be considered from European members who are working in an International institution if a strong case can be presented for performing the research outside Europe
- Recipients of previous ECTS Fellowships and Research Grants are not eligible to apply
- Applications from previous winning applicants or supervisors for funding the same or similar project will not be considered
- Unsuccessful candidates from previous ECTS Fellowships or Grant Programmes are encouraged to apply
- Successful applicants shall be active Members for the full duration of the programme and are required to provide testimonial and feedback on the fellowship experience
Review Process & Notifications
- All applications are reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers. The final decision is based on the marks and comments from the reviewers and any conflicts of interest are identified and dealt with appropriately.
- Applicants will be informed regularly of the status of review and final notifications are planned by the end of March 2023.
Congratulations to our 2023 Fellowship Awardees
Heike Weidner, PhD
ECTS Clinical Fellowship
Eva Maria Wölfel, PhD
ECTS Basic Fellowship