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ESCMID funded Observerships

There are two calls per year with 50 visits available per call. We will announce upcoming open calls on this site.


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


A detailed description of the ESCMID ECC profiles can be found here:

ECC profiles 

Eligibility criteria

  • must be an ESCMID Young Scientist Member
  • must apply with CV and proof of Position during the application period
  • may only apply to one ECC per application period
  • No previous ESCMID Observership visit within the last 12 months prior to the application deadline
  • can only apply for an observership with one of the ESCMID Collaborative Centres (ECCs)
  • can apply for either intra-European or intercontinental observerships (see section on funding below)
  • must agree on a clear purpose of the visit and dates with the ECC before applying, and include a letter from the ECC (on their letter-headed paper) confirming both the purpose and dates in the application
  • 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
  • must receive official approval from ESCMID and meet the necessary requirements post-visit in order to be reimbursed

Selection criteria
Important dates for the ESCMID funded Observership
Applications will be accepted from:8 October 2019, 12:00 noon CET
Deadline for applications: 7 November 2019, 12:00 noon CET
Date of visit: not before 7 February 2020
How often? 2 calls with 50 ESCMID observerships per year 

Applications can not be submitted before 8 October 2019!


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).