ESGE Research Champions Den

ESGE Research Champions Den

Advance your research project by winning up to 10 000 € of financial support from ESGE and guidance from our jury of expert researchers

The ESGE Research Champions Den is an annual competition at ESGE Days. 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.

Potential contenders submit their research idea online. A “jury” of five 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 jury each have 2000 € (20 “points”) to distribute to the projects they judge to be most deserving of support.

The jury then selects the ESGE Research Champions and decides how many points each should receive. The best two or three will be awarded ESGE Research Grant.

The applicants who are not successful in obtaining a grant for their research project get free registration at the next ESGE Days. The winners are committed to submitting study reports to ESGE and their research results to Endoscopy.

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ESGE individual members from around the globe are eligible to apply, and physicians at any stage of their careers may apply.

The jury will be five experienced endoscopists with established track records in research. 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.

Winners are committed to supplying study reports to ESGE and to submitting the study results to Endoscopy.

To apply visit the ESGE Research Champions Den page on


Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Submission portal opens
Sunday, January 10, 2021 Submission deadline
January 15 - February 15, 2021 Evaluation of applications
Mid-February 2021 Notification of selected applicants
March 27, 2021 ESGE Research Champions Den at ESGE Days 2021