The EADV Research Fellowship is a scholarship funded by the EADV with the aim of supporting the research training of junior Dermatologists-Venereologists, residents in Dermatology- Venereology, or junior scientists in a high standard academic centre.


Purpose and tenure

The purpose of the EADV Research Fellowship is to provide support for young dermatologists or trainees in Dermatology- Venereology or junior scientists from other basic science disciplines (post-doctoral scientists) to receive advanced training on basic or clinical research in Dermatology and Venereology in a high standard clinical or research center in a country other than their own.

The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to support the initiation of an academic career by the Fellow/ Young Investigator, to transfer knowledge and technical skills to the Home Institution and promote the establishment of research collaborations among European and international centers.

The EADV Research Fellowship lasts for 12 months and should start within the first trimester of the year after submission (January to March). This is following a formal evaluation of the application process by the PPRC and approval by the EADV Board at the annual EADV meeting. Period shorter than 12 months will not be accepted.

Eligibility Criteria

An established agreement between the candidate Fellow and a research or clinical center (Host Institution) that offers excellent research opportunities for the particular research subject and has accepted the candidate for a one year fellowship. The criteria for candidate Fellows are:

The fellow is either way:

  • A dermatologist - venereologist,
  • A resident in Dermatology – Venereology, or
  • A junior scientist with special interest in Dermatology-Venereology (post-doctoral scientist)
  • The Fellow can be either of European Nationality (5 positions available) or Non-European Nationality (1 position available).
  • The fellow should be under the age of 40 on the day of application.
  • The fellow has previous published experience in the field of research he or she is planning to engage in or have a track record in skin research documented by his/her publication records.
  • A detailed project that will be submitted by the candidate.

Criteria for fellowships

The PPRC Committee reviews each application based on the following criteria:


Topics of interest

  • Originality/novelty
  • Adequacy of objectives
  • Scientific interest
  • Impact for patient care or research field

Project materialization

  • Adequacy of time plan
  • Adequacy of allocated funds


  • Adequacy with objects
  • Validity of the methods proposed

Quality of PI/Host institution

  • Quality of PI/Host institution

Quality of candidate

  • Quality of candidate

Level of support

The EADV Research Fellowship recipient will be supported by a sum of 30'000 euros for their travel and living expenses and their insurance coverage during the training period.

Progress/Final Report and Publications

Fellowship recipients are required to submit a progress report whitin the first 6 months and a final report at the end of the research period on the undertaken work and to inform the EADV of their proposed appointment upon conclusion of the research period. The report must be sent to the PPRC within one month of completing the research period signed by both, the Fellow and the Research Supervisor.

Fellowship recipients are encouraged to submit an abstract to the EADV annual Congress, following the end of the research period.

The results of the research work may be published in any peer-review Journal, although publication to the JEADV is also encouraged. The Fellow is expected to acknowledge the support by the EADV in any publication pertaining to the research work conducted during his/her Fellowship.

How to apply

The application deadline is 1 April 2021.

Successful applicants will be notified end of November 2021.

The Committee does not provide a detailed review for non-approved fellowships.


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Important: only applications submitted online will be reviewed by the committee. Hard copies will not be accepted.