The ESC will provide funding to support an individual, group, institute or organisation with a project that has a scientific basis with a described relevant outcome(s) and is related to the aims of the ESC. Examples include: research into methods or provision of contraception, sexual and reproductive health; validated questionnaires to understand uptake or utilization of a method or procedure; or needs assessment within a community or locale.
The Internal Scientific Committee (ISC) retains the right to refuse an application if it feels the topic is not within the aims and objectives of the Society. For example, assisted reproductive technologies and projects on obstetric care would not be considered acceptable.
Please use this on line application form. Note sections with a maximum word count. Forms will be returned if the word count is exceeded. Please complete ALL sections of the form.
If granted, the project MUST start within 12 months and MUST be completed within 3 years (if the project is to take longer, specific permission must be granted).
A mentor will be allocated to each project. They are there to give advice if requested and will oversee progress.
A short CV of the applicant (or the principal investigator) should be integrated into this application.
If you or your department has been granted an ESC funded project or course before, this section of the form must be completed.
Who can apply?
Applicants must be paid up ESC European members with their membership paid within a European country. However, a European applicant is allowed to submit a project that will take place outside Europe. You must remain a paid-up ESC member until the project is complete and has been signed off by the ISC.
Funding UP to a maximum of 10,000 euro per project can be requested. The money must be used for a definite project within a defined time period (usually up to 3 years) and with specified outcome measures. Part of the allocated funding is offered initially with the remainder being allocated on submission of an acceptable interim report(s). A final report MUST be sent to ESC within 6 months of completion.
A detailed budget must be included in the application form. Example of costs include: staffing; involvement of a statistician; language editing; costs related to a questionnaire or obtaining relevant reference material. Costs for equipment may sometimes be accepted, dependant on reason given. Receipts may be requested. Grant money cannot be used for congress registration.
The ESC may not be in a position to fully fund all applications; you must indicate whether / how part funding may impact your project.
Applications MUST be received at ESC Central office by 31st December 2018.