Established in 1991 to promote European cancer clinical research, the EORTC Fellowship Program encourages physicians, statisticians and scientists from all over the world to stay for up to three years at EORTC Headquarters in Brussels. This fellowship program is specifically linked to EORTC Groups, EORTC research program, or specific research projects undertaken by EORTC Headquarters.
The EORTC Fellowship program provides training in the methodology of clinical research for physicians and other professionals interested in cancer clinical research, and it is possible to complete a research project and/or PhD thesis based on data available in the EORTC databases. All research work is performed internationally, and this approach promotes rapid diffusion of clinical trial results.
Scientific support is provided by EORTC Headquarters staff, and supervision is provided by both EORTC Headquarters as well as members of the EORTC disease/specialty-oriented groups.
Support for the EORTC Fellowship Program is obtained from several sources including the Vlaamse Liga tegen Kanker, the Dutch Konigin Wilhehmina Fonds Kankerbestrijding, the Schroeder Foundation, the Melvin Seiden Foundation, Vivaqua, Sally Snowman Survivorship Initiative and the Pfizer Foundation (within the framework of the PROBE Project). It is coordinated by the EORTC Cancer Research Fund. In addition to support from the EORTC, fellowships for medical doctors are also provided on ongoing basis by the Fonds Cancer / FOCA, Belgium.
The Emmanuel van der Schueren Fellowship was created in 1999 in memory of Professor Emmanuel van der Schueren and aims to promote research on quality assurance in radiotherapy. This fellowship is supported by the Vlaamse Liga tegen Kanker and the EORTC.
The EORTC gratefully acknowledges the generous support of private individuals for the EORTC Fellowship Program.
“ An EORTC Fellowship opens the door to a career in cancer clinical and translational research“