Research Fellowship

UEG awards € 50,000 to a researcher in 2019 to spend 12 months working with a renowned European principal investigator. 

The programme will be an excellent opportunity for young talents to take the next step in their scientific career, by carrying out an extensive research project that they cannot do in their home institution, by building their network and by learning new research skills. 

Carefully read the complete information for applicants, before you submit your application. The criteria must be adhered to and late submissions will not be accepted. 

Application is closed.

Research Fellow 2019: Michał Żorniak

Michał Żorniak is awarded the UEG Research Fellowship 2019 to visit the Pancreatic Diseases Research Unit in Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany for the duration of 12 months.

Together with his host Julia Mayerle, he will carry out a research project on the “Role of biliary microlithiasis-induced NLRP3-inflammasome activation for papillitis and the development of pancreatitis”. He already visited the Ludwig-Maximilians University as a participant of the UEG Visiting Fellowship Programme, and will now continue the collaboration with this centre.  

Michał Żorniak is a gastroenterology and hepatology trainee in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, with a special research interest in liver and pancreatic diseases.

The grant is open to both basic and clinical researchers, and to both medical graduates and non-medical graduates.

At the time of application, applicants for the programme must:

  • be clinical or basic researchers specialised in digestive diseases according to their track record
  • have completed their PhD, but no longer than three years ago OR
  • be in gastroenterology/hepatology/surgery training, or have completed it within the last three years
  • have significant research experience
  • be fluent in English
  • reside in Europe or the Mediterranean area 

The grant will be awarded to the same recipient only once.

Candidates must approach a principal investigator who would host them before applying. 

Hosting principal investigators must:

  • be based in Europe or the Mediterranean area
  • not be based in the fellow’s current country of residence
  • be able to provide research training to a fellow for a period of 12 months
  • be willing to provide organisational assistance to the fellow (e.g. support in finding accommodation)

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