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Specific Grant Details

  1. Applicant Qualifications: The applicant must be a current member of ESMINT.
  2. Applicant Categories:
    • Trainee (medical student, resident, or fellow)
    • Junior (≤ 5 years after fellowship)
  1. Grant Application Funding Level: This pilot program provides a grant of up to 10.000 Euro per project and plans to fund up to 2 projects annually. The scientific review panel reserves the right to limit the number of grants according to the society’s priorities.
  1. Budget:
    • The pilot grant program does not allow salary support for the PI. However, the grant can support the salary of a statistician, research assistant(s), and/or other research team member(s). In specific circumstances, the PI may request an exception with appropriate justification.
    • No indirect costs are allowed.
    • Salary support will be provided for research personnel, including technician(s) or statisticians.
    • Study materials (phantoms, test devices, animal research) are subject of funding.
    • This grant can include funds for supplies. Funds for equipment purchases are generally excluded unless there is significant justification.
    • The projects does not create any employment by ESMINT
    • Any local state tax costs have to be covered by the applicant and investigator
  1. Proposal (maximum of 5 pages)
    a) Specific Aims
    b) Project Significance
    c) Research Design/Strategy
    d) Budget
  2. Document to be uploaded: The applicant must provide one electronic PDF submission of all application components via the application form:
    a) Cover Letter: Please download the Pilot Research Grant Cover Letter here.
    b) Proposal
    c) CV, to include all grants received in the preceding 5 years and publications from those grants.
    d) If trainee, letter of support from senior PI providing oversight of project.

Pilot Research Grant Timeline

  • 8th of June, 2024 Call for application
  • 23th of July 2024 11:59 pm CEST: Full grant submission deadline
  • Until 31th August 2024: Review Process
  • 5th September 2024: Awardee/s will be announced at the ESMINT Congress

Please submit applications electronically via the application form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ESMINT Office at

Head of Research & Publication Committee

Aymeric Rouchaud

Aymeric Rouchaud