Giordano Fellowship & ESP Advanced Training Centers


A programme for the advanced training in pathology supported by the European Society of Pathology (ESP). The programme follows ESP’s vision for excellence in Pathology for optimal patient case.



In recent decades, great advances have been made with respect to the classification of diseases with the use of more sophisticated diagnostic techniques. In consequence, a wide spectrum of diseases may be treated with individualised therapy. Furthermore, many hospitals/departments lack a sufficient number of cases per year in highly specialised fields, so as to allow  the pathologist to obtain sufficient training to meet the clinicians’ requirements. Pathologists therefore need in-depth training in many fields of Pathology.

ESP has prepared a programme, the Giordano Fellowship (GF) to support education in highly specialised areas. This programme should help young pathologists to get in-depth experience in ESP Advanced Training Centres (ESP-ATCs) throughout Europe. The fellowship is named after Professor Alfonso Giordano who initiated the foundation of the ESP.


Giordano Fellowship 2024 edition

ESP is pleased to announce that submission of applications for the Giordano Fellowship (Edition 2024) for training at one of the ESP-ATCs is now open

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, 14th July 2023.

The application form is available for download via this LINK.

Applicants should consult and follow closely the Terms and Conditions of the Giordano Fellowship, as stipulated below. The applications will be reviewed within 6 weeks of the deadline.

Applications and any questions regarding the Fellowship should be sent Dr Christos Poulios (ESP Education Manager) via email under the subject "Giordano Fellowship 2024" at: 

Terms and conditions for GF Bursaries

Selection of Trainees

List of Giordano Fellowship Awardees

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