Research Fellowship

This application is freely available for all myUEG Associates

Take the next step for your scientific career

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 the Research Fellowship 2023 is open until April 17, 2023.


Research Fellowship

Target group

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 a myUEG Associate
  • 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 (add two years per child for main carer, but max. four years)
  • not holding an academic permanent position
  • 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. For further details, read our application criteria.

How it works

To apply, please follow these steps: 

Download official call & criteria 


Research Fellow 2022: Antonio Molinaro

Antonio Molinaro is awarded the UEG Research Fellowship 2022. He will visit the Norwegian PSC Research Center (NoPSC), Institute of Clinical Medicine, Oslo, Norway. Together with his host Tom Hemming Karlsen, Antonio Molinaro will carry out a research project: “Investigating The Role Of Imidazole Propionate In The Pathogenesis Of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis” for the duration of 12 months.

Antonio Molinaro is a consultant hepatologist at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg (Sweden). He completed his specialist training at University of Rome Sapienza in 2015 and defended his PhD in 2018 working on microbial produced metabolites and host physiology. Since then, Antonio has been working as researcher at the Wallenberg laboratory at Sahlgrenska Academy with the support from Bengt Ihre Fellowship and the agreement between the Swedish government and the country council (ALF-agreement) fellowship. He has been focusing on metabolomics data and liver physiology. Antonio's research experience in microbial produced metabolites will now be applied in the field of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis in the group of Prof. Tom H Karlsen thanks to the support of the UEG Research Fellowship.

Research Fellowship 2022
  • Past awardees
Past awardees

2021: Lucas Wauters from KU Leuven, Belgium.
Research Fellowship with principal investigator Francisca Joly at the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Support at Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France. Research project: “Sarcopenia and short bowel syndrome: the microbiota-gut-muscle axis”

2020: Chloé Melchior from Rouen University, France.
Research Fellowship with principal investigator Magnus Simrén at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Research Project: “A new gas-sensing capsule to understand the mechanisms of fructan-induced symptoms in IBS, and the link to gut microbiota composition and function”
Watch the UEG Week 2022 presentation "Digestive diseases: Big burden, low funding?" with Chloé Melchior.

2019: Michal Zorniak from Medical University of Silesia.
Research Fellowship with principal investigator Julia Mayerle at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich Research Project: “Role of biliary microlithiasis-induced NLRP3-inflammasome activation for papillitis and the development of pancreatitis”

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