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The Application

How to apply

The competition is now open.  Up until 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 30 May 2017 you can enter an Expression-of-Interest for the ESCRS Clinical Research Awards by using the Expression-of-Interest form available here. All eligible Expressions-of-Interest will be evaluated by the ESCRS Research Committee from which short listed entries will be invited to make a full proposal. 

Any queries prior to submission of an Expression-of-Interest application should be directed to Dr. Gearóid Tuohy at gearoid.tuohy@escrs.org

Who Can Apply

The competition is open to all applicants from Europe (*WHO definition of region groupings) who have been members of the ESCRS for at least three (3) years. ESCRS would like to take the opportunity to welcome all eligible applicants to the competition, and to wish all the very best of luck in their Expression-of-Interest application. We would also encourage you to spread the word, to tell your colleagues, collaborators and competitors to actively consider how they might contribute to this important and exciting initiative. ESCRS look forward to receiving your entries for which the ultimate beneficiary of your efforts will be the ophthalmic patient and the clinical ophthalmology community. 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.

*Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom & Uzbekistan.

What are we looking for

The ESCRS Clinical Research Awards are as much to do with good clinical science as they are to do with the capability to execute a solid research project creating near-term clinical impact.  Any compelling scientific or medical rationale will need to be matched by an equally compelling infrastructure and research expertise that has been demonstrated to deliver on similar initiatives in the past.  The combination of clinical science and clinical research expertise is the key to convincing the Judging Panel and your peers of a credible and attractive clinical research programme.