IBSA Foundation Fellowships

2021 Call

With the aim of promoting and allowing young and talented researchers to do great science, IBSA Foundation offers
6 fellowships of € 30,000 in the following research fields:
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Fertility and Urology
  • Orthopaedics and Rheumatology, Pain Medicine
  • and for the 2021 special edition "Regenerative Medicine"

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit their proposals no later than the 31st of December 2021 on the dedicated platform and shall provide the following additional documents as separate files:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of PubMed publications (max.5) of the past five years
  • Cover letter of a short self-presentation
Applications and supporting documentation are accepted only via the online application system.

Evaluation criteria

Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Quality of the project to be developed in the host laboratory (Feasibility - Originality - Scientific value)
  • CV of the candidate with particular emphasis on the research experience
  • Appropriateness of the host laboratory for the proposed research

The projects of applicants, who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution different from the laboratory of origin receive an additional 10% scoring value by the Scientific Board.


The budget (before taxes and duties) includes funding for salary and mobility costs, and is intended to cover the cost of living for 12 months. The fellowship is compatible with other awards and can be used to increase the salary.

Bench fees, overheads, funds for consumables or any other financial benefits for the host supervisor/the receiving institute are not covered.

Projects must start by 2022 and fellowship holders cannot move the beginning of the fellowship to the following year.

The salary rate depends on the country being visited and may be subject to taxation. The IBSA Foundation cannot advise on respective national tax regulations and we recommend fellowship winners to contact the relevant authorities in the host country.

Acknowledgements & Responsibilities

Publications related to the research awarded should acknowledge our support in the acknowledgement section of the manuscript and should read "IBSA Foundation for scientific research".

Each publication, press release or any other document or media communication citing results from the research carried out during the fellowship appointment must include an acknowledgement reading "IBSA Foundation for scientific research".

Every year winners are required to reply to the survey mailed by the IBSA Foundation. The reply is mandatory, as well as the prompt notification of any changes of e-mail and phone number details.

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