ESP Scholarship for the European Master in Molecular Pathology

The European Society of Pathology (ESP) along with several academic institutions across Europe, is joining in the organisation of a 2-year Master Programme, the European Master Molecular Pathology (EMMP)

This Master programme is coordinated by the University Côte d’Azur in Nice, France.

The main goal of the Master Programme is advanced training in Molecular Pathology aiming for the standardization of molecular analyses across Europe.

ESP, dedicated to funding projects and joint actions that contribute to continuous education and high-quality diagnosis in the field of pathology, is providing a Scholarship for attending the EMMP. 

Information about the EMMP, its admission requirements, curriculum and the tuition fees, are available via the respective website.

Application for the Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria 2024
Important Information for Applicants
Format of Application
  1. Active ESP membership for the last three consecutive years in one of the following ESP membership categories: 
    a) Ordinary membership: paid membership fees of the last three consecutive years (individually or collectively) 
    b) Residency membership: For the last three consecutive years supported by proof of residency as per ESP policy (residents of the first two years of training to be evaluated separately)
  2. Active participation in one or more of the ESP educational and scientific activities including but not limited to: the European Congress of Pathology (ECP), ESP Pathology Progress Test, ESP webinars, ESP courses, ESP Alumni, Giordano Fellowship, ESP Academy, published peer-reviewed papers in the Virchows Archiv, etc.
  3. Applicants preferably should be 45 years old or younger.
  4. Not be a recipient of another Scholarship for the same Master
  • In order to be granted the ESP Scholarship, members fulfilling the Scholarship eligibility criteria must also meet the other criteria set out by the Steering Committee of the EMMP.
  • As the number of ESP Scholarships devoted to the EMMP programme is limited, the process of selecting the ESP Scholarship Awardees is highly competitive.
  • Being successfully accepted in the EMMP programme is a requirement for the ESP Scholarship to be awarded.
  • For each Scholarship awardee ESP will provide a financial support of up to 5,000 Euro for the duration of the 2-year Master. The amount per awardee will be decided by the evaluation committee.

Colleagues interested in the ESP Scholarship for the EMMP are invited to apply via email to the ESP Education Manager, Dr Christos Poulios at (subject: “ESP Scholarship for EMMP – 2024”). 

In the email applicants should

  • provide a CV (maximum two A4 pages, including a list of key publications)
  • a copy of their passport/ID where their date of birth is visible
  • a motivation letter, which should also include a statement that the Scholarship applicant has completed the application for the EMMP, and stating the total gross income for 2023.

The deadline for applications for the ESP Scholarship for the EMMP is 20 June 2024

The announcement of the recipients of this Scholarship will be made in coordination with the announcement of the results for the EMMP applications.

Awardees 2023

Martina Bosic

Parandzem Khachatryan

Dima Krayem

Rinë Limani

Sandrine Nutgeren

Radu Pirlog

Antonia Syrnioti

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