ESMO Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship

In commemoration of a European pioneer in cancer research and treatment, founding member and first President of ESMO the Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship was inaugurated in 2012.

This  Fellowship provides intuitive medical oncology researchers the opportunity to receive training in translational research in an European centre of excellence in medicine and therapeutic innovation in the field of oncology and cancer immunology.

Fellowship Deadline
Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship Closed: 1 May 2014
Georges Mathe

The Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship is designed to support young and promising scientist working in the field of oncology and cancer immunology and is intended to:

  • Contribute to the development of translational research medicine and therapeutic innovation in the field of oncology and cancer immunology
  • Provide training in translational research in European centres with an international reputation in the field
  • Improve early career development through collaboration with European institutions of excellence
  • Provide the necessary support to develop specific high-quality translational research projects in oncology

Amount and duration

  • 35,000€ for one year

Number of fellowships

  • One Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship available per year

Application requirements

Candidates must:

  • Be a Full or Junior ESMO member (or apply for membership)
  • Be involved in cancer research and treatment with at least two years experience in medical oncology
  • Be under the age of 40
  • Be proficient in English

Application must include:

  • Completed online application form
  • Digital photograph
  • Detailed description of research project proposal including timeline
  • Brief statement of project goals and how the acquired techniques will be used in the home institute/country
  • Name of host institute and acceptance letter from the person responsible for the project at the host facility
  • Letter of recommendation from the candidate’s department head
  • A letter of acceptance with details of project proposal from the person responsible at the host facility

Application review process

Applications are reviewed by the ESMO Fellowship and Award Committee which comprises leaders in the field of medical, radiation, or surgical oncology as well as basic scientists participating in cancer research. The committee will select the recipients after evaluating and scoring all aspects of the application.

  • The extent and level of previous education (CV)
  • Motivation letter
  • Other professional training and publications
  • Research project and host institute
  • Quality of the application, overall strategy, methodology, and proposed analyses of the research data as well as and appropriateness to accomplish the specific aims within the grant term. Feasibility of the project given the time frame and the budget
  • The Committee will evaluate each applicant taking into consideration the above irrespective of race, sex, nationality, or religious/political views

The candidate’s supervisors in both the host and home institute should preferably be Full ESMO members.

Important: All applications must be submitted in English; incomplete applications will not be accepted

 The Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship is financed by the Georges Mathé Prize delivered by the Institute of Cancerology and Immunogenetics (ICIG).