Purpose and Scope

The Travel Grant is intended to support the expenses of a Trainee Member who wishes to travel and visit a unit in the US (for European applicants) or Europe (for US applicants) either for the purposes of learning a new technique, carry out a short project or of observing a different health system at work. 

Specification: Provisional approval for the visit/project should be obtained prior to the application from the applicant’s own department and the department to be visited. The Travel Award will not be available to attend meetings or conferences and will be awarded on alternative years to a US or European applicant. Funding will be awarded alternately from ESPGHAN or NASPGHAN as appropriate. Funding will be awarded alternately from ESPGHAN or NASPGHAN as appropriate and will be paid directly to the successful applicant. If the applicant is unable to take part in the visit/exchange for any reason, the sum in full must be returned to the awarding society and the head of the department of the successful applicant must guarantee that this happens. Additional funding will not be provided to supplement these visits.
Amount: USD 5.000,00 / EUR 50.000,00 

Application process

Application:  The applicant must send the completed application to the Association Administration Office by 30 May of the year the travel award is funded by ESPGHAN.

Application for 2022 will open in late 2021/ early 2022.

The application must include: 

  • A completed application form.
  • Applicants’ curriculum vitae (max. three pages).
  • Brief description of proposed project or visit and the likely benefit to the applicant and/or their host institution or patient population.
  • Budgetary details on how the money will be used to finance the visit.
  • Two letters of recommendation are requested: One from the host institution giving the necessary permission for the visit; One from the unit to be visited which should include agreement for the visit and indicate what support will be provided to ensure the exchange will be successful.  This latter letter should specify the time available for supervision, research opportunity (if relevant), space, equipment etc.

Application deadline: May 30th of the year that travel award is funded by ESPGHAN

Reporting and disbursement of the fund

The award winner will be required to submit a written report (including an accounting of how the award monies were spent) of their visit to both Councils within six months of the completion of their visit and present a written report of the outcome to the AGM at the annual meetings of their respective Society



Valentina Discepolo, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Section of Pediatrics, University Federico II, Naples


Protima Amon, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK


Alexander Gerhard Miethke, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA


Noam Zevit, Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel


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