This annual international research fellowship run by ESSKA-AFAS was established in 2014 following the passing of Prof. Pau Golanó. It is designed for promising young orthopaedic researchers of the Foot and Ankle. Each year two positions are available. It will enable researchers to spend three months in one of ESSKA-AFAS’s affiliated surgical centres.
Purposes of the fellowship:
• To expand knowledge of Foot and Ankle surgery and research. The chosen Fellows will have intimate access to the Centres’ expertise, and will work alongside acknowledged leaders in the field.
• To perform research in the areas-of-interest of one of the affiliated centres.
The ESSKA-AFAS affiliated centres are:
Amsterdam Medical Centre (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. C. Niek van Dijk firstname.lastname@example.org & Prof. Dr. Gino Kerkhoffs email@example.com
Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, USA)
Dr. John Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org
Fortius Clinic (London, United Kingdom)
Dr. James Calder email@example.com
The Henrique Research Centre (Porto, Portugal) will provide additional scientific support from their clinical-research director when required. firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates must submit a Foot and Ankle research topic, including a study plan for the three month period. The research topic ought to be consonant with the research interests of the affiliated centres. The study plan should not exceed 1000 words (Word format, Arial12 font). It must include a short introduction to the topic, study purpose, main study question(s), hypothesis, material and methods, and a realistic time-frame.
The study plan, accompanied by a CV and a minimum of two references, must be part of your application.
All related topics are admissible for application, including epidemiology, basic science (morphologic, biology or biomechanics), surgical or conservative treatment. For information on the research lines of the affiliated centres please contact the centres directly. Preferably the application should be tailored for, and supported by, one of the affiliated centres, although it could also be a general application (not specifically directed to one of the centres). The ESSKA-AFAS Board will attempt an even distribution of candidates to the involved centres.
The ESSKA-AFAS Fellowship Committee will examine all submissions, and the final decision will be made by a jury comprising programme directors from the three centres, and a fourth member allocated by the ESSKA-AFAS Board. Those candidates who are selected may receive a revised version of their study plan, which they must acknowledge within two weeks.
There are two positions per year. The fellowship duration for each position is three months.
Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two positions.
The Fellowship stipend covers travel, accommodation, meals and minor expenses to a maximum of 7500 Euro for a 3 month period.
Do you qualify for this fellowship?
To qualify, you must:
• be a certified orthopaedic surgeon, an orthopaedic surgeon in training, or be registered for an orthopaedic PhD
• be under 40 at point of application
• speak English fluently
• be a European citizen (which includes Turkey)
• make yourself available for the duration of the Fellowship
• be prepared to submit a written report at the end of the programme
• be prepared to submit at least one publication to a
peer-reviewed journal, within a year from the programme
• be prepared to present your work to ESSKA-AFAS or ESSKA Meetings, upon the Board’s invitation
• not have held this fellowship before
• have an account with a European or US bank
• be (or immediately become) an ESSKA-AFAS member
How to apply:
Please use the registration button above. Please note that incomplete application forms will be rejected. By applying/registering for this event you agree that ESSKA may use your contact details for future communications.
When is the deadline?
We must receive your application by 3 June 2018.
Whom should you contact in ESSKA?
For queries and difficulties, please contact email@example.com
Note: Visa applications do not lie in the field of ESSKA’s power or liability. Therefore all costs and expenses related to or caused by immigration matters remain at the selected Fellow's only charge.