ESICM 2022 Research Awards

The ESICM Awards Programme offers direct funding to researchers in the field of Intensive Care Medicine. Intensivists working in all areas of the discipline are invited to apply by submitting their proposed research projects. 13 grants are available.

In this video, Jan De Waele, Chair of the ESICM Research Committee between 2018 and 2021, discusses the application process and the different categories of award.

You can find the list or recipients from 2021 here.

The next ESICM Research Awards campaign will be launched in early 2022. With the exception of members of the ESICM Research Committee and Executive Committee who do not qualify, the Society accepts applications from anyone who is a  member.

There are two stages to the application process:

First, candidates must submit a short application.This is an outline of the aims and methodology of the proposed research project, and must include an estimated budget and timeline. All short applications are reviewed by the Research Committee.

Those selected are then asked to submit a full application. This is a full project description with details regarding feasibility, research design and methodology.

All full applications are reviewed by a minimum of two independent expert assessors. These assessments are thoroughly discussed at the Awards Jury Meeting by members of the Research Committee. The results are announced in the Summer.

For guidelines regarding the application process go to the ESICM 2021 Awards Programme Overview and procedure. Check also the general participation rules and regulations 2021.

245,000 euro available for eligible research projects in 2021!

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.

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.

Please, read ESICM 2021 Awards Programme Overview and procedure before applying.

Follow-up: Awardees are requested to to send, at least, a report every year until the project is finished and results are published.

The projects must be conducted in Europe (except for the Global ICU Award).

As a European Society, ESICM will favour projects that involve multiple countries. 

See the 2021 Award procedure here

Available Research Awards

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.

Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award

Those pre-selected for Basic Science Award 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 2021 Basic Science Awards.

The Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award allocates a grant amounting to 5,000€, which is fully funded by the International Foundation for Clinically Oriented Research (IFCOR).

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 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 young and talented physicians/scientists that have the potential to become outstanding independent investigators in the field of intensive care. 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 young and talented researchers with 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.

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 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 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.

ESICM – Fisher&Paykel Healthcare SAS Award

This award is available for the first time in 2021. Projects must focus on the Physiology-based Management of Respiratory Failure. The amount allocated by Fisher&Paykel Healthcare is € 20,000. Projects must be conducted in Europe. The proposals should include at least one country contributing to the design/and/or conduct of the project.

LIVES 2021 Abstract Awards

Best Abstracts

FIVE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2021 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 1,000.

ONE ISF WINNER WILL BE AWARDED FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2021 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 500.

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N&AHP Best Abstracts

TWO ESICM N&AHP AWARDS WHICH INCLUDE FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2021.

ONE ESICM N&AHP AWARD WHICH INCLUDES FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2021 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 1,000.