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ESO Department to Department Visit Programme

About ESO Department to Department Visit Programme

The ESO Department to Department Visit Programme is offered to young physicians and scientists to support a short visit of 1 week to a European department or laboratory. Awardees can choose to use the award as contribution to a longer visit. ESO will support up to 8 young physicians/scientists annually with a grant of maximum 1,000 EUR per applicant.

The programme aims to provide insight into stroke departments outside the applicant`s home country. The short visit is an important step to help young physicians and scientists establish contact with centres with potential for future research and job opportunities.

Who Should Apply?

Physicians or scientists born 1983 or after – at the time of application – with an interest in the field of stroke. Applicants must be ESO members (Junior membership is free – membership application is available here).

How to Apply

The application deadline is 28 February each year.

Interested applicants are requested to complete the application form (click here) and submit together with the following documents

  • English CV ( 1 page)
  • List of publications
  • Letter of recommendation from Head of Department of host institution
  • Letter of motivation (1/2 page)
  • Copy of identity card/passport

Applications must be submitted to the ESO Secretariat by e-mail to by February 28 of each year.

For any questions please write to

2017 Awardees

ESO is pleased to announce the 2017 awardees:

Awardee:                                        Rahim Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
Host Institution
:                           Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Awardee:                                        Kateryna Antonenko (Ukraine)
Host Institution
:                           University Hospital of Perugia, Stroke Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Perugia, Italy

Awardee:                                        Anne-Katrin Giese (German/Harvard)
Host Institution
:                           Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristy, Munich, Germany

Awardee:                                        Dearbhla Kelly (Dublin/Ireland)
Host Institution
:                           University Hospital Lariboisiere, Paris, France

Awardee:                                        Patrick Nicholson (Dublin/Irreland)
Host Institution
:                           Inselspital Bern, Neurology Department, Bern, Switzerland

Awardee:                                        Alessio Pieroni (Rome/Italy)
Host Institution
:                           Queen Elizabeth University, Stroke Unit, Hospital in Glasgow, United Kingdom


2016 Awardees

2016 Awardees

ESO is pleased to announce the 2016 awardees:

Ana Catarina Gaspar Fonseca
Host Institution: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
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Mansur Kutlubaev
Host Institution: University of Cambridge
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Eugenia – Maria Muresan
Host Institution: University of Nottingham, School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Stroke, UK
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Loes Rutten-Jacobs
Host Institution: Institute of Stroke and Dementia Research, LMU, Munich, Germany
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