UEG will award € 50,000 to a researcher to spend 12 months working with a renowned European principal investigator.
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. The fellowship is highly recommended for young researchers who are not in a position to develop their ideas where they work.
Application for 2021 will open by the end of 2020.
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)
Research Fellow 2020: Chloé Melchior
Chloé Melchior is awarded the UEG Research Fellowship 2020 to visit the Dept of Internal Medicine & Clinical Nutrition of Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, for the duration of 12 months.
Together with her host Magnus Simrén, she will carry out a research project on “A new gas-sensing capsule to understand the mechanisms of fructan-induced symptoms in IBS, and the link to gut microbiota composition and function”.
Chloé is an Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at Rouen University Hospital and her research focus is the impact of diet in irritable bowel syndrome.
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