European Society of Surgical Oncology Training fellowship for surgeons 2018


Applicants are invited for the The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)  training fellowships to support trainees in Surgical Oncology. Young surgeons whom are eligible will be considered for this program.

About the Award: The aim of this Fellowship is to allow young surgeons to visit a specialist center outside of their own country and help them expand their experience and learn new techniques.
ESSO was founded in 1981 to advance the art, science and practice of surgery for the treatment of cancer. Central to achieving this objective is ESSO’s willingness to collaborate, interact and foster an open exchange with a range of other specialities.

Application Deadline: 31st October, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All countries

To be taken at (country): The fellowship must take place in a country other than the applicant’s current place of training. European applicants may choose to visit European or non-European units, while non-European applicants must choose to visit a European center.

Eligible Field of Study: Fellowships are available for clinical training or research training to young surgeons in the field of Surgical Oncology.

Type: Medical Fellowships


  • Applicants must be a specialist, trainee or junior doctor with a declared intention of specializing in a sub-specialty of surgical oncology (breast, upper GI,  hepatobiliary and pancreatic, colorectal, endocrine, head and neck, thoracic, skin cancer and melanoma, gynaecology, urology, sarcoma).
  • Applicants must be or become ESSO members before the start date of the award.
  • Applicants must be younger than 40 years of age or be in a training grade
  • Both European and non-European citizens can apply. European applicants may choose to visit European or non-European units, while non-European applicants must choose to visit a European center.
  • Previous Fellowship recipients will be ineligible to apply for a second award.

Value of Scholarship: The Education and Training Committee grants two types of fellowships each year:

  • 8 standard training fellowships (value 2.000 EUR): from 1 to 3 months
  • 1 major training fellowship (value 10.000 EUR): from 4 to 12 months

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted in English only and include the following information:

  • A motivation letter describing the applicant’s area of interest, research plan and reasons behind the visit
  • A letter of support from their Head of Department
  • A letter of invitation from the Head of the Department they wish to visit
  • A proposal budget sheet estimating how the funds will be spent

All documents must be sent to ESSO Secretariat in a single PDF document.

Apply here

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO).

Important Notes: All successful fellows will be expected to write a report about their experience and provide a testimonial and pictures for publication on the ESSO website within 3 months of return from the fellowship.

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