The 2021/2022 ESCRS Pioneer Award is an 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 ophthalmologists (up to the age of 40) with a current ESCRS membership and who have been a member for at least the last three consecutive years. Applicants must hold a full time clinical/research post at an EU-based clinical or academic centre.
The purpose of the Award is:
The Pioneer Award aims to fund any type of new initiatives, which may include:
The amount for funding that may be awarded to a successful applicant is between €5,000 and €50,000 (maximum), and for a project with a duration no longer than 2 years.