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Applications for ESHG Observership & Mentorship Programmes 2024 now open

Online applications for both 2024 programmes are possible until Thursday, November 30, 2023.

The ESHG is proud to announce the open call for applications for two initiatives of the ESHG Education Committee in cooperation with the ESHG-Young Committee. They are specifically aimed at young geneticists in training from economically-developing countries and financially support the visit to a lab or department abroad for a period of time.

ESHG Observership Programme

The Education Committee has established the "ESHG Observership for Young Geneticists" Programme, which is an important educational initiative that offers yearly support for five young human geneticists who wish to observe specific areas of clinical care or laboratory techniques at prestigious European human genetics departments.
This observership is an educational experience that consists of observing the workflow and activities of an institution specialized in human genetics. The observers are under the direct supervision of the senior member of the department faculty they are assigned to.
The ESHG currently offers an observership up to 4 weeks in clinical departments or human genetic laboratories from highly regarded European human genetic departments and offers €2000 funding to each selected candidate to cover travel (including visa) and accommodation.

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ESHG Mentorship Programme

The Education Committee has established a mentorship scheme to broaden the opportunity for young ESHG members to benefit from interaction with another centre
The successful candidates will combine attendance at the annual conference with a one-week visit to the centre of an established international leader in any field of genomics or relevant subject area. The award will cover expenses, including travel (+visa), accommodation and subsistence (up to a maximum of €1500) as well as registration fees for the ESHG Conference in Berlin 2024. We hope that this scheme will act as an adjunct to the ERN clinical exchange programmes and foster long-term supportive relationships between the mentor and the young Society member, enhancing their career progression.

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