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 Currently closed for applications
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 - the host institute will receive 1,000€ for administration costs.

Number of fellowships

  • One Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship available per year, to be started within the year awarded.

Application requirements

Please read the full Guidelines and Application Instructions for Research Fellowships before starting your application.

Candidates must:

  • Be an ESMO member age 40 or under at the time of application
  • Be involved in cancer research and treatment with at least two years experience in medical oncology
  • Be proficient in English

Application must include:

  • Completed online application form
  • Digital portrait photograph
  • Detailed description of research project proposal including timeline
  • Motivation letter, including project goals and how the acquired techniques will be used in the home institute/country
  • Acceptance letter from the person responsible for the project at the host facility (mentor)
  • Letter of recommendation from the candidate’s department head at home institute

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
  • 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; applicants will be notified about the result approximately one month after the application deadline.

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