UEG will award € 50,000 to a researcher in 2020 so that they can spend 12 months working with a renowned European principal investigator.
The fellowship is highly recommended for young researchers who want to take the next step in their scientific career, but are not in a position to develop their ideas where they work. The main purpose of this fellowship is to support the development of a basic or clinical research project and give the fellow the chance to improve their scientific skills.
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 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 five years ago OR
- be in gastroenterology/hepatology/surgery training, or have completed it within the last five years
- have significant research experience (according to their track record)
- 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)