FALL 2023 - IFCC PEP Call for Applications - OPEN
The IFCC PEP Call for Applications has been distributed to the IFCC National Societies
The completed application and the supporting documents should be sent by email to the IFCC Office
IFCC offers a limited number of scholarships each year to facilitate professional exchange programmes award to support training of young scientists and continuing education of other laboratory professionals at clinical laboratory centres and IVD facilities around the world.
The purpose of professional exchange programmes is to:
IFCC has developed two categories of professional exchange programme:
IFCC has developed a list of clinical laboratories willing to host visiting scientists for a period of 1-3 months. However, applicants are free to select other hosting laboratories pending prior acceptance and approval by the host. IFCC has no role in making agreements between the Applicant and the hosting laboratory.
Click here to see the list of the IFCC PEP hosting Laboratories.
• National societies Members of IFCC may support a maximum of one Professional Exchange Programme
• National societies Members of IFCC may support a maximum of one Professional Exchange Programme per applicant •
• IFCC has no role in finding placements for postgraduate or postdoctoral study •
The purpose of a PMEP is to develop appropriate quality management skills in order to improve the performance and quality of service offered to patients by the base laboratory.
Applications for a Professional Management Exchange Programme (PMEP) may only come from IFCC Full Member or Affiliate Member national societies that are in countries where quality management and/or laboratory accreditation are at an early stage of development.
Examples of PMEP include:
The host laboratory for a PMEP will normally be in the same IFCC Region as the applicant.
The purpose of a PSEP is to exchange or develop high level scientific information or skills.
Applications for a PSEP may come from any IFCC Full Member or Affiliate Member national society.
Examples of suitable PSEP projects include (but are not restricted to):
Scientific publications resulting from this exchange programme have to acknowledge IFCC's support.
Applicants for an IFCC professional exchange programme will:
Successful applicants will be entitled to receive:
At the completion of a professional exchange programme the successful applicant is required to:
Copy of passport or identity document
Letter of support of national ifcc society
Letter of support of the head of applicant's department
Letter of support of the head of the host laboratory
Detailed project description indicating the perceived benefit and impact