Applications for 2023 are now closed.

The aim of the fellowships is to assist European surgeons, currently training in coloproctology, to undertake a visit to a centre out with their home country in Europe. Due to exceptional circumstances with covid, ESCP will consider completing fellowships in your home country. 

ESCP has announced the following fellowship opportunity for the 2023 period:

  • 2 x three-month fellowship on Functional Disorders

These fellowships will be supported by a €8000 grant from Medtronic. Medtronic: Further, Together

Eligibility criteria

Successful applicants will be people who demonstrate potential for achieving a leadership position in colon and rectal surgery or proctology, and fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be a fully paid member of ESCP (i.e. full, affiliate etc.) for a minimum of 12 months
  • Have training in general surgery for a minimum of 5 years
  • Are senior trainees or consultants at an early stage of their career
  • Have a manifested interest in coloproctology (evidenced by practice, teaching, research or publications)
  • Can clearly define the benefit to be gained from this experience
  • The fellow must be a surgeon with license to practice colorectal surgery in the host centre – ESCP will provide guidance in securing the licence. But it is the responsibility of candidates to secure licensing and work permission requirements.
  • It is helpful if the fellow speaks the native language of the host hospital (fluent English might be accepted by most of the host centres).


  • Applications for 2023 are now closed
  • Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about your application.
  • The deadline for applications was Wednesday 31 May
  • Please note: Applicants may have to go through a formal interview process. Afterwards, we will be asking you to prepare a video clip and a written report for the ESCP website to provide an account of your Fellowship experience. You will also be given the opportunity to make a short presentation of your experience at the next ESCP annual meeting if you wish to do so.

Host units

View the host units taking part by downloading the file below:

Read reports from Fellows here >

ESCP Affiliates