Short Term Fellowship


EFIS and Immunology Letters (IL) award short-term fellowships for up to 3 months of support for purposes of transnational scientific collaboration or advanced training in techniques or methodologies. The EFIS-IL Short-term Fellowship allowance is € 1.750/month and is awarded directly to the fellowship holder. In addition, EFIS will reimburse travel costs up to € 500. Eligibility criteria follow below.

Congratulations to the most recent recipients of EFIS-IL Short-term Fellowships 

  • José Manuel Rodrigo Muñoz, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Fundación Jiménez Díaz, to study the epigenetic editing of mucus related genes on airway epithelial cells by CRISPR-Cas9 as a possible therapeutic approach for respiratory diseases c/o the University Medical Center Groningen
  • Ana Isabel Martins Fernandes, Universidade do Porto, traveling to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany) to pursue research on the metabolic reprogramming of macrophages upon infection with clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Piera Filomena Fiore, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambin Gesù (Rome), to study the use of 3D organoids to investigate the interactions between NK cells and pancreatic tumor cells c/o the Technische Universität München
  • Gian Pietro Pietri, Center for Proteomics, University of Rijeka, will investigate the development of polysaccharide-specific monoclonal antibodies for the identification of protective epitopes c/o the CIC bioGUNE - Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (Bilbao)
  • Vanessa Marie-Christine Krémer, Institut Pasteur (Paris), will visit the ETH Zürich to conduct a project titled "Untangling the NETs: deciphering neutrophil activation"

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a member of an EFIS-affiliated society (exceptions to this may apply only for applicants from European countries without a national society);
  • Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger and must hold at least a Master's degree (an extension of this age limit of up to 18 months may be granted for maternity/paternity leave, civil or military service, etc.);
  • The proposed stay must be conducted in a European institution;
  • Fellowships are not awarded in order to attend courses, symposia, meetings or congresses;
  • Fellowships are not renewable and can be held only once;
  • Fellowships cannot be awarded retroactively or if a stay has already begun, nor can they be held simultaneously with awards or funding made available by other sources or organizations, to prolong visits begun under other auspices, or as a means to bridge between research visits funded by other organizations.

To apply for an EFIS-IL short-term fellowship, please provide all required information in the online application form below.


Documents to submit:

  • Short curriculum vitae (.doc or .pdf)
  • List of publications (.doc or .pdf)
  • Project proposal (max 2 pages, .doc or .pdf). The proposal should sufficiently summarize the aim, background, objectives and working plan of the proposed research stay.
  • Letter of recommendation (from the current institute) (.doc or .pdf)
  • Acceptance letter from the head/supervisor of the host Institute (.doc or .pdf)
  • Proof of membership in an EFIS-affiliated society (.doc or .pdf)


The EFIS Board evaluates applications at its periodic meetings, held every 3-4 months.

November 7th, 2020