Applications for 2024 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. 

ESCP has announced the following fellowship opportunity for the 2024 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 2024 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 is Tuesday 7 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