ESGE Research GrantS

ESGE Research GrantS

About Research Grants

ESGE research grants support innovative, original research in gastroenterology.

In 2021, the research grants have evolved into the ESGE Research Champions Den, which is an annual competition for research funding taking place at the ESGE Days.

Potential contenders submit their research idea online. The ESGE research committee reviews the applications and attributes a score to each valid application.

The top rated research proposals will be selected for oral presentation at the Den competition during the ESGE Days.


Following the presentation, a jury of five eminent researchers will rate the proposal. The best two or three will be awarded Research Grant.

Before applying and for details on the criteria and evaluation process please read the ESGE Research Projects Policy

Entry implies acceptance of this regulations, and all applicants agree to be bound by them upon submitting an application.

Please contact the ESGE secretariat for more information:


  • Applicants should be ESGE Individual Members working in a medical institution within the ESGE zone (Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean and North Africa). For further information on individual membership benefits please click here
  • Young researchers are encouraged to apply
  • The award winner will be committed to submitting the study results to Endoscopy
  • The award winner will be committed to supplying study reports to ESGE


  • Call for applications opens once a year
  • Submission portal opens: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • Submission deadline: Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 24:00 CEST
  • Notification of selected applicants: Mid-February 2021
  • ESGE Research Champions Den at ESGE Days 2021

The application procedure is now closed.