ESSO Observership

ESSO Call for Applications

SSO members are being offered an opportunity by the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) to apply for a visiting observership in Europe. This observership will take place in October 2019.

This opportunity includes:

  • Complimentary registration to ESSO 39 in Rotterdam, Netherlands from October 9-11, 2019
  • A stipend of $3,000 USD to assist with travel and accommodations expenses for the duration of the exchange
  • An opportunity to visit 2 to 3 pre-eminent European Surgical Oncology Institutions within a two-week period following ESSO39

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must:

  • Be an SSO Active or Active International member, in good standing
  • Be an up-and-coming young surgical oncologist, 45 years old or younger
  • Be able to travel to Europe in October 2019
  • Cannot have participated in an SSO observership in the past 5 years
  • Submit a completed application
  • Submit a CV (maximum 3 pages plus additional pages for publications & grants)

Candidates will be evaluated based on:

  • Engagement in scientific research
  • The written rationale included in the application

To learn more about this opportunity, or to submit a completed application, please contact Ana Olivares, Manager, Global Programs at

The deadline to submit an application and your CV is Friday, July 26, 2019. Notifications will be sent out to all applicants by August 2019.

Click here to download application.