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European Glaucoma Society Fellowship Grant
Aim To support a 1-year fellowship in the centres listed below.
  • Other centres can also be considered for a fellowship, if a motivation for this choice is provided in the application letter.


18.000 €
  • Three allotments 6.000 € (six thousand euros).
  • If necessary, the applicant must be prepared to find additional funds to complete the 1-year fellowship.

Eligibility to Apply

Young ophthalmologist who
  • has completed or is in the final stages the residency
  • has special interest in glaucoma
  • desires to spend a one-year fellowship in a major glaucoma centre/department in Europe
  • is a European citizen, or who works and resides within the geographical boundaries of Europe
Being proficient in modern cataract surgery is regarded a benefit.

Application Process

  • The applicant contacts the centre of interest and enquires the availability of fellowship.
  • The applicant fills in the mandatory online form and attaches all required attachments (link to application site), including the positive response from the centre.
  • The EGS Secretary checks the application and requests references when necessary.
  • The EGS Secretary mails the completed application to the Training Support Committee for evaluation.
  • The Training Support Committee makes a recommendation of acceptance or rejection to the Executive Committee.
  • The EGS Secretary adds the recommendation of the Training Support Committee to the next Agenda of the Executive Committee meeting
  • After Executive Committee’s decision, the EGS Secretary informs the candidate
  • The applicants are kindly requested to note that due to availability of funds, not all applications may be funded, and that the decision may take up to 4 months depending on the timing of the Executive Committee meetings.

Payment of Fellowship Grant requires the following steps

Prior to the Fellowship
  • Becoming acquainted with the EGS Fellowship Curriculum (click here)
  • - Developing a personal fellowship scheme and goals in collaboration with the supervisor, taking into account prior experience and knowledge in the items listed in the curriculum, e.g. starting with self-evaluation (1-5 scaling) as well including a reading plan for the required literature and readiness to research activities.

During the Fellowship
  • Keeping log-book according to the Curriculum and self-evaluating progression as well as actively asking for feed-back from the supervisor.
  • For the third payment of 6000 €, the awardee mails a positive progression report to the EGS secretary.

After the Fellowship
  • Writing a report to the EGS Executive Committee with a final self-evaluation and a feed-back from the supervisor, mailed to the EGS Secretary within one month after completion of the fellowship.

Payments scheme
  • The EGS Secretary mails the awardee the signed Certificate for fellowship Grant which advices the next administrative steps
    • The awardee mails to the EGS Secretary the letter of acceptance from the training centre including the period of the fellowship.
    • The awardee mails her/his bank data (IBAN and BIC codes) to the EGS Secretary for the first payment of 6000 €.
    • EGS Secretary forwards the confirmation of all completed steps of the process (including the bank details) to the EGS Treasurer for payment.
    • The Treasurer confirms the payment to the EGS secretary, who confirms the payment to the recipient.
    • The second payment will be executed at the beginning of the fellowship and the third 6 months after the beginning of the fellowship once the EGS Secretary has received a confirmation letter of the expected progression of the fellowship from the host centre.

The Glaucoma Centres so far willing to accept an observer or a fellow as a trainee are:

To apply for an EGS Fellowship, please fill in and send the following form (all the fields are mandatory):

Your e-mail address:
Curriculum vitae (including your photo and the number and type of surgeries performed as first surgeon) (link to the structured CV) (*):
List of publications and teaching activities of the last 3 years (*):
Letter of intent (*):
Letter of support from your present head of department (*):

(*) Formats accepted: DOC, DOCX or PDF, maximum file size 1Mb

Best wishes,
Prof. John Thygesen
Copenhagen Denmark