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ESPR Research Grant Programme 2017-2022

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Application Deadline: 1 August 2022.
About Opportunity

The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) launched a large-scale research grant programme in 2017. Scheduled to run for six years (2017-2022), the society makes available new calls on an annual basis.

All grants have in common that they require ESPR membership, with the exception of the ESPR Young Investigator START-UP GRANTS and the ESPR Nursing GRANTS, where only the applicant’s supervisor/host or secondary supervisor 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.

Eligibility Requirements

 At the time of submission, applicants must:

  • be within 10 years of having received a degree in their undergraduate qualification in biomedical sciences/medicine/life sciences. Extensions are possible in case of parental leave or serious illness;
  • be ESPR members or intending to join the society, supported by their supervisors/hosts, of whom at least one should be an ESPR member*;
  • be willing to present their research findings at a future ESPR conference.

*The primary supervisor should be from the applicant’s institution. In case he/she is not an ESPR member, a secondary supervisor who is an ESPR member may support the project. Should you not fulfil this requirement, please contact the ESPR office. We will assist you in identifying a secondary supervisor that is part of the society.


EUR 10,000 per grant

The committee wishes to encourage in particular proposals from Eastern European countries.

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

Application Procedure

  • The ESPR Research Grant Programme 2022 Application Template (download here). Only submissions using this template and adhering to the length requirement of a maximum of three pages (one extra page for references is allowed) will be considered;
  • For the ESPR Young Investigator START-UP GRANT and ESPR Nursing GRANTS: the Laboratory Application Form (download here);
  • At least one Letter of Recommendation, which should be from your supervisor/host. For the ESPR Young Investigator START-UP GRANTS and the ESPR Nursing GRANTS the (secondary) supervisor/host must be an ESPR/SPR member;
  • A short version Curriculum Vitae including a list of ist peer-reviewed publications of the previous 5 years (4 pages max);
  • An Institutional Letter from a European institution which indicates:

– Evidence of institutional support (e.g. that basic costs, such as associated salary, administrative support and the use of laboratory/office space are covered);- Confirmation not to take any part of the funding for institutional overhead or other indirect costs (see below statement on institutional overhead and indirect costs);- Acknowledgment that the ESPR will not be liable (i.e. charged) for any indirect costs (overhead and handling fees) associated with the execution of the work described in the application.

Official Website: ESPR Research Grant Programme 2017-2022

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