ESICM’S 2019 Research Awards

The ESICM Research and Industry Awards offer “something for everyone”, from junior to more experienced researchers, and from basic to clinical research.

Jan De Waele, Chair of the ESICM Research Committee, outlines the new process and different categories of awards.

The first step of 2019 ESICM Award application process is completed. Pre-selected candidate will be contacted shortly to fill out the full application.

315,000 euro is available for eligible research projects in 2019!

A range of research awards funded by ESICM is on offer to enable qualified investigators to carry out specific basic and clinical research projects – from young specialists to more established investigators.  As well as the ESICM Awards Programme Overview, industry-supported research awards will be offered by Baxter, GE Healthcare and Epimed Solutions.

These awards provide an impetus to research activities undertaken by ESICM members and grant the distinguished applicants peer recognition and greater exposure. Please note that only ESICM members are invited to submit an application.

The selection process is organised in three steps:

  • Pre-selection step: the Jury (Research Committee and potentially external experts) will select projects based on feasibility (budget, timeline), methodology, research design and statistical plan presented on a short outline proposal (template) . Deadline to submit the short application online: March, 25th 2019 at midnight
  • Pre-selected candidates will be invited to complete the full application from mid-April. Candidates will have 3 weeks to complete online the full application form (template)
  • Review step: the pre-selected projects will be reviewed by external experts, each proposal is reviewed by 2 to 4 reviewers
  • Jury selection step: the Jury will select awardees according to the reviewers’ marking, comments and discussion among the jury members 
  • Results will be given during the Summer. 

Applications can come from anyone who is a member of the Society. 

The first step of 2019 ESICM Award application process is completed. Pre-selected candidate will be contacted shortly to fill out the full application.

The 2019 Award ceremony will take place during LIVES 2019 in Berlin on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019.

Watch the 2018 Award Ceremony here.

See 2018 Award Winners here

Find LIVES 2018 Abstracts Awards Winners here

See 2017 Award Winners here

Available Research Awards

!!!NEW!!! Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award

Those pre-selected will have the opportunity to compete independently for Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award for Experimental Research. The Jury will be considering those projects that are competing for the 2019 Basic Research Awards.

The Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award allocates a grant amounting to 5,000€, which is fully funded by ESICM. 

ESICM Family Partnership Award

The project should cover families’ needs and expectations, care providers & patient interactions, long-term outcomes in ICU survivors. The plan should be conducted within a 12-month work period in a European country. We encourage N&AHP members to apply.

The Family Partnership Award allocates a grant amounting to 15,000€, which is fully funded by ESICM. 

ESICM Global ICU Award

The Global ICU Award aims at projects conducted in a Low & Middle Income Country. The projects should have an educational element focusing on improving patient care. Eligible Low & Middle Income Countries are based on the 2017 low and middle income countries list compiled by the World Bank and approved by the WHO.

The Global ICU Award allocates a grant amounting to 15,000€, which is fully funded by ESICM. 

ESICM Established Investigator Award

The Established Investigator Award supports the research activities of a senior physician/scientist active in clinical or basic research. It supports a research project conducted in Europe. The specific intent is to provide support for investigators who have already established their independent research programme in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine, and who can demonstrate a commitment to facilitate research training of young colleagues. The research proposal may rely on approaches ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science.

The Established Investigator Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€, which is also fully funded by ESICM.

ESICM Young Investigator Award

The ESICM Young Investigator Award supports the development of research activities undertaken with the active contribution of the applicant. It supports a research project conducted in Europe by an investigator under the age of 40 at the time of the application. The specific intent is to provide support for young and talented physicians/scientists that have the potential to become outstanding independent investigators in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. Research proposals may rely on approaches ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science.

The Young Investigator Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€, which is fully funded by ESICM.
Only ESICM members aged 40 years or younger are invited to submit applications.

NEXT Start-Up Grant

The NEXT Start-Up Grant supports the professional development of talented newly board-certified intensivists who already have a background in research and are willing to develop independent research programmes. The specific intent is to provide support for young and talented researchers/scientists who have the potential to become established independent investigators in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. 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. Applicants must demonstrate institutional support to facilitate research activities and professional development.

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. Timetable and milestones definition are required. Research programme timetable specification, including milestones and objectives are also required at time of application.  A progress report should be submitted by the researcher to the Society after one year. Dissemination of results through ESICM events and journals, within three years following grant allocation, is required. There will also be long-term follow-up of professional development as an established independent researcher.

The NEXT Start-Up Grant allocates a grant amounting to 25,000€ per year for up to two years. This grant is fully funded by ESICM.

ESICM Clinical Research Award

The Clinical Research Award supports a research project to be performed by an investigator in a clinical environment. Some aspects of the proposal may involve collaboration with research laboratories. However, applications that lack a clinical component will not be considered. Proposals may be based on approaches ranging from physiology, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic interventions, to epidemiologic studies and evaluation of practices.
The Clinical Research Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€, which is fully funded by ESICM.

ESICM Basic Science Award

The Basic Science Award supports a research project to be performed by an investigator in a research laboratory. Approaches may vary topically from basic cellular and molecular physiology, cell biology, molecular biology and genetics to animal physiology and translational science.

The Basic Science Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€, which is also fully funded by ESICM.

!!!NEW!!! Those pre-selected will have the opportunity to compete independently for Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award for Experimental Research. The grant money is 5,000 EUR and the Jury will be considering those projects that are competing for the 2019 Basic Research Awards.

ESICM Levi-Montalcini Biomedical Sciences Award

In order to foster progression of women in academic careers, this prize supports the development of research activities undertaken with the active contribution of a female applicant. The specific intent is to provide support for young and talented female physicians/scientists who have the potential to become outstanding independent investigators in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. The research proposal may focus on approaches to topics ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science.

The Levi-Montalcini Biomedical Sciences Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€, which is also fully funded by ESICM.

Industry Research Awards

GE-ESICM Point Of Care (POC) Challenge Awards

  • Up to 4 projects will be awarded 15,000 Euros per project
  • Support loan of 4 devices (equipment) corresponding to a value of 50,000 Euros for the research awardees
  • The 2019 GE-ESICM POC Challenge Awards will focus on projects related to the improved diagnosis and treatment of patients with Sepsis
  • Proposals can come from all over the world and need to apply the following: innovative applications of ultrasound imaging in the care of patients identified with Sepsis

Epimed Solutions ESICM Award

Proposals for the Epimed Solutions ESICM Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Award 2019 must focus on at least one of the 4 topics listed below:

1) Quality improvement projects,
2) Use of quality indicators,
3) Predictive models for outcomes assessment or
4) Use of big data in patient safety for ICU patients.

Submitted studies can be prospective or retrospective, but not part of an ongoing or already complete yet unpublished study.

The Epimed Solutions ESICM Award on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety allocates a grant amounting to 15,000€.

Call for Proposals

Baxter ESICM Research Award

To qualify for the Baxter ESICM Research Award, your research must focus on intravenous fluids (excluding nutrition), used in resuscitation, replacement of fluid losses or maintenance. Proposed research can be experimental, i.e. in vitro or in animals only if the hypothesis is pioneering, or clinical (i.e. in patients).

Proposals should be clearly defined in a protocol. Submitted studies can be prospective or retrospective but not part of an on going or already complete yet unpublished study.

The  Baxter ESICM Research Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€.

Call for Proposals

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LIVES 2019 Abstract Awards

Best Abstracts

FIVE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2020 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 1,000

ONE ISF WINNER WILL BE AWARDED FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2020 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 500

Awardees shall be honoured during the Award Winners Session held prior to the Hot Topics Session at LIVES 2019 in Berlin

N&AHP Best Abstracts

TWO ESICM N&AHP AWARDS FREE REGISTRATIONS TO ESICM LIVES 2020

ONE ESICM N&AHP AWARD FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2020 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 1,000

N&AHP abstract award winners will be honoured at the N&AHP Abstract Awards & Networking session at LIVES 2019.