Harold Gunson Fellowship

Important dates

The applications for the Harold Gunson fellowship for ISBT Barcelona 2024 have now closed. 


All young investigators 40 years or younger are eligible for the award no matter which country they are working in. Those from very high and upper middle World Bank Index (WBI) countries may only receive the award once and those from lower middle and low WBI countries twice.

Please note that  to apply for the fellowship, you must:

  • Be 40 years old or under on the date of the first day of the Congress.
  • Be the first to submit and the presenting author of an abstract that has been accepted for the scientific programme.
  • Be able to present your abstract in English.

Application procedure

Documents to submit

Applicants must fill in the below online application form and submit the following documents:

  • A brief biography which must include an outline of the applicants current position and work and is countersigned by their employer or line manager.
  • A statement of motivation for applying for the Fellowship.
  • A a copy of the photo page of their passport.


Selection will be based upon the abstract score on review, geographical location and the statement of motivation. 

Benefits and expectations for successful applicants

All successful applicants will receive complimentary registration to the congress. Transportation and accommodation will also be covered by ISBT.

They will be expected to write a brief report on what learning points they will take back to their laboratory/clinic according to a template provided by the ISBT Scientific Officer and may also be requested to submit a short report to ISBT’s quarterly bulletin, Transfusion Today.


Successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.