The WONCA Europe Scholarship

WONCA Europe Scholarship Committee

  • Shlomo Vinker, Israel, WONCA Europe President Elect
  • Sonia Tsukagoshi, UK, VdGM representative in WONCA Europe Executive Board
  • Thomas Frese, Germany, representative on behalf of Member Organisations
  • Erika Zelko, Slovenia, representative on behalf of Member Organisations
  • Donata Kurpas, Poland, representative on behalf of Member Organisations


With the aim of scouting out future international leaders of Family Medicine / General Practice, WONCA Europe awards a 2–4 year scholarship programme on an annual basis.

Candidates will be asked to propose a programme, which would support their personal and professional growth, as well as a mentor who will follow them during the duration of the programme. An annual sum of up to €2,000 per scholar is made available to support such activities.


Examples of activities include:

  • Attending WONCA Network meetings
  • Participating in a FM360 exchange
  • Visiting a Family Medicine Department, or the WHO 
  • Reviewing a health policy document

See here for more information on the WONCA Europe Scholarship. 

The 2019 nominations are now closed. 

Previous WONCA Europe Scholarship Winners

  • 2019: Claire Marie Thomas
  • 2018: Ana Luisa Neves