FESSH Clinical and Basic Research Grants for Hand Surgery Open for Application

 

The Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) is a network organisation of national member societies from 27 European countries. FESSH works to promote excellence and consistency in research, training and treatment of hand pathologies, and to support sharing of best practice and networking of hand surgeons.

Aligned with its objective to encourage and support research to develop new ideas to improve the future of hand surgery, FESSH administers three grants - Clinical Research Grant, Basic Research Grant and FESSH/Foundation for Hand Surgery Clinical Research Grant - to support clinicians and researchers in Europe undertaking projects to develop and improve hand surgery.

The 2020 application round is now open for the following:

Clinical Research Grant (up to €10,000 for a one-year project):

  • For clinical research projects that are directed towards outcomes or assessment of treatment modalities in hand surgery or related topics. Well-designed prospective trials will be promoted.
  • Applicants should be an active member of a FESSH affiliated national organisation. All residents, fellows and consultants may apply, with preference given to younger applicants with strong and promising projects.
  • There is no limit on the number of applications that may be submitted by a single institution.
  • Deadline for applications: 1 December 2020.

Basic Research Grant (up to €10,000 for a one-year project):

  • For exploratory, translational and developmental research in the conceptual stages of new clinical processes in hand surgery, with a particular focus on pilot projects by young investigators that will lead to subsequent funding from other sources.
  • Support is directed towards basic and translational science and novel ideas/techniques in hand surgery, rather than studies on clinical series of patients.
  • Applicants should be an active member of a FESSH affiliated national organisation. All residents, fellows and consultants may apply, however preference is given to younger applicants with strong and promising projects.
  • There is no limit on the number of applications that may be submitted by a single institution.
  • Deadline for applications: 31 October 2020.

FESSH/Foundation for Hand Surgery Clinical Research Grant (up to €50,000 for a one-year project):

  • For fundamental hand surgery research for general health benefit.
  • Proposals should be original clinical projects that aim to study and improve outcome of hand surgery and related conditions.
  • Applicants should be an active member of a FESSH affiliated national organisation. All residents, fellows and consultants may apply.
  • There is no limit on the number of applications that may be submitted by a single institution.
  • Deadline for applications: 31 December 2020.

 

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