The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Establishes the ECTS Academy for Top PostDoctoral Researchers
The future of excellence in European research requires efficient support structures to enable the best next generation researchers to develop their career. Key aspects include training and networking. With these considerations in mind the European Calcified Tissue Society has established the ECTS Academy to support young musculoskeletal researchers. The concept follows the model of interdisciplinary Young Academies: young researchers self-organise their society to foster personal contact and networking among the most talented young scientists.
“The ECTS Academy will represent the most talented PostDoc researchers in the musculoskeletal field in Europe” said Dr. Claus–C. Glüer, Professor of Medical Physics at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany and ECTS President, “scientific excellence and cooperative engagement for advancing musculoskeletal research are key requirements for being elected to the membership. Its establishment should strengthen the future of musculoskeletal research by attracting top scientists and assisting them in setting up their research network”.
Ten members will be elected every year for a membership duration of five years. The ECTS Academy will not exceed 50 members and during their membership, each fellow will receive a wide range of benefits including free participation at ECTS Annual Congress, personal research grants and scholarships for ECTS supported meetings.
A key benefit is also the access to ECTS members and supporters which include top level scientists in Europe. The ECTS Academy members will be able to network and establish personal contacts. The ECTS Academy will receive funds to support Academy activities. The financial support has been made possible by unrestricted educational grants by corporate sponsors of ECTS including Amgen Europe and AgNovos.
The ECTS together with its Affiliated Societies in more than 20 European Countries will nominate a group of respected European mentors, covering the background of basic, translational, methodological, and clinical science. Mentors will assist candidates in the selection process and also provide valuable career advice.
The ECTS will accept applications for the ECTS Academy between March 1 and April 8, 2016. The first 10 successful applicants will be announced and invited to participate in the ECTS Academy Founding Reception at the ECTS Annual Congress in Rome, May 14-17, 2016.
Interested Mentors, Mentees and Affiliated Societies will find all information on how to become involved on the ECTS Website. More info