Fellowships and Grants

Call for ECCO Fellowships, Grants and Travel Awards

ECCO Fellowships, Grants and Travel Awards are available to encourage young physicians in their career and to promote innovative scientific research in IBD in Europe.

In 2021, ECCO will award the ECCO Pioneer Award for the fourth time.

      


Overview of available ECCO Awards to be awarded at the ECCO'21 Congress: 

ECCO Pioneer Award


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the call has been stopped.
Deadline
: June 3, 2020
Purpose: Promote visionary, innovative, and inter-disciplinary collaborative research projects in the field of IBD
Target audience: Basic and/or clinical scientists
Place of research: Collaboration between minimum of 2 IBD Centres
ECCO Membership: Required (all group applications)
Prize: EUR 300,000
Number of awards available: 2
Duration of funding: 2 years 
Application documents: 

ECCO Pioneer Award Fact Sheet

ECCO Pioneer Award Letter of Intent

ECCO Multi-Year Research Grant


Deadline: June 3, 2020 - extended until July 31, 2020 - Submission is CLOSED!
Purpose: To encourage and support innovative basic and/or clinical scientific research in the area of IBD across Europe with the following selected topics:
• Evaluation of novel modalities of disease monitoring in patients treated with JAK inhibitors (e.g. ultrasound/MRI/fibrosis evaluation)
• Early disease control via JAK inhibition
Target audience: Basic and/or clinical scientists
Place of research: Collaboration between minimum of 2 IBD Centres from different countries
ECCO Membership: Required (all group applications)
Prize: EUR 200,000
Number of awards available: Up to 2
Duration of funding: 2 years
Application documents: 

ECCO Multi-Year Research Grant Fact Sheet

ECCO Multi-Year Research Grant Letter of Intent

ECCO Multi-Year Research Grant Technical Annex

ECCO Grant


Deadline: June 3, 2020 - extended until July 31, 2020 - Submission is CLOSED!
Purpose: Promote innovative scientific research in IBD in Europe
Target audience: Young basic and/or clinical scientists not older than 40 years, or if above than being within 5 years after finishing GI training or PhD graduation.
Place of research: In own institute
ECCO Membership: Required (applicant)
Prize: EUR 80,000
Number of awards available: 8
Duration of funding: 1 year  
Application documents: 

ECCO Grant Fact Sheet

ECCO Fellowship


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the call has been stopped.
Deadline
: June 3, 2020
Purpose: Promote innovative scientific research and knowledge exchange in IBD in Europe
Target audience: Young scientists not older than 40 years or still in training
Place of research: Hosting institute outside one’s own country
ECCO Membership: Required
Prize: EUR 60,000
Number of awards available: 2
Duration of funding: 1 year
Application documents: 

ECCO Fellowship Fact Sheet

ECCO Research Award


Deadline: June 3, 2020 - extended until July 31, 2020 - Submission is CLOSED!
Purpose: Support IBD research, with a focus on retrospective observational research projects using a registry tool. Priority will be given to research projects which include the use of the United Registries for Clinical Assessment and REsearch (UR-CARE).
Target audience: International multicentre study groups
Place of research: In own institute
ECCO Membership: Required (applicant)
Prize
: EUR 40,000
Number of awards available: 1
Duration of funding: up to 3 years
Application documents:

ECCO Research Award Fact Sheet

ECCO Research Award Technical Annex

N-ECCO Research Grant 


Deadline: June 3, 2020 - extended until July 31, 2020 - Submission is CLOSED!
Purpose: Enhance the opportunity for IBD Nurses to be involved in international research projects across Europe
Target audience: IBD Nurses
Place of research: In own institute
ECCO Membership: Required
Prize: EUR 20,000
Number of awards available: 1
Duration of funding: 1 year  
Application documents: 

N-ECCO Research Grant Fact Sheet

IMPORTANT: Online Submission ONLY!

ECCO-IBUS Intestinal Ultrasound Research Grant


Deadline: June 3, 2020 - extended until August 31, 2020
Purpose: support clinical excellence in the investigation of utility of intestinal ultrasound used in the assessment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Target audience: Candidates should be established within clinical units with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease, with established expertise in performance of intestinal ultrasound with routine access to an ultrasound machine
Place of research: In own institute
IBUS Membership: Required
Prize: EUR 20,000
Number of awards available: 1
Duration of funding: 1 year  
Application documents: 

ECCO-IBUS Intestinal Ultrasound Research Grant Fact Sheet

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ECCO-AOCC Visiting Travel Grant


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the call has been stopped.
Deadline
: June 3, 2020
Purpose: Offering European and Asian investigators exchange visits to IBD Centres in Asia or Europe, respectively
Target audience: Young scientists not older than 40 years or still in training
Place of research: Hosting institute outside one’s own country
ECCO Membership: ECCO-AOCC Visiting Travel Grant applicants and their hosts need to be ECCO or AOCC Members respectively (at the time of application)
Prize: EUR 10,000
Number of awards available: 2
Duration of funding: max. 3 months  
Application documents: 

ECCO-AOCC Visiting Travel Grant Fact Sheet

ECCO Travel Award


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the call has been stopped.
Deadline
: June 3, 2020
Purpose: Enable visits of European IBD Centres, learning of scientific techniques, clinical observership
Target audience: Young scientists not older than 40 years or still in training
Place of research: Hosting institute outside one’s own country
ECCO Membership: Required (Both applicant & supervisor at hosting institute)
Prize: EUR 1,500
Number of awards available: 4
Duration of funding: max. 3 months 
Application documents: 

ECCO Travel Award Fact Sheet

N-ECCO Travel Award


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the call has been stopped.
Deadline
: June 3, 2020
Purpose: Enable visits of European IBD Centres, learning from IBD nursing services
Target audience: IBD Nurses
Place of research: Hosting institute outside one’s own country OR in own country
ECCO Membership: Required (Both applicant & supervisor at hosting institute)
Prize: EUR 1,500
Number of awards available: 1
Duration of funding: min. 2 weeks up to max. 3 months 
Application documents: 

N-ECCO Travel Award Fact Sheet

D-ECCO Travel Award


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the call has been stopped.
Deadline
: June 3, 2020
Purpose: Enable visits of European IBD Centres, to observe and learn about diet and nutrition in IBD
Target audience: Dietitians in IBD
Place of research: Hosting institute outside one’s own country OR in own country
ECCO Membership: Required (Both applicant & supervisor at hosting institute)
Prize: EUR 1,500
Number of awards available: 1
Duration of funding: min. 2 weeks up to max. 3 months 
Application documents: 

D-ECCO Travel Award Fact Sheet

 


ECCO Fellowships and Grants can be supported by industry, including (optionally) setting a specific topic.

ECCO offers sincere gratitude for the support of the following Fellowships and Grants:

Awarded at ECCO’19: ECCO-Pfizer Research Grant on Predictors of response to JAK inhibitors
Awarded at ECCO’19: ECCO-Pfizer Research Award – with a focus on retrospective observational research projects using a registry tool
Awarded at ECCO'17: ECCO-Vifor Pharma Grant - with a special focus on iron deficiency
Awarded at ECCO'16: ECCO-Nestlé Health Science Nutrition Fellowship - with a special focus on the role of food and nutrition in the etiology and management of IBD.
Awarded at ECCO'14: ECCO-DigestScience Research Funding - funding for scientific research in the area of ”Intestinal Fibrosis”
Awarded at ECCO'14: Cosmopharma-funded ECCO Fellowship

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Past ECCO Fellowships, Grants & Travel Award winners

 

List of ECCO Award Winners 2008-2020

ECCO Fellowships & Grants Reports 2007-2012

ECCO Fellowships & Grants Publications 2007-2019

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