News archive - [Call Announcement] European Society of Endocrinology Scholars Programme (IESP); Deadline: January 14, 2016

Eligibility for application is open to candidates from Europe (as defined by the ESE Byelaws) including the ESE Affiliated Society members (including Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia, Serbia) and countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

Eligible candidates should submit the following documents by the deadline 14 January 2016:-

  1. A standard IESP CV (MS Word)
  2. A short description of the area of his/her research (no more than one paragraph)
  3. A list of the laboratories where the candidate would like to work and the e-mail addresses of the laboratory directors (if possible)
  4. Three letters of recommendation from mentors or supervisors

All documents must be submitted by email to by the deadline stated. Please note that all applicants will be notified whether they have been successful or not. The decision of the ESE IESP Selection Committee is final.

The ESE IESP Selection committee will review the applications and select the European candidates who will become ESE IESP Scholars.

The ESE IESP Selection Committee comprises clinical and basic scientists across Europe with active involvement in their respective national societies and the European Society of Endocrinology, with a strong interest in furthering training and career development, a significant level of scientific expertise and experience in training young scientists. The committee membership takes into account geographical consideration to ensure a good distribution of members across different regions, though due to sheer numbers of affiliated national societies it will not be possible to have a member from each ESE member country at any given time.

For further information regarding the ESE International Endocrine Scholars Programme please contact the ESE Office on

Purpose of the ESE International Endocrine Scholars Programme (IESP):

The ESE International Endocrine Scholars Programme is aimed at promoting the career development of young endocrinologists from around the globe by identifying talented young investigators and offering them an exceptional training experience.

Ideal candidates are post-doctoral endocrinologists with promising leadership skills and at the top rank with respect to intelligence, motivation, prior accomplishments, and English language skills. Once selected, the recipients receive counsel through a unique mentoring programme that helps them find financial support, advice and esteemed training opportunities.

The purpose of the programme is to select highly qualified candidates who wish to gain training for a period of 2-3 years in an outstanding laboratory. Individuals with an MD, PhD, DVM, MD/PhD (or equivalent degree) are eligible; clinically qualified candidates should have advanced or completed training.

The training focuses on laboratory-based research; clinically qualified candidates could have an additional clinical observer status, if relevant. However, clinical training is not part of the program. It is expected that the candidates will return to their home country after the training.

The ESE International Endocrine Scholars Programme (IESP) is part of an integrated effort to facilitate collaboration among scientists working around the world and has the long range goal to develop an interactive relationship between the IESP Scholars and  the European Society of Endocrinology,  which continues after the return of the IESP Scholars to their home countries. A key element of this plan is to select Scholars who will later become leaders in Endocrinology in their home countries and internationally.

What the IESP Programme offers:

Successful candidates will be invited to attend the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting. Travel, registration, and accommodation to ECE and will be covered by the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) for attendance to ECE.

Upon selection as an ESE IESP Scholar, the individual will receive free membership to the European Society of Endocrinology for a period of three years.

The Scholar will also receive a travel bursary of €3000 to cover visits to potential host labs for his/her postdoctoral research period. Note: The travel bursary has to be taken up within 12 months of the ECE meeting during which the award has been presented.

The ESE IESP Scholar will be invited meet the international IESP selection panel at ECE, with an opportunity to present his/her previous work and future research plans. One or two mentors will be provided for each ESE IESP Scholar during the ESE annual meeting. These will assist the ESE IESP Scholar in the selection of talks to attend and allow introduction to several Society members. 

Successful ESE IESP Scholars will be expected to give a brief presentation on their career to date and future plans (5 min PowerPoint presentation) during the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE).

Geographical focus
  • Croatia
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Medical and Health Sciences

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on November 20, 2015
Modified on November 25, 2015