42nd Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology

25-27 October 2023, Florence, Italy

Congress Bursaries

The ESSO 42 Scientific Committee will award a number of bursaries to attend the Congress.

To be considered for a congress bursary, an applicant should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a member of ESSO in good standing;
  • Be under the age of 40 or within 15 years of graduation from a medical school, and not in a leadership position;
  • Submit an abstract for ESSO 42. Applicants whose abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentation will be considered first;
  • Submit a letter explaining the benefits of attending ESSO 42;
    Provide a two-page CV (including date of birth and list of 5 publications);
  • Provide a letter of support from the Head of the Department/Organisation stating that the applicant is not the recipient of any other financial support;
  • Provide a copy of the submitted abstract;

Applicants from emerging countries* and whose abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentation will be considered first.

A maximum of 4 bursaries will be offered. Each bursary will include the reimbursement of travel expenses for up to 500 EUR. If the travel costs are less than 500 EUR, the remaining amount will be used to cover accommodation or registration to the Congress.

The decision on the recipients of the congress bursaries lies at the sole discretion of the ESSO 42 Congress Committee. Successful applicants will be notified in the first half of July. Successful fellows will be able to register at an early rate until 23rd August 2023.

Bursaries will be paid within one month after the congress upon submission of receipts.

A no-show or the absence of a poster will lead to the cancellation of the grant.

Please send your application to info@essoweb.org in one single pdf file. Applications that do not respect this format or are incomplete will not be considered.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 31st May.

* Low-income economies and middle-income economies as per the classification of the World Bank.