Mayo Clinic Observership

Summer 2023, Rochester, Minnesota, United States



One ESCMID funded observership per year is available at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, United States.


A detailed description of the ESCMID Mayo Clinic Observership is published on the ECC profile:

ECC profile Mayo Clinic


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be an ESCMID young scientist member
  • The visit shall take place between 2 and 4 weeks (maybe not all costs can be covered by ESCMID, see section on funding below)
  • No previous ESCMID Observership visit within the last 12 months
  • Open for European applicants (as per ESCMID Observership standard procedures)
  • Schedule of observership is defined by the Mayo clinic
  • Dates of visit must be agreed with the Mayo Clinic and must not be before May 2023. Applicants who require a visa to visit the ECC country must take this into consideration when applying and choose dates that provide enough time to obtain a visa before the intended visit. ESCMID nor the ECC can guarantee flexibility in changing visit dates should a visa take longer. It is the applicant`s responsibility to ensure that there is enough time to organise their travel and visa (if applicable) before the planned visit.
  • Must include a letter of support from their supervisor showing how his/her institute would benefit from the learnings gained during the observership

Selection criteria
Important dates for the ESCMID Mayo Clinic Observership
Applications will be accepted from:9th January 2023, 12:00 noon CET
Deadline for applications:30th January 2023, 12:00 noon CET
Date of visit:not before May 2023
How often?Once a year until further notice

Applications have been closed.



This is project funded by the ESCMID observership programme. For more information please read here or the FAQ document: 


After the visit, the Observer will be required to complete the official evaluation forms including a report to be published on the ESCMID Collaborative Centre website or in other ESCMID publications (including the name of Observers).