Apply for a Scholarship/Fellowship

The ESGLD invites applications twice a year to fund ESGLD Scholarships and ESGLD Travel Fellowships. A maximum of 3 visiting scholarships per year are available to young scientists.

What do the scholarships/fellowships cover?

ESGLD Travel Fellowships are intended to support travel and accommodation costs associated with collaborative visits to other member laboratories or attending relevant scientific conferences.

ESGLD Scholarships are intended to provide short-term salary support and associated consumable costs, allowing the completion of small pilot studies (e.g. to generate preliminary data for larger grant applications to national funding agencies) or the completion of ongoing studies whose funding has expired.

Terms and conditions

These funds are to be used for direct costs only with none of the money to be available to the host institution for overheads or other indirect costs. Fellowships and scholarships are only provided for exchange between ESGLD member groups. A maximum of €3,000 is available per application.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply with a covering letter explaining the reasons for requesting support, a brief budget, CV and a letter of support from the head of the ESGLD Member group.

Applications should be made via email to the ESGLD Secretary Martin Hřebíček (, by either the 1st of April or the 1st of October each year.

Review process: Applications will initially be assessed for eligibility by the Secretary and Chairman, and if considered suitable, distributed to other members of the ESGLD committee for review. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application/proposal within one month of each submission deadline.”