April 19, 2021

ESICM Research Awards 2021

Hear from our past awardees 


The ESICM Research Awards are funded to enable both young and established investigators and clinicians to carry out basic or clinical research projects and develop, acquire, and apply advanced research procedures and techniques in the area of intensive care medicine.

Each week, some of our past ESICM Research Awards recipients will provide more information and details about their research projects and the single awards.

Nishkantha Arulkumar is an intensivist and Post-Doc at Bloomsbury Institute for Intensive Care Medicine, University College, London (UK). In 2018, he received the ESICM NEXT Start-up Grant. He’s currently investigating whether antibiotics amplify sepsis-induced immunosuppression, but also found newer applications for his research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NEXT Start-Up Grant supports the professional development of young and talented researchers/scientists who have the potential to become established independent investigators in the field of intensive care.

Board-certified Intensive Care Physicians within 5-years from consultancy, who can demonstrate a solid background in research (e.g. PhD, MD, publications list/reference), are invited to apply.

Only ESICM members aged 42 years or younger are invited to submit applications. Research programme proposals may rely on approaches ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications, as well as translational science.

Watch the video to learn more about the NEXT Start-up Grant and Dr Arulkumar’s research project.

Do you also wish to apply to one of the ESICM Research Awards? Check our dedicated page for more information and apply by 1 May. 

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