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Mayo Clinic Observership

Summer 2020, 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 (not all costs can be covered by ESCMID, see section on funding below)
  • No previous ESCMID Observership visit within the last 12 months
  • Can apply for either continental or intercontinental observership support (details below)
  • Must agree on a clear purpose of the visit and dates
  • Dates of the observership must not be before May 2020. 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:January 2020, exact date TBD
Deadline for applications: January 2020, exact date TBD
Date of visit: not before May 2020
How often? Once a year until further notice

Applications can not be submitted before January 2020!


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).