Congress Bursaries

For the 35th ECP in Dublin, the ESP will provide two different types of bursaries

  1. abstract-based bursaries to support the attendance of residents and trainees in pathology at the congress in Dublin
  2. bursaries for pathologists from under-resourced countries

Bursaries include a free registration to the congress as well as a monetary grant

You can only apply for ONE OR THE OTHER bursary category. Please refrain from submitting your application in both categories.

The deadline for bursary application submissions is 19 April 2023.

1. Abstract-based bursaries | Requirements (mandatory)

Your application can only be considered if all of the following requirements are met:

  • Membership of ESP
  • Submission of an abstract
  • Submission of a brief Curriculum Vitae
  • Supporting letter (official letter by your head of department/institute to let the committee know, why you should be granted a bursary)
  • Proof of trainee/resident status (on official letter head paper, including start and end date of your residency / training programme; must be issued in the year of the respective congress)
  • Copy of passport (applicants must be under 45; i.e. born after 9 September 1978)

Important information

We kindly ask you to respect the guidelines for preparation and submission of abstracts.

Please note that abstracts can only be presented (and thus published) on-site, not virtually! Please ensure that you are able to travel to Dublin when submitting an abstract.

Please note that only complete applications will be considered for a bursary. Bursary applications submitted well before the deadline (19 April 2023) will be checked and followed up on if documentation is not complete. Bursary applications submitted right by the deadline cannot be followed up on - only the documentation submitted by the deadline will be considered.

Please do not submit your abstract twice (as a "normal" abstract submission AND a bursary application).

Applications will be evaluated by a 'bursaries' committee' to ensure fairness. The results will be sent to all applicants by e-mail.

2. Bursaries for pathologists from under-resourced countries | Requirements (mandatory)

Your application can only be considered if all of the following requirements are met:

  • You have been an active member of ESP for (at least) three consecutive years (e.g. 2021, 2022, 2023).
  • You reside in one of the countries included on the following list:

Please click on the below button to apply for a bursary which is not abstract-based. 

All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in early June 2023.
In case your application is not considered, you will still have the option to register at the early fees until 28 June 2023.

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Please contact us: 
Congress and Exhibition Office

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