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The Application

How to apply

The competition is now open.  Up until 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 31 May 2018 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

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. Applicants must hold a full time clinical/research post at a 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 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.