The objectives of the programme are to provide young postdoctoral scientists with an opportunity for international exchange in a stimulating environment.
The objectives of the programme are to provide young postdoctoral scientists with an opportunity for international exchange in a stimulating environment and to gain exposure to high quality basic research in laboratories that are world famous for their work on articular cartilage injury, repair, and regeneration. Selected as potential leaders in the field of cartilage regeneration and repair, fellows will be accompanied on a 7 – 10 day tour to several laboratories, lead by a distinguished and experienced scientist who will act as a mentor throughout the trip. Together they will participate in scientific symposia with host scientists, view research facilities and participate in social and cultural events with the hosting cartilage repair community. They will also discuss with experienced scientists the process of grant-writing and building a scientific reputation. The Fellowship Programme includes attending the ICRS World Congress. The programme will alternate between either in Europe, North-America or Asia and alternatively candidates from different regions will be considered. Fellowship recipients will be required to provide a written summary of their fellowship experiences to the ICRS to be published in the next Newsletter and agree to present their experiences at the next ICRS World Congress during a special session. Up to 4 Fellowships will be available for each programme. The Fellows will be selected in open competition by an expert panel established through the ICRS Fellowships, scholarships and research grants committee.