How to apply

Candidates should apply online and provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of PubMed Publications of the past five years
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter of motivation (including a clearly-stated idea of how the work will be further pursued or explored in the scholar’s home country)
  • At least two letters of recommendation by senior urologists from the applicant’s home country (should be signed and printed on original letterhead paper)
  • A detailed account of the proposed budget

Conditions for application:

  • Applicants for the EUSP Scholarship must be urologists or urologists-in-training
    (third or fourth year resident)
  • EAU membership for at least one year is mandatory
  • Under 40 years old
  • Interest in an academic position

Application deadlines:

  • 1 January, 1 May and 1 September of each year.
  • Please note that you cannot start your Short/Clinical visit or Scholarship within 3 months after the selected application deadline. (For example: if you apply for 1 January, you can start 1 April at the earliest.)

Review of applications

After the application deadline the EUSP Board will evaluate all applications that have been submitted and select the most suitable candidates. Since we have a limited budget, the Board has to make a careful selection and strictly follow the rules. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application approximately 6 weeks after the application deadline.

For the one-year Scholarship, in some cases candidates will be invited to give a presentation of 10 minutes to the EUSP Board, which will be followed by some questions from the Board. If candidates are selected for a presentation & interview, they will be informed shortly after the application deadline.

Reports

Following the scholarship, the scholar is required to present reports which should include:

  • The clinical or scientific achievement
  • Impressions of the host institution
  • Evaluation of the provisions that have been made by the host institution for the successful conduct of the (research) project

For a Short & Clinical Visit only 1 report is required, to be sent to the EUSP Office within 1 month after the visit has finished. A detailed overview of expenses should be included together with a proof of payment of travel, accommodation & insurance.

For the 1-year Scholarship, 3 reports are required:

  • A first report should be submitted six weeks after the start of the scholarship. This report will be evaluated by the EUSP advisor in consultation with the supervisor of the host institution. In case of a negative evaluation, the scholar may be asked to discontinue the scholarship.
  • A second, intermediate report should be sent to the EUSP Office after six months. A detailed overview of expenses should be included.
  • At the end of the scholarship the scholar is obliged to submit a 10-page (minimum) written summary report of his/ her work, plus the prints of resulting publication(s). The applicant is also required to submit at least one abstract at the end of the scholarship. A detailed overview of expenses should be included together with a proof of payment of travel, accommodation, insurance and continuing expenses in the home country.

Instalments

If an application is accepted by the Board, financial grants will be transferred in several instalments. For the Short & Clinical Visit, a first instalment of 80% will be transferred before the start of the visit. Written confirmation of the start date by the host supervisor is mandatory. The second instalment of 20% will be transferred after the final report & financial overview have been received & approved by the Board.

For the one-year Scholarship; financial grants will be transferred to the scholar in three instalments. A first instalment of 40% will be transferred before the start of the scholarship. Written confirmation of the start date by the host supervisor is mandatory. The second instalment of 30% will be transferred after four months. A third instalment of 30% will be transferred in the eighth month of the project. The total amount of the grant will cover the actual costs as presented to the EUSP Office after the scholarship.