Training grants, Fellowships and Awards from the ECFS
The European Cystic Fibrosis Society has developed a range of grants to help CF professionals access quality training throughout Europe.
ECFS Preceptorship programme
The ECFS has partnered with the course ‘Managing the care of children and adults with cystic fibrosis’ held twice a year in London, UK or on-line to offer clinical placements to members of the CF multidisciplinary team. The clinical placement will typically be for two weeks in either the paediatric or adult centre at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK (additional CF Centres will be available at a later date).
ECFS Short Term fellowship
ECFS offers Travel/accommodation support to visit a CF Centre or CF laboratory in Europe to learn a specific technique. These fellowships are not applicable for attendance at ECFS conferences, meetings or sponsored courses where different terms apply.
ECFS Gerd Döring Award
The Gerd Döring is given annually to honour an exceptional early career young European scientist. The award is judged primarily on a paper published in the previous 3 calendar years which has made a significant impact on the understanding or treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.
The award is open to PhD students and post-doctoral researchers with up to a maximum of four years’ academic research experience following the completion of their PhD, or be of equivalent professional standing at the date of publication of the paper.
ECFS Young Investigator Award
The Young Investigator Award consist of a monetary grant of 750 Euro, a free registration to the European Cystic Fibrosis conference and an ECFS Membership subscription. The award is judged on the work presented as an abstract submitted to the European Cystic Fibrosis Conference.