UEG Week Young Investigator Awards

Purpose and Scope:The UEG Young Investigator Award is intended to support expenses for Young Investigators who are ESPGHAN Trainee or AHP members and who have had an abstract accepted for presentation at UEG Week. 

Specification: The award can be used to cover registration, Visa application, accommodation at the conference and /or return transport to the conference, up to the value of the award.
Amount:  up to €1,000

  • The applicant should be a young investigator / clinician with less than ten years in the sub-speciality: 

o Medically qualified applicants should be in a training position, i.e. have not qualified in PGHN, nor have achieved a staff position; 

o Applicants should not be well established funded researchers

o Full ESPGHAN members are not eligible for this award

  • The applicant should have received less than 3 ESPGHAN awards in the past
  • The applicant should be the first (main) presenter of the abstract selected
  • The applicant should be supported by full member in good standing (i.e. without any outstanding dues) of the Society. In the case of AHP applicants, support letters can be submitted from AHP Members in good standing. 

Application:  Complete application must be sent to ESPGHAN office and the following will apply:

  1. Completed and signed application form 
  2. Support letter from an ESPGHAN member in a good standing (or AHP member in good standing for AHP applicants)
  3. Proof of abstract selection for presentation, confirming applicant as first (main) presenter
  4. Applicant current CV Deadline: application deadline will be set at least 2 months prior to the UEG Week and announced on ESPGHAN website and in the ESPGHAN Newsletter

Selection Criteria: Those who have received one or two awards previously or who live from regions close to the conference may receive a reduced award due to lower travel costs. In case the number of applications exceeds the number of awards available, the treasurer may at his/her discretion either select from those applications that fulfil all criteria on a first come first serve basis (but may give priority to applicants that are in particular need e.g. from low income countries), or may adjust funding to maximise attendance. 

Selection Process: 

  • The process is coordinated by the ESPGHAN Treasurer
  • ESPGHAN Council will review the applications independently. 
  • The applicant will receive notification no later than 2 weeks after application deadline 

Reporting and disbursement of the fund: Funds will only be released after

  • The financial statement incl. copies of the according receipts are sent to ESPGHAN office and approved by ESPGHAN Treasurer
  • Proof of attendance and poster presentation at UEG week.