Research Fellowship

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. 

Carefully read the complete information and criteria for applicants, before you submit your application. 

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.

Watch the expert video with Michał Żorniak 

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)

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