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From short-term educational visits lasting a few days to clinical programmes from six weeks to one year and research for up to two years, the Programme is a unique opportunity for medical oncologists.

ESMO Fellowship educates young oncologists in the field of clinical and laboratory research and is an investment in the future, which is likely to impact on the quality of cancer patient care for years to come.

Before applying for an ESMO Fellowship, please ensure that you have read the ESMO General Conditions for Fellowship Awards document.


José Baselga Fellowship for Clinician Scientists

The José Baselga Fellowship for Clinician Scientists has been created by ESMO, with support from AstraZeneca, for physicians who wish to progress as clinician-scientists, helping them to create a professional environment with protected time for research, adequate resources and mentorship.

Duration: 3 years Award: 200,000 €
Application Deadline: Application is closed


ESMO Research

Depending on focus the research fellowship offers comprehensive bench-to-bedside training in translational research or provides the necessary support to develop clinical oncology research projects, both provide invaluable international experience.

Duration: 1 year  Award: 50,000€ (2nd year prolongation possible)
Application deadline: 15 April 2024


Palliative Care

Designed to provide oncologists additional experience in palliative care training:

Palliative Care Fellowship - Duration: minimum 1-month Award: 3,000€
Application deadline: Applications will open in Autumn/Winter 2024


Translational Unit Visits

Organised by ESMO, these educational events focus on technology, project management, funding, clinician relationship and quality control. Visits are for a group of 10 and take place in mainly Spring and Autumn.

Duration: 4 days Award: 1,000€
Application deadline: Applications will open in Autumn 2024


Clinical Unit Visits

Short educational visits to enable participants to acquire know-how from a European centre of excellence and transfer it to their home institute. Supported by the International Cancer Foundation.

Duration: 8 weeks  Award: 6,000€
Application deadline: Application is closed

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