Junior Short Term Award

 

Junior Short Term Collaboration Award

Application Deadline: August 1, 2014
Notification of Awards: December 2014

Call for applications is closed.

Timeline

Open Call for Applications: March 1, 2015
Deadline for applications: August 3, 2015 NOW CLOSED
Notification of the winners: December, 2015
Award Presentation: At the EHA Congress (June 2016), Copenhagen

Aim

The Junior Short Term Collaboration Award Program is part of the EHA’s Career Development Program. EHA’s Junior Short Term Collaboration Award supports the career development of young scientists who are involved in basic and/or clinical research in hematology. The Junior Short Term Collaboration Award creates the opportunity for those young scientists to work at a host institute for a maximum period of three months. The aim of the program is to facilitate the collaboration with research groups that have techniques or facilities that are unavailable in the applicant's home institute. Fellows working in the host institute also facilitate the development of a continuing collaborative network between hematology institutes.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be, or become, EHA member or EHA Guest upon submitting their application and stay member during the partner fellowship program.
  • Fellowships are also open to EHA members from non-European countries.
  • Applicants should be scientists holding an MD or PhD (or equivalent) or pre-doctoral scientists (PhD students); and they should be engaged in basic or clinical research in hematology.
  • MD graduation may be no more than 12 years ago or the applicant may have no more than 8 years of post-doc experience after PhD graduation. Applicants holding both an MD and a PhD must be within 12 years of MD-graduation. Well documented requests for extension due to maternity leave will be taken into account by the Fellowships & Grants Committee. PhD students should already have some research experience, at least one year of experience at the time of application.
  • Junior Short Term Collaboration Awards are awarded for exchange between different countries. Home and host institutes must be academic research or clinical hematology centers in different countries.
  • Either the home or host institution must be located in Europe.

Terms and Conditions

  • Awardees must agree to comply with the acceptance conditions and reporting requirements.
  • The head of the applicant’s host department/institute and applicant must agree to be responsible to EHA regarding project development, implementation and budgeting.
  • The host institute must provide all facilities for the applicant’s project.
  • Awardees must provide EHA with financial reports regarding costs and spending of the award. Eligible expenses include: consumables, travel/transport, and accommodation.
  • All expenditures must be documented with original receipts, vouchers or invoices.
  • Awardees must provide EHA with reports regarding the results of the exchange and how the grant funds facilitated the collaboration and networking.
  • Applicants must return to their home institute after the fellowship for at least six months.
  • Applicants must agree to respond to follow-up surveys administered by EHA in the future.
  • The applicant may not have any other career development funding provided by EHA at the time of application.

Funding

  • A maximum of 3 awards will be granted. Funding is for a maximum of three months (total for three months: €7,500 if home and host institute both within Europe, €10,000 in case of intercontinental visits).
  • The stipend can be requested for travelling, living costs in the host country and/or to support the cost of research at the host institution.
  • Specification of maximum amount of funding by justification of budget.
  • Successful applicants and their host institution will provide a report to the Fellowship and Grants committee within 3 months of the end of their stay.

How to Apply

  • Submit the required documents of your proposal (as detailed below) to fellowships.grants@ehaweb.org no later than August 3, 2015.
  • All required documents must be collated and submitted as one single pdf file. The file should be named as follows: LastName_FirstName_Junior ShortTermCollaborationAward2015.pdf.
  • Notification November 15, 2015 and presentation of awards at the Annual Congress of EHA in 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Activation of funding within at least one year after award granting.

Applicant’s project proposal should be in English and include:

  1. Letter explaining motivation, including the choice of the host institute, and an outline of the program of proposed study.
  2. A biographical sketch or CV of the applicant
  3. Financial/Budget Plan
  4. Letter of Agreement including written evidence of support from the host institution and home institution. Letter should be signed by the chairpersons of the department of both institutions and supervisors at the home and host institutes.

Selection

Applications will be reviewed by the Fellowships & Grants Committee and will be selected on the basis of the applicants’ academic track record and scientific merit, the quality of the proposal and the potential for European added value, preferably with perceived potential for continued collaboration between host and home institute after the Partner Fellowship period.

Applications will be treated as confidential documents but will inevitably be seen by selected reviewers. The Fellowships & Grants Committee will select the final awardees.

Winners of the Junior Short Term Collaboration Award

Year Name Country
2016Ida HudeCroatia
2016Amina KozaricBosnia and Herzegovina
2016Laura Escribà GarciaSpain