The 2017/2018 ESCRS Clinical Research Awards (the “Awards”) is an initiative sponsored by the ESCRS to support and encourage independent clinical research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery.
The competition is open to all clinicians and researchers (with at least three (3) years ESCRS membership) holding a full time clinical/research post at a EU-based clinical or academic centre.
The purpose of the Award is:
to support, encourage and fund individuals that actively conduct clinical research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery;
to facilitate and support an independent culture of clinical study for the ultimate benefit of patients with cataract and refractive disorders;
to engage and encourage the networking potential of the ophthalmic clinical community across the EU to improve both patient care and outcomes.
€750,000 is available over three years for the right project with suitable infrastructure and experience. We would like to receive ideas for clinical research limited only by your imagination; we would like to see where your passion and curiosity can take you and how it can be applied to a significant clinical problem; we would like to see and support the best and brightest clinical research ideas with the capacity to change how we support and treat our patients in the field of ophthalmology.
Ideas ranging from clinical research into the use of specific medical treatments and surgeries or, clinical research on the pharmaco-economic analysis of particular treatments or, research into the optimal management of national and global health care systems in ophthalmology, all such initiatives may be eligible for consideration in the Awards.