The 2022/2023 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  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 aims to fund any type of new initiatives, which may include:
The amount for funding that may be awarded to a successful applicant, for up to €50,000 (maximum), and for a project with a duration no longer than 2 years.
How to apply
The competition is now open (March 3rd, 2022). Up until 13.00 (CET) on Monday 30th May 2022 you can submit an Expression-of-interest for the ESCRS Pioneer Research Awards.