ESICM Research Awards

Closing Date: 28/03/2022

Direct funding for researchers in the field of Intensive Care Medicine. Intensivists working in all areas of the discipline are eligible to apply.

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) is a non-profit international association that was established in 1982. Its mission is to support and promote the advancement of knowledge in intensive care medicine, in particular the promotion of the highest standards of multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients and their families through education, research and professional development.

The ESICM Research Awards are available annually and offer direct funding to researchers in the field of Intensive Care Medicine. Intensivists working in all areas of the discipline are invited to apply. The following grants are available:

  • ESICM Basic Science Award: this award covers all areas of basic research from basic cellular and molecular physiology, cell biology, molecular biology and genetics to animal physiology.
  • Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award: projects that are pre-selected for the Basic Science Award may go forward for consideration for the Professor Burkhard Lachmann award with the agreement of the candidate.
  • ESICM Family Partnership Award: any research proposal that centres on the needs, priorities and expectations of patients and their carers will qualify for this award. Other elements such as patient-carer interactions and long-term outcomes in ICU survivors are relevant.
  • ESICM Global ICU Award: this award is intended for projects conducted in a Low & Middle Income Country as defined by the Low & Middle Income Countries list compiled by the World Bank and approved by the WHO. The projects should have an educational element focusing on improving patient care.
  • ESICM Established Investigator Award: this award supports investigators who have already established their independent research programme in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine, and who can demonstrate a commitment to training of young colleagues. The proposal may rely on approaches ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science.
  • ESICM Young Investigator Award: award for young, talented scientists who have the potential to become outstanding independent investigators. ESICM members aged 40 or younger at the time of applying are eligible for this award. Research proposals may focus on any aspect of intensive care medicine.
  • NEXT Start-Up Grant: this grant supports the professional development of young and talented researchers with a solid background in research. ESICM members aged 42 years or younger at the time of applying are invited to submit applications.
  • ESICM Clinical Research Award: this award is for projects carried out in a clinical environment. Some aspects of the proposal may involve collaboration with research laboratories. Applications that lack a clinical component will not be considered. Proposals may be based on approaches ranging from physiology, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic interventions, to epidemiologic studies and evaluation of practices.
  • ESICM Translational Research Award: the interdisciplinary field of translational science identifies and supports the adoption of best medical and health practices.
  • ESICM Levi-Montalcini Biomedical Sciences Award: this award is presented to encourage women to join the research community.
  • ESICM Multi-Disciplinary Care Award: this award supports healthcare professionals who have identified areas of intensive care treatment where research is required and who have perhaps never before considered entering the field of research. Applications are welcome from allied healthcare professionals of all disciplines relating to intensive care.
  • ESICM-Fisher&Paykel Healthcare SAS Award: award for projects that focus on the physiology and outcomes of less invasive respiratory support in acute respiratory failure. Projects must be conducted in Europe. The proposals should include at least one country contributing to the design and/or conduct of the project.
Funding body European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
Maximum value €50,000
Reference ID S23299
Category Biotechnology and Biology
Medical Research

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