EYES Research Observership Programme (R.O.P.)

The EYES Research Observership Programme (R.O.P.) allows Early Career Investigators (ECI) doing basic or translational research from Europe to grow and learn during a short, one-month stay in various European endocrine centres of special interest. Due to different European laws the time spent at the host centre will be defined as an “observership".

We are delighted to announce our three 2022 Awardees:-

  • Jowita Halupczok-Żyła, University Clinical Hospital, Wroclaw - Grant Winner
  • Emre Sedar Saygili, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine - Grant Winner
  • Narjes Nasiri Ansari, National University of Athens - Grant Winner

We are also pleased to announce we have four self-funded Awardees:-

  • Elisa Rossini, University of Brescia
  • Fabio Bioletto, University of Turin
  • Valentine Suteau, CHU Angers
  • Roxana Dumitriu, National institute of Endocrinology C.I. Parhon

Applications for 2022 have now closed.

Six centres across Europe are participating in this programme:

  1. Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University Hospital Würzburg, Germany. Mentor: Professor Martin Fassnacht. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  2. Centre for Pituitary Gland Development and Pituitary Stem Cell Research, King’s College, London, UK. Mentor: Research Associate Dr Cynthia Andoniadou. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  3. GReD Institute, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Mentor: Professor Pierre Val. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  4. Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Mentor: Professor Chris McCabe. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  5. University of Movement Science (IUSM), Rome, Italy. Mentor: Assistant Professor Migliaccio Silvia. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  6. Centre for Endocrine Tumors Leiden (CETL), Centre for Pituitary Care, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands. Mentor: Professor Nienke Biermasz. Read more about this Centre and the project here.


All applicants must be fully paid ESE members. Applicants are required to be a graduated basic/translational scientist or MD working in endocrinology field (with or without PhD status). Applicants are also required to have published (as one of the authors) at least two papers indexed in Current Contents (CC).

Application Process

Applications for 2022 are now closed. The Application process for 2023 will open late 2022/early 2023.

The required documents to be submitted with the form when application is available are:

  • Two preferred centres of interest from the list, field of interest. EYES reserves the right to assign the applicant to the second centre of choice if the first preference is not available.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a Mentor and the other from the Head of Department
  • CV (2 pages max) and Motivation letter (max 500 words)
  • Signed R.O.P. Terms and Conditions document (link to document)
  • Current ESE membership number

Terms and conditions

Please contact the EYES O.P. Coordinators for further information.