European Cancer Organisation

Fellowship Grants


The ESSO 32 Scientific Committee will award a number of Fellowship Grants to participants from emerging countries* to attend the 32nd Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology in 2012.

* Low income economies and low-middle income economies as per the classification of the World Bank. 



To meet the requirements to be considered for a Fellowship Grant the applicant should:

  • Be a member of ESSO
  • Be under the age of 40
  • Submit an abstract for ESSO 32. Applicants whose abstracts have been accepted for oral, video or poster presentations will be considered first
  • Submit a letter explaining the benefit to attend the ESSO 32 Congress
  • Provide a two-page CV (including date of birth and list of 5 publications)
  • Provide a letter of support from the Head of the Department/Organisation stating that the applicant is not the recipient of any other financial support
  • Provide a copy of the submitted abstract

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 April 2012. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.


The Full Fellowship will include:

  • Free registration to the meeting
  • Free accommodation in one of the selected hotels (up to maximum 2 nights)
  • Reimbursement of travel costs up to maximum 500 Euro (Economy ticket)


Travel Fellowships will include:

  • Reimbursement of travel costs up to maximum 500 Euro (Economy ticket)


Fellowship Grants will be paid within one month after the congress upon submission of receipts.

No-show or the absence of a poster will have as a consequence the cancellation of the Grant.


Please send your application to:

ESSO Secretariat
Telephone: +32 (0)2 537 31 06

The ESSO 32 Scientific Committee will decide on the recipients of such Fellowship Grants. Successful applicants will be notified by end of May 2012.