Call for Applications for ECCO Fellowships, Grants and Travel Awards - Awarded at ECCO´20

Janneke van der Woude, SciCom Chair

Janneke van der Woude1Janneke van der Woude

Application deadlines:

ECCO Pioneer Award (1st round): June 3, 2019 
ECCO Pioneer Award (2nd round): August 13, 2019  
ECCO Fellowships, Grants and Travel Awards: June 3, 2019


Dear ECCO Members and Friends,

ECCO has established Fellowships, Grants and Travel Awards to encourage and support young physicians in their careers and to promote innovative scientific research in IBD.

For detailed information on Fellowships, Grants and Travel Awards, including eligibility and the submission process, please visit the ECCO Website: https://www.ecco-ibd.eu/science/fellowships-and-grants.html

ECCO Pioneer Award

The ECCO Pioneer Award is intended to fund up to 24 months of basic and/or clinical research in IBD that is visionary, innovative and interdisciplinary. The Pioneer Award has been created for collaborative research projects involving a minimum of two participating institutions.
• Award: EUR 250,000.-
      • Number of Pioneer Awards: 1


ECCO Fellowships have been created for individuals younger than 40 years who submit an original research project in the field of IBD which they wish to undertake abroad in a European hosting laboratory and/or department for the duration of one year.
      • Award: EUR 60,000.- per fellowship
      • Number of Fellowships: 2


ECCO Grants aim to support innovative scientific, translational or clinical research in Europe. The guidelines for ECCO Grants are very similar to those for the Fellowships, with the exception that the research is typically undertaken in the institution of the applicant.
      • Award: EUR 50,000.- per grant
      • Number of Grants: 12

N-ECCO Research Grant

The N-ECCO Research Grant aims to enhance the opportunities for IBD Nurses to become involved in international research projects across Europe. The aim is to engage IBD nurses who are less experienced in research to do research, mentored by senior researchers.
      • Award: EUR 20,000.-
      • Number of N-ECCO Research Grants: 1 (The amount can be given to one big project, or split and given to two smaller projects.)

ECCO Travel Awards

ECCO Travel Awards are offered to young investigators who plan to visit different IBD centres in Europe with the intention of learning scientific techniques or being a clinical observer. IBD Nurses can apply for the N-ECCO Travel Awards, which provide nurses with the opportunity to visit European centres to observe nursing care. As of 2019, dietitians in IBD can visit European IBD Centres, to observe and learn about diet and nutrtion in IBD
      • Award: EUR 1,500.-
      • Number of Travel Awards: 6 (incl. 1 N-ECCO Travel Award and 1 D-ECCO Travel Award)

ECCO-AOCC Visiting Travel Grants

ECCO-AOCC Visiting Travel Grants are for European investigators who plan to visit an IBD Centre in Asia, or for Asian investigators who plan to visit an IBD centre in Europe, with the intention of learning about advanced endoscopy or being a clinical observer.
      • Award: EUR 10,000.-
Number of ECCO-AOCC Visiting Travel Grants: 2

ECCO-IBUS Intestinal Ultrasound Grant

The purpose of the ECCO-IBUS Intestinal Ultrasound Research Grant is to support clinical excellence in investigating the utility of intestinal ultrasound used in the assessment of patients with IBD. It is aimed at established candidates within clinical units with expertise in IBD and in performance of intestinal ultrasound with routine access to an ultrasound machine within their own institute.
      • Award: EUR 20,000.-
Number of Research Grants: 1

We look forward to your application!

Posted in ECCO News, SciCom, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1