EU Funding opportunities in digestive health – Watch the webcast

Learn from case studies and role models in digestive health research by watching the recording from the Horizon 2020 session at UEG Week Vienna 2018.

Do not miss our Horizon 2020 Session at UEG Week Vienna

Meet with peers managing European research grants in digestive health research and learn how UEG can support your application to EU funding! Tuesday, October 23, 14:00-15:30, Room N1. Chaired by UEG Research Board Chair Arthur Kaser, this session will feature:
  • An introduction on funding opportunities for digestive health research in Horizon 2020
  • Case studies and role models in digestive health research: from leading a huge Horizon 2020 research consortium, to winning a Marie-Curie fellowship, to applying for an ERC grant
  • A presentation how UEG can effectively support your application to EU Funding 

Why should you attend?

  • See the many ways and options to have your research ideas funded in H2020.
  • Learn from your peers who have successfully applied for EU funding and are managing large funds.
  • Ask your personal questions to high-level researchers, enjoy the interactive and lively session setting.
  • Network and exchange with colleagues onsite.
  • Discuss with UEG leadership on forthcoming initiatives to support your application to research funding.

Find out more about the session, timings and faculty in the UEG Week online programme

The present EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, holds unprecedented financial support for researchers. Running from 2014 to 2020, the programme earmarks a total of 80 billion euros for distribution, including for medical research. This giant promotion fund is holding compelling opportunities for aspiring gastroenterologists with innovative ideas! Learn how to get at the funds. See you on Tuesday, October 23, 14:00-15:30, Room N1!

Join the UEG Researchers Network

UEG is establishing a dedicated network and platform for exchange on EU funded research in digestive health. Sign up on our website, inform us about your experience with research groups and European consortia.

Online registration will open soon.
If you have any questions or if you are interested to join, please just send a brief mail to Wilma Hofer.

€ 50,000 grant for a researcher to spend 12 months at a renowned European principal investigator. 

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Visiting Fellowship for Researcher

€100,000 for excellence in research

With the Research Prize we support a future scientific research project from early stage to successful conclusion. 
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Meet at UEG Week and HEG!

UEG offers you excellent, cost-free facilities to meet with colleagues to kick-off and promote your research activities.

We invite you to hold your consortia meetings at the annual UEG Week and at the House of European Gastroenteroloy

With a comprehensive range of captivating new research and up to 13,000 delegates from more than 110 countries, UEG Week is the place to be for clinicians and researchers in the field of digestive health. Our congress is held each year in October, in a different European city. If you are interested to seize this fruitful setting for your consortium meeting and to apply for a free meeting room at the venue, please download the application form and email the filled in form to Wilma Hofer. Submission deadline for UEG Week Vienna 2018 is Friday, September 7, 2018.

The UEG Headquarter is situated in the House of European Gastroenterology (HEG), in the heart of Vienna, near the City Hall in a 19th century building. Its unique charm is its combination of typically Viennese historic feel with a state-of-the-art modern adaption and  interior design providing UEG with space for office facilities and ample meeting rooms of nearly 400 square metres. UEG offers the opportunity to use the House of European Gastroenterology for meetings in context of your European research projects concerned with digestive health - free of charge. If you are interested please contact Wilma Hofer.

Horizon 2020 Application Support

We support your pan-European consortium forming initiatives in the exploratory phase of applications to Horizon 2020 funding. Via simple, competitive grants

Our mission is to facilitate research in digestive health. Applying for EU research funding is a time-consuming and costly process. UEG is here to assist your application process.

We invest up to max. € 10,000 per consortium, to provide you with:
  • excellent meeting facilities at the House of European Gastroenterology in Vienna or at UEG Week
  • catering and other logistical meeting support onsite
  • reimbursement of costs for accommodation & travel (economy airfare) related to your meeting(s)
  • advice from our large community of top leading experts in digestive health, relevant to your research topic.

General overview on EU Funding

The EU provides several funding programmes to improve the citizens’ health and to support a wide range of research.

Survey of digestive health in Europe

UEG survey data call for more research funding and greater political and public awareness of the burden of GI disorders. 

UEG, Member of BioMed Alliance 

Together we improve European funding for biomedical research and participation of researchers in decision making.

The Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe (BioMed Alliance) is the result of a unique initiative of leading European medical societies that together include more than 400,000 researchers and health professionals.

The BioMed Alliance was created in 2010 to gather strength across different disciplines and areas in biomedical and health research at European level. It is now comprising 28 leading societies across all medical disciplines, with former UEG President Colm O’Morain on the Board of Directors and the UEG Research Board sending representatives to the BioMed Alliance General Assembly and relevant task forces such as on academic clinical trials.

The alliance promotes excellence in European biomedical research with a broad network covering EU governance and policymakers and is thus another pivotal partner to leverage UEG´s voice for the need for more research funding for digestive health. UEG is endorsing the BioMed Alliance Recommendations for the EU´s 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9): Calling for more robust EU support for health research, through increased funding under FP9 and the development of a long-term vision and strategy involving the creation of a European Council for Health Research.
View the complete position paper Visit the BioMed Alliance website for more information