Call for Mentee and Mentor application is now open.

The deadline is 21 January 2022.

Please contact the Mentorship Team if you would like further information: mentorship@esaic.org

About the Research Mentorship Programme

The ESAIC runs a Mentorship Programme to promote the professional development of young researcher and established investigators. The one-to-one mentoring model enables the development of a personal relationship and provides individual support for the mentee.

Get to know Prof Wolfgang Buhre, the Mentorship Programme Leader.

ESAIC Research Mentorship Programme aims are:

  • To preserve and transfer accumulated professional knowledge within the anaesthesia community
  • To support individual academic anaesthetists in achieving their potential as researchers.
  • To contribute to the ESAIC 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 ESAIC.

How to apply?

For Mentors:


For Mentees:

Eligibility Requirements

The following requirements apply for both Mentors and Mentees. The Mentorship Programme Leader has the final decision regarding eligibility:

  • Mentors must be an affiliate, active or retired ESAIC member.
  • Mentees must be a current trainee/medical students or active members of the ESAIC and working in a European Institution at the moment of application.
  • Country of Institution should be a European country as defined by the World Health Organisation.
  • Mentees only take part in one mentorship programme at a time.
  • Mentors may be allowed to mentor a maximum of the two mentees within this programme.
  • Duration of mentorship is two years
  • The signing of the Mentorship Agreement (EDU_09_F5 Mentorship Agreement) after the first meeting.
  • As many universities/healthcare systems will have already a mentorship programme in place: it is important to ensure that two programmes do not “conflict”. One example would be if an ESAIC member is acting as a mentor on the ESAIC programme but has declined to participate in his employer’s or national programme. The Mentorship Programme Leader will be in charge of avoiding this kind of problems.
  • Available to attend the Mentorship Programme Kick-Off meeting at ESAIC Euroanaesthesia
  • The Mentee must also provide a letter from their Head of Department to declare if he/she has the support from his/her “home department” to take part in the Programme.


To learn more on guidelines and eligibility criteria, please download the pdf document here or contact us at mentorship@esaic.org