EASD Rising Star Symposium and EFSD Rising Star Fellowship Programme

supported by Novo Nordisk

Deadline Date: 15 February 2023

Euro 120,000 available for four Fellowships

The EASD Rising Star Symposium and EFSD Rising Star Fellowship Programme aims to identify promising and innovative young researchers who are developing their research activities in Europe. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to present an overview of their past and ongoing research activities during a multidisciplinary research symposium at the EASD Annual Meeting. The chosen candidates will be invited by EASD to present a lecture (20 minute lecture + 5 minute discussion) and will receive a commemorative diploma. Travel expenses, hotel and registration costs for the recipients will be covered.

Furthermore the award includes a research fellowship in the amount of Euro 30,000 payable to the recipient’s institution. The objective of the research fellowship is to encourage innovative research in the field of diabetes. Applicants should have demonstrated their ability in the field of diabetes research and must be employed by a non-profit institution based in Europe or an associated country (for detailed country list, please see here).

Applications may be made by any paid-up member of EASD having received their highest degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent) no more than five (basic scientist) or seven years (clinician) before 1 January in the year the Fellowship is awarded. For clinicians holding more than one qualifying degree (e.g. MD PhD) or with a clinical specialist degree/board certification, the time since the first degree may not exceed ten years before 1 January in the year the Fellowship is awarded. Time periods spent on maternity/paternity leave, long-term illness or other exceptional circumstances will be taken into account, if adequate documentation can be provided upon request.

Preference will be given to individuals who have consistently pursued a well-defined and innovative research line, leading to publications in high impact peer reviewed journals.

Application forms may be downloaded here:

Application Form

All applications must be prepared on the official forms and completed in strict accordance with the detailed instructions to be found on these forms. Applications which do not comply with the instructions given in the application form will not be considered for review.

Please send your application as one complete PDF email attachment to Foundation@easd.org by 12:00 midday (CET) on the deadline date 15 February 2023.

Note: For this particular award it is permissible to hold a second active award from EFSD.

Completed applications will be evaluated by an independent scientific committee.


AnnouncementOctober 2022
Application Deadline15 February 2023
Anticipated AwardMay 2023


Enquiries should be directed to: foundation@easd.org.