Conference Fellowships

The ESHG will again award fellowships to young investigators as a contribution to attend the ESHG 2021 virtual conference.

All applications need to be made through the online abstract submission. The deadline to apply for a conference fellowship is February 12, 2021. Submissions after the deadline cannot be accepted.

Please note the requirements for fellowships 1-3 here:

  • Fellowship applications require the submission of an abstract for the ESHG 2021.
  • Fellowship applications can be submitted through the online abstract submission system.
  • Only Young Investigators (= not more than 4 years postdoctoral) can be awarded with a fellowship.
  • Fellowships cannot be received in two consecutive years.
  • Only one fellowship can be awarded to an applicant per year.
  • Only applicants of accepted abstracts can be awarded with a fellowship.

Fellowship 4 is at the sole discretion of your national society.

1. Conference Fellowships for European Countries

The ESHG provides 70 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) from a restricted number of European Countries based on abstract acceptance.

All fellowship holders will receive free registration to attend the ESHG 2021 virtual conference.
Deadline for application is February 12, 2021.

2. Conference Fellowships for Non-European Countries

The ESHG provides 20 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) from a restricted number Non-European Countries (5 fellowships for each Central and South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia) based on abstract acceptance.

All fellowship holders will receive free registration to attend the ESHG 2021 virtual conference.
Deadline for application is February 12, 2021.

3. Conference Fellowships of Excellence

The ESHG provides 5 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to the best submissions by Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) based on the peer-reviewing process. No country restrictions do apply.

All fellowship holders will receive free registration to attend the ESHG 2021 virtual conference.
Deadline for application is February 12, 2021.

4. National Fellowships

The ESHG is offering fellowships to Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) via the National Human Genetics Societies of Europe.

The national society will select one fellowship holder, which should comply with the following criteria:
– She/he should be a member of the national society.
– She/he should have shown excellence in the field of human genetics, and/or have given a good presentation/poster at the latest national meeting.
– She/he cannot receive more than one fellowship in consecutive years.

All fellowship holders will receive free registration to attend the ESHG 2021 virtual conference.
Please liaise with your respective national society how to apply for your nomination.

*Note: The organising office reserves the right to revoke the offer for conference fellowhips at any time, in particular if the conference requires a format change due to the COVID19 pandemic. No claims can be made by fellowship applicants.