2020 FDIME Research Grants for Internal Medicine Open for Application

The Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe (FDIME) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting biomedical, clinical, behavioural, nutritional and epidemiologic research to expand knowledge and understanding of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases related to internal medicine. The organisation also seeks to promote the education and continuing professional development of health professionals working in internal medicine.

The FDIME Research Grant programme for 2020/21 is now open to applications. The grants support young internists who intend to pursue translational, clinical or basic research on polymorbidity and other common conditions in internal medicine at a host institution in Europe. The objective of the grants is to promote exchanges between European researchers by supporting the applicant’s living costs during the residence – rather than the costs of the research itself.

Grants of up to €17,500 are available for a maximum period of one year. These provide part-funding to facilitate the applicant’s living and travel costs during the period of research. It is expected that the applicant will be occupied full time with his/her specified research study and not receiving any salary.

To be eligible, applicants should:

Be a young internist under the age of 38 (as defined by the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)).

Have been a member of one of the national societies of internal medicine affiliated to EFIM for not less than one year at the time of application.

Be able to submit a project proposal relevant to the topic of polymorbidity and other common conditions in Internal Medicine (projects can cover translational medicine, basic or clinical research).

Be able to provide a letter from the Chief of Laboratory or Department of Medicine at the proposed host institution, certifying that the project will be carried out in their laboratory/clinical department.

Applicants are responsible for developing their research proposals and identifying the host institution where the research will take place. Research studies collaborating with, or directly involving, a French research team will be considered positively.

Application forms and guidelines are available from the FDIME website.

Completed applications should be submitted by the closing date of 15 July 2020.

Projects must start after 30 September 2020.

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