Charlotte Anderson Travel Award

Purpose and scope

Purpose and scope: The Travel Grant is intended to support Young Investigators who wish to travel and visit another unit either for the purposes of learning a new technique, carrying out a short project or observing a different system at work. The Grant will be presented at the ESPGHAN Annual Meeting every year.

Specifications: The grant will help cover travel and accommodation costs within host European countries. This award will not cover attendance at courses / schools / symposia or conferences

Amount: Up to EUR 5.000,00 


  • The applicant must be an ESPGHAN Member in good standing (any type).
  • The applicant should be a young investigator / clinician with less than ten years in the sub-speciality
  • Applicant supervisors of institute to be visited must be an ESPGHAN Member in good standing
  • The project is to be carried out within Europe
  • The exchange project must be completed within one year after the date of approval 

Application and selection process

Complete application must be sent to ESPGHAN Office and the following will be requested:

  • A letter of intent including a brief description of the planned project / visit 
  • A current CV
  • A confirmation letter issued by the visited Institution and signed by the supervisor in the visited centre. This should confirm the dates and aims of the visit.

Application Deadline: December 31 of the year preceding that of the Grant (the deadline can be extended with the accord of the Council).

Selection criteria: ESPGHAN wishes to promote the learning of any techniques / expertise not available in the “home” institution. Examples include: an exchange visit to acquire specific diagnostic / therapeutic endoscopy skills, to learn a relevant laboratory technique, to learn how to set up / provide a specific service model (e.g. impedance, manometry, national registry or biobank).
Selection Process: 

  • The process is coordinated by the ESPGHAN Treasurer
  • ESPGHAN Council will review the applications independently. Applications will be considered at the Winter Council Meeting of the Society and the Grant will be awarded following this Meeting.
  • The applicant will receive notification no later than 8 weeks after application deadline

Reporting and disbursement of the fund

Within one year after having received the award, successful applicants are required to provide:

  • A detailed written report on the achievements made, signed by the supervisor of the visited institution 
  • A statement on the use of finances addressed to ESPGHAN Treasurer incl. all relevant receipts

Funds will only be released after the receipt of the above-mentioned report and financial statement incl. copies of the according receipts. Exceptions to this rule are at the discretion or the treasurer. 

Download the Expenses claim form



James Ashton - Report available upon request


Andreia Nita - Report available upon request


Caroline Hogen-Esch Veldhuis -  Report available upon request


Ilan Koppen


Paolo Quitadamo and Tim GJ de Meij


Johan Van Limbergen


Laetitia-Marie Petit


Massimiliano Paganelli


Andrea Schwarzer


Holm Ulhrig


Ulrich Meizner


For any enquiry regarding this award, please contact ESPGHAN Office