To promote excellent basic research work, EUSP Scholarship offers a year long programme in a leading European research institution.
Each year the EUSP Board contacts certified host institutions to check for basic research projects that can be taken up by a potential EUSP scholar. These projects will be published online and will be promoted during
- Applicant should be certified urologist or urologist in training aged under 40 years
- Applicant should have at least 3PubMed publications
- Membership of the EAU is mandatory
- A written project proposal of at least three A-4 pages, including a detailed time schedule, should be included in the application
- Ethical approval of the project is mandatory
- A letter of acceptance from the Chairman and/or Programme Director of the host institution is required
- An EAU-EBU Certified host centre is preferred but not mandatory
- The selected start date of the Scholarship should be at least 3 months after the application deadline (which is 1 January, 1 May or 1 September)
A maximum grant of €30,000 is available for each accepted project proposal. Expenses have to be justified by a well-documented budget that is to be included with each application. The budget should include the estimated costs of living, travel expenses for one round trip, limited refunds for continuing expenses in the home country, such as continuation of insurances and other costs for which documentation can be presented.
The EUSP grant is meant to finance the above-mentioned costs made only by the applicant, and not by accompanying persons. The EUSP grant will be transferred in 3 parts; 40% of the total grant will be transferred approximately 1 month before the start date, the next 40% will be transferred after 4 months Scholarship and the final 20% will be transferred after 8 months of the Scholarship. The applicant should provide a complete financial overview together with a proof of payment of travel, accommodation, insurance and continuing expenses in the home country, after the Scholarship.
The scholar is required to present reports which should include:
- The clinical or scientific achievement
- Impressions of the host institution
- Evaluation of the provisions that have been made by the host institution for the successful conduct of the (research) project
A first report should be submitted six weeks after the start of the scholarship. This report will be evaluated by the EUSP advisor in consultation with the supervisor of the host institution. In case of a negative evaluation, the scholar may be asked to discontinue the scholarship. A second, intermediate report should be sent to the EUSP Office after six months. A detailed overview of expenses should be included.
At the end of the scholarship the scholar is obliged to submit a 10-page (minimum) written summary report of his/her work, plus the prints of resulting publication(s), which should be accepted for presentation at an international meeting in urology and published in the abstract book relating to the meeting. Furthermore, the scholar is expected to present his/her work during the EUSP Session at the Annual EAU Congress.
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