University Hospital Ramon Y Cajal, Madrid
ESGE Research Champions' Den
About the ‚Den‘
The ESGE Research Champions’ Den competition, held at ESGE Days congresses, is the final stage of the application process for ESGE Research Grants.
The aim is to bring hidden talent to light and to help established researchers to share their ideas and upcoming projects with the endoscopy world.
The full details of the ESGE Research Grants can be found at esge.com.
10,000 € to cover direct costs is awarded to those judged most worthy.
Applicants selected by the jury to present their research at the ESGE Research Champions’ Den receive a waived registration fee.
All studies that are presented at the ESGE Research Champions’ Den are eligible to receive ESGE research endorsement.
How does it work?
Potential contenders submit their research idea online. A “jury” of experienced endoscopists with established track records in research select what they consider to be the best projects, based on the importance of their future impact on endoscopic practice and their creativity and originality.
At ESGE Days, the top selected applicants each have 3-4 minutes to present their projects to the jury, who then quiz each applicant for 5 minutes.
The session will be moderated by Pradeep Bhandari, the ESGE Research Committee Chair, who introduces applicants and moderates the session. Participation in this competition does not require onsite presence during the event.
After the jury’s discussion, the moderator announces which applicants have won financial support. The jury will be able to distribute, to the projects they judge to be most deserving of support, up to 10,000 €. All jury decisions are final.
Applicants are required to be ESGE individual members and work in a medical institution within the ESGE zone (Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean and North Africa)
Young researchers/trainees are encouraged to apply.
Applications must be submitted via the online application form.
All jury decisions are final. The ESGE Research Committee Chair will be the moderator who introduces applicants and moderates the session. After the jury’s discussion, the moderator announces which applicants have won financial support.
The applicants who are not successful in obtaining a grant for their research project get free registration at the next ESGE Days. Winners are committed to supplying study reports to ESGE and to submitting the study results to Endoscopy.
To find out more about the ESGE Research Champions Den and other ESGE grants and awards visit esge.com.
Submission portal opens
Notification of selected applicants
The final stage of application: The Research Champions’ Den at ESGE Days 2023
Congratulations to the recipients of the ESGE Research Grants!
At the Research Champions’ Den at ESGE Days 2022 ten researchers presented their projects to a panel of ESGE top international experts, in a bid to win an ESGE Research Grant.
After facing tough questioning from the ‘Dragons’ three grants were awarded to the following researchers:
- Enrique Rodríguez de Santiago (Spain)
- Esperanza Ulloa Márquez (Spain)
- Milou van Riswijk (The Netherlands)
We look forward to hearing about their projects in the future and wish them sincere congratulations!