Since March 2018 when EAU Research Foundation initiated the first seeding grant, there were in total 5 rounds where applicants could apply for a seeding grant of Euro 25.000 for their research proposal. Since then, 7 applications were awarded.
This year, a total of 33 applications were submitted to the EAU Research Foundation Central Research Office. All were reviewed by EAU RF Board members, whereafter a total of 13 applications were selected for discussion at the EAU RF Board meeting at the end of April 2021. The overall quality of the applications was very good this time. Five applicants were then invited for virtual interviews with EAU Research Foundation Board members. Based on evaluation criteria, scientific value of the project, and on the applicant´s ability to present and explain their research proposal and answer questions, two applicants were proposed to receive seeding grants to the EAU RF Board. All EAU RF Board members agreed to grant the seeding grants to:
- David D´Andrea: Single post-operative dose of intravesical chemotherapy after kidney-sparing surgery for upper tract urothelial carcinoma for the prevention of intravesical recurrence: prospective randomized multicenter trial.
- Zafer Tandogdu: Novel framework for prophylaxis in urological procedures: An incidence and mathematical modelling study.
Unfortunately, we could not award anyone else from the list of many strong candidates. We congratulate David D’Andrea and Zafer Tandogdu for winning this prestigious grant and wish them great success with their research project.
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