Research Mentorship Programme

Join the Programme!

The ESA Research Committee is launching a Mentorship Programme.

This exciting new Programme will promote the professional development of researchers through one-to-one mentoring by experienced investigators. It will enable the development of a personal relationship and provide individual support for the mentee in their chosen field of research.

The aims of the Programme are:

  • To develop a learning relationship between the mentor and the mentee;
  • To preserve and transfer accumulated professional knowledge within the anaesthesia community;
  • To support individual young academic anaesthetists in achieving their potential as researchers;
  • To contribute to the ESA mission to connect anaesthesiologists in the field of research in Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Pain with senior experts (mentors) as a platform for professional exchange and mutual learning.

Experienced Investigators covering a wide range of anaesthesiology topics have been selected to be mentors and will be matched with mentees by their field of interest. Mentors and mentees will be encouraged to meet regularly and agree on an aim for the mentorship as well as the logistics (how often, where and when to meet). The mentorship can last up to 2 years and the mentor and mentee will be asked to provide feedback to the ESA. Please follow this to the Mentorship SOP to learn more.

For Mentors : 

Please Complete the following application form Please send your CV to 

For Mentees : 

Please Complete the following application form

Please send your CV and a letter from your Head of Department to 


Please note that:
  • In order to be eligible for the Call for Mentee - Mentees must be 2018  trainee/medical students or active members of the ESA and working in a European Institution at the moment of application.
  • If you are selected as a mentee, you will be requested to attend the Mandatory Mentorship of Kick-off meeting at Euroanaesthesia 2018 – Copenhagen on Sunday 03 June 2018 from 08h30 to 10h30. This meeting will allow you to meet with your mentor face-to-face and to receive information on how the Mentorship Programme works (reimbursement is foreseen). 

Application Deadline : 23h59 on 14 March 2018

Please contact the Mentorship Team if you would like further information: