ESPR Grants

ESPR Research Grant Programme 2017-2019

The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) launched a large-scale research grant programme in 2017. Scheduled to run for three years (2017-2019), the society makes available new calls on an annual basis. This will be followed by a thorough evaluation of their success, which may result in the adjustment of the grants offered.

All grants have in common that applicants require ESPR membership. The only exception are the ESPR Young Investigator START-UP Awards, where only the applicant’s supervisor/host must be affiliated with the society. Thus we would like to encourage you to present your data at one of the next ESPR conferences, sign up for ESPR membership and become eligible to apply for a grant of your choice.

List of grant opportunities in 2018
  • The ESPR Young Investigator START-UP Awards
  • The ESPR Post-Doc RESEARCH GRANTS 2018
  • The ESPR Early Investigator EXCHANGE PROGRAMME 2018
  • Awardees of the ESPR Research Grant Programme 2018

    The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) would like to congratulate the recipients of the Research Grant Programme 2018:

    ESPR Young Investigator START-UP Awards

    Anna Claudia Massolo, Italy

    Camilla Fontana, Italy

    Essi Heinonen, Sweden

    Ilias Theodorakopoulos, Greece

    Josine Vaes, the Netherlands

    Natalia Neumann-Klimasińska, Poland

    Oana Anton, United Kingdom

    Sofia Passera, Italy

    Ted Carl Kejlberg Andelius, Denmark

    ESPR Post-Doc RESEARCH GRANTS

    Chris van den Akker, the Netherlands

    Eric Giannoni, Switzerland

    Luca Vedovelli, Italy

    Niek van der Aa, the Netherlands

Please note that the deadline for this year has passed. No further applications can be accepted at this stage.

Information about the ESPR Research Grant Programme 2019 will be made available on our social media channels (Twitter/LinkedIn) as well as the ESPR website in the first half of the year.

  • ESPR Young Investigator START-UP Awards 2018

    Grants: A maximum of nine awards of EUR 7,000 each.
    The committee wishes to reserve three grants for applicants from Eastern European countries.

    Purpose: To help young investigators establish, perform or complete a small basic or clinical research project in all fields related to Paediatrics.

    Eligibility Requirements: At the time of submission, applicants should be:

    • Within 10 years of having received a degree in their undergraduate qualification in biomedical sciences/medicine/life sciences. ESPR members or intending to become one, supported by their supervisors/hosts who are ESPR members.
    • The awardees are expected to present their research findings at an ESPR section meeting during one of the ESPR conferences.
  • ESPR Post-Doc RESEARCH GRANTS 2018

    Grants: A maximum of three awards of EUR 25,000 each.

    Purpose: To support a research project for established researchers in all fields related to Paediatrics.

    Eligibility Requirements: At the time of submission applicants should:

    • be within 15 years of having received their undergraduate qualification in biomedical sciences/medicine/life sciences. Career breaks due to maternity/parental/carers leave can be added to this time limit.
    • have a track record in research.
    • be ESPR members.
  • The ESPR Early Investigator EXCHANGE PROGRAMME 2018

    Grants: A maximum of 2 awards of EUR 40,000 each (20% uplift for child care)

    Purpose: To enable a young investigator to spend a period of research in the field of Paediatrics in a research group in another country.

    Eligibility Requirements: At the time of submission, applicants should be:

    • within 10 years of having received their undergraduate qualification in biomedical sciences/medicine/life sciences (careers breaks will be added as above)
    • ESPR members or intending to become one, supported by their supervisors/hosts who are ESPR or SPR members.

General regulations:

Please find below the general regulations applying to all grants unless stated otherwise.

All applications will be evaluated by the ESPR Research Grant Committee based on:

  • The scientific merit of the proposed research, and
  • The qualifications of the investigator. Only work published in peer-reviewed journals or periodicals will be considered.

Terms of the Awards:

  • The awardee will be responsible for managing the funds to be administered by the institution. The award does not cover any overheads.
  • To ensure direct support of the research project of the awardee and to allow highest flexibility, the money can be charged to an account of the institution, to the awardee directly or to a not-for-profit organisation provided that:
    • a written assurance is given indicating that the money will be used exclusively for the research project;
    • a list of items/activities will be prepared indicating what will be covered by the grant;
    • a check-up by the ESPR Research Grant Committee on a 6/12 month basis will be enabled with a report to verify how the funds were used.
  • The awardee must acknowledge the ESPR as the source of funding in any publications arising from work supported by these grants.
  • The awardee must agree to start the project within one year of the announcement of the award, to write a brief scientific and financial report within three months after completing the project (max. 2 pages excluding references) and present a final scientific report at an ESPR congress within two years after completing the project.

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