The 2019/2020 ESCRS Pioneer Award is a new initiative sponsored by the ESCRS to support and encourage independent clinical research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery.
The competition is open to young ophthalmologists up to the age of 40 (with at least three (3) years ESCRS membership) holding a full time clinical/research post at an EU-based clinical or academic centre.
The purpose of the Award is:
The Pioneer Award is available to young ophthalmologists engaged in clinical trial research. It aims to fund any type of new initiatives, which may include:
The maximum amount that may be awarded to a successful applicant is €50,000, for a project with a maximum duration of 2 years.