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PhD Studentship Juan Rodes for International Applicants in Europe, 2019

The European Association for the Study of the Liver welcomes applicants for PhD Studentship in the field of basic, translational or clinical Hepatology. The studentship is available for both European and non-European students.

The aim of the studentship is to enable applicants to embark on an independent career in academic stroke research.



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The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) is a European professional association for liver disease.


  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Course Level: The studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentship is awarded in the field of basic, translational or clinical Hepatology.
  • Award: Base funding of 40,000 EUR per year paid directly to the Hosting Institution, providing support for basic salary. The Salary Contribution may also cover part of the research expenses, depending on the salary determined by the Host Institution, and detailed in the fellowship application.The Salary Contribution may also cover part of the tuition fees, consumables and travel costs providing that there is sufficient funding left. Any unused funds must be returned to EASL by the Hosting Institution at the end of the PhD Studentship programme.The Salary Contribution is calculated based on the country-specific correction coefficient, as determined by the European Union on an annual basis. The Hosting Institution may have to pay a top-up to the awarded fellows from another budget source to complement this contribution.(a) Mobility allowance, 500 EUR per month

    (b) Family allowance, 500 EUR per month.

    A family allowance will be paid in case the supported researcher has family obligations, In this context, family is defined as persons linked to the researcher (i) by marriage or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognized by the legislation of the country or region where this relationship is formalized or (iii) as dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.

    Both the Mobility and Family Allowance are paid directly to the fellow.

  • Nationality: International students
  • Number of Awards: Number of studentship is not given.
  • The award can be taken in Europe


  • Eligible Countries:  The programme is open to Europeans and Non-Europeans applicants.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  1. Candidates must be active EASL members or have applied for membership at the time of the application;
  2. Applicant must not hold a permanent position;
  3. Applicants must hold a M.Sc. or M.D. or equivalent degree of eligibility to access a PhD studentship or be expected to receive this within the next 6 months.
  4. The Hosting Institution must be in Europe;
  5. The Hosting Institution must be different from the Home Institution and located in a different European country;
  6. Once the PhD fellowship is awarded, the hosting institution must offer a structured PhD training programme;
  7. No more than 1 application per hosting and home institution will be considered each year;
  8. The research supervisor(s) in the hosting institution must be EASL member(s) but must not be member(s) of the EASL Governing Board.
  9. No restriction on the applicant’s nationality;
  10. Age limit for applicants is 35 years.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.

PhD Scholarship

Application Procedure:

    • Applications are submitted online in English at easl.eu from 30 September to 30 November.
    • The competitive admission process is held in various stages:
      • Applications are reviewed by an ad hoc committee (2 members of the EASL Scientific Committee plus 2 external experts nominated by the EASL Scientific Committee)
      • Reviewers are requested to provide detailed written feedback on the application based on:
      • The Candidate profile (25%)
      • The Project (50%)
      • The Hosting Institution (25%)
    • Final selection is made by the EASL Governing Board
    • Applicants are notified on the selection outcome by 15 February by email
    • In order to process applications, EASL will need to process the applicant’s personal data as provided in the application dossier. The applicant gives his/her consent to such control and processing of the applicant’s personal data. EASL will handle the applicant’s personal data in accordance with all applicable legislation and for the sole purpose of reviewing the candidate’s suitability for the fellowship.


    • A detailed research proposal identifying an important research question and the plan to achieve the aims (max. 4 pages)
    • A detailed CV (Max. 2 pages)
    • 2 reference letters (including one from the candidate’s senior mentor at the home institution)
    • An official letter signed by the candidate’s supervisor at the hosting institution including the following:
      • A statement detailing how much of the design and research work will be done by the candidate,
      • A statement confirming that the object of the research programme is unpublished (as defined by not having appeared on PubMed) by the closing date for award submissions
      • A confirmation that the Hosting Institution will appoint the candidate under a PhD fellowship scheme, if the fellowship is granted.
      • A confirmation that the candidate is, or has applied to become, a member of the EASL.

Online Application

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