escrs clinical research

The Application

How to Apply

The competition is now open. Up until 13.00 (CET) on Monday 01 June 2020 you can enter an Expression-of-Interest for the ESCRS Clinical Research Awards.

Please use the downloadable template for submission of your Expression-of-Interest and send it by email to Dr. GearĂ³id Tuohy at

Your submission must not exceed 550 words and must include the following sections here (excluding the word count headings and/or excluding academic references):

  1. 1. Title [25 words]
  2. 2. Introduction [130 words]
  3. 3. Formal statement of research & statistical hypothesis [80 words]
  4. 4. Outline of research proposal [120 words]
  5. 5. Summary of clinical and economic impact of the research [85 words]
  6. 6. Summary of regulatory research [40 words]
  7. 7. Summary of required budget and duration of study [70 words]

You must agree to the following terms and conditions (included in the template):

Terms & Conditions

  1. (a) I hold a full-time or affiliated post with an established EU-based clinical or research institute.
  2. (b) I have demonstrable prior experience in the conduct of clinical research in the field of ophthalmology.
  3. (c) I am familiar and experienced with the administrative, insurance and regulatory requirements for the conduct of EU-based clinical research studies.
  4. (d) I understand that Expressions-of-Interest will be evaluated by the ESCRS Research Committee (including other independent peer reviewers) who will generate a short-list of applicants to be invited to make a full comprehensive research proposal. I understand that all decisions on Expressions-of-Interest and/or short-listed proposals made by the ESCRS shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into on any matters arising from any the Clinical Research Awards.
  5. (e) I confirm that I am the author of the application with a current ESCRS membership and who have been a member for at least the last three consecutive years, holding a full time clinical/research post at an EU-based clinical or academic centre and my ESCRS membership number is included on my Expression-of-Interest submission.

If any of the required information is omitted, an entry will not be evaluated.

Who Can Apply

The competition is open to clinician and researcher applicants from Europe (*WHO definition of region groupings) with a current ESCRS membership and who have been a member for at least the last three consecutive years. Applicants must hold a full time clinical/research post at an EU-based clinical or academic centre.

ESCRS looks forward to receiving your entries for which the ultimate beneficiary of your efforts will be the ophthalmic patient and the clinical ophthalmology community.

*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 the capability to execute a solid research project creating near-term clinical impact as they are to do with good clinical science. 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.