Short Term Fellowship

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

  • Paola Kučan Brlić (HID) - from Rijeka to Jerusalem for a project on the the biological relevance of soluble PVR (sPVR)
  • Ŝpela Kos (ISS) - from Ljubljana to Brussels for a project on skin gene electrotransfer of DNA vaccine combined with immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Thomas Bertalot (SIICA) - from Padua to Zweibrücken for a project on the Enteric Nervous System and Dendritic Cells: Two Players In Tolerance Failure In Celiac Disease?
  • Kamar-Sulu Atretkhany (RSI) - from Moscow to Mainz for a project on the role of TNFR2-mediated signaling in the development of T regulatory cells and control of autoimmune neuroinflammation
  • Francesca Mantile (SIICA) - from Naples to Bonn for a project on the neuroimmunology of Alzheimers Disease vaccination
  • Rossana Franzin (SIICA) - from Bari to Groningen for a project on the analysis of tubular senescence and renal fibrosis in Complement Receptor  (C5aR1 -/- and C5aR2 -/-) deficient mice during ischemia/reperfusion injury
  • Chiara Tontini (SIICA) - from Ancona to Leiden for a project on IL-10-producing cellular subsets in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria treated with or without omalizumab
  • Elena Rodríguez Bovolenta (SEI) - from Madrid to Freiburg for a project on the molecular mechanism of pre-TCR nanocluster formation and its relevance in T cell development
  • Riccardo Papa (SIICA) - from Genoa to London for a project on treatment response and long-term outcomes in patients affected by systemic amyloidosis secondary to TRAPS
  • Sandra Schrenk (DGfI) - from Zweibrücken to Padua for a project on the role of the fibrillin network in intestinal inflammation
  • Eszter Boldizsár (MIT) - from Debrecen to Brussels for a project on the functional role of the Tks4 adaptor in the organization and development of tumor-associated stroma


Distribution of EFIS-IL Fellowships by Society and by Destination 2010 - 2017



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 held simultaneously with awards or funding made available by other sources or organizations, nor can they be used 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 include summary and aim, background and operational objectives and working plan
  • Letter of recommendation (not from the receiving institute, .doc or .pdf)
  • Acceptance letter from the head of receiving Institute (.doc or .pdf)
  • Proof of membership in an EFIS-affiliated society (.doc or .pdf)


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

October 7th, 2017