The ESHG will again award fellowships to young investigators as a contribution to attend the ESHG 2020 conference in Berlin.

Please note the requirements for fellowships 1-3 here:

  • Fellowship applications require the submission of an abstract for the ESHG 2020.
  • Fellowship applications can be submitted through the online abstract submission system.
  • Only Young Investigators (= not more than 4 years postdoctoral) can apply for a conference fellowship.
  • Fellowships cannot be received in two consecutive years.
  • Only one fellowship can be awarded to an applicant per year.
  • Only applicants of accepted abstracts can be awarded with a fellowship.

Fellowship 4 is at the sole discretion of you national society.

1. Conference Fellowships for European Countries

The ESHG provides 70 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) from a restricted number of European Countries based on abstract acceptance.

The fellowship comprises the waiving of the registration fee, as well as EUR 300.- as contribution towards travel expenses.

Authors wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the appropriate boxes during abstract submission.

Deadline for application is February 14, 2020.

2. Conference Fellowships for Non-European Countries

The ESHG provides 20 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) from a restricted number Non-European Countries (5 fellowships for each Middle and South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia) based on abstract acceptance.

The fellowship comprises the waiving of the registration fee, as well as EUR 600.- as contribution towards travel expenses.

Authors wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the appropriate boxes during abstract submission.

Deadline for application is February 14, 2020.

3. Conference Fellowships of Excellence

The ESHG provides 5 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to the best submissions by Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) based on the peer-reviewing process. No country restrictions do apply.

The fellowship comprises the waiving of the registration fee, as well as EUR 600.- as contribution towards travel expenses.

Authors wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the appropriate boxes during abstract submission.

Deadline for application is February 14, 2020.

4. ‘National’ Fellowships

The ESHG is offering fellowships to Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) via the National Human Genetics Societies of Europe.

The national society will select one fellowship holder, which should comply with the following criteria:
– She/he should be a member of the national society.
– She/he should have shown excellence in the field of human genetics, and/or have given a good presentation/poster at the latest national meeting.
– She/he cannot receive more than one fellowship in consecutive years.

The fellowship comprises the waiving of the registration fee, as well as EUR 600.- as contribution towards travel expenses.

Formalities and Closing date: Please inquire with your national society