EORTC-BAEF Fellowship – Fellowship position for American post-doctoral researchers (2019-2020)

The Belgian American Education Foundation (BAEF) and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) have created an EORTC-BAEF Fellowship for Cancer Clinical Research for the 2019-2020 academic year. The amount of this Fellowship is € 32.000 for a 12-month stay.

The BAEF is a Foundation which empowers the best Belgian and American Universities students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers to study and/or research in either Belgium for US citizens or the United States for Belgian citizens.

The EORTC is the leading and largest non-profit Cancer Clinical Research in Europe.

The EORTC Fellowship program has been promoting European and International cancer clinical research since 1991 by encouraging physicians, statisticians and scientists from all over the world to work on projects at the EORTC’s site in Brussels.

EORTC promotes multidisciplinary cancer research in Europe. EORTC research is conducted in over 300 university hospitals in 32 countries. Its network of investigators comprises more than 5,000 scientists and clinicians collaborating in 20 multidisciplinary groups. The training and education of Early Career Investigators (ECI) is an important part of EORTC’s long-term strategy to improve cancer patients’ survival and quality of life. EORTC believes that through its independent and nonprofit status, its multi-disciplinary, multi-tumor, international structure and platform, it occupies a unique position in the scientific community. It also seeks to expand the impact of its pan-European scientific and methodological excellence beyond the borders of Europe by forming international partnerships. It offers fellows opportunities to learn the principles of cancer clinical research by being attached to a specific EORTC disease orientated group, a medical or a methodological research program in the Belgian capital.  It is a unique way to absorb all aspects of creating, activating and bringing cancer clinical research projects to maturity, from the inside.

The EORTC Fellowship program does not merely provide training in clinical research methodology for physician or statistician fellows. It also offers them a chance to use EORTC’s rich databases to work on publications that will be of mutual benefit to EORTC and the individual fellows.  EORTC fellows acquire a high level of expertise in clinical research methodology that can contribute to future career success. In addition, all research work is performed internationally, which promotes a rapid spread of clinical trial results.

The EORTC offers a highly stimulating, professional and friendly atmosphere in an international.

Main objectives and tasks

  • EORTC and BAEF offer together a one-year research fellowship on cancer research which aims to investigate the development of new therapeutic strategies in cancer patients.
  • The Fellow will be involved in the scientific coordination, supervision, clinical data collection, analysis and interpretation of open clinical trials and as well manuscript writing and establishment of new projects within the domain of cancer clinical research. Ideally the Fellow will be a statistician or an oncologist and the research program will be tailored accordingly.
  • The Fellow will be based at EORTC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, for a period of 12 months.
  • Support to the Fellow is provided by a multidisciplinary staff including medical doctors and biostatisticians.


  • Hold a Ph.D, M.D. or equivalent US degree
  • Have by July 1, 2019, no more than 2 years since obtaining their last degree
  • Have a focus or interest in cancer clinical research
  • Preferably has clinical research background
  • Be computer literate
  • Be able to work in an international environment
  • Have excellent communication skills and team spirit
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Knowledge of Dutch, or French, or German is optional
  • Preference is given to applicants under the age of 35.
  • Fellows must reside in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship

Applicants must furnish a Curriculum Vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief autobiographical statement, a statement of purpose, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Once accepted  by the EORTC, their application files will be recommended to the BAEF US Selection Committee for  the Fellowship’s approval.

Application form

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Application should be sent in English

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