Seeding Grant Application now open!

28 August 2018

EAU RF supports highly innovative and original research by a junior investigator

The EAU Research Foundation (EAU RF) is announcing a new seeding grant, with the aim of supporting highly innovative and original research by a junior investigator. The call for applications is currently open, with deadlines closing on October 3th, 2018 (notification of intent) and October 17th, 2018 (grant application submission).

Applicants are invited to submit 1-year research projects with a total budget up to €25,000. These projects should be designed to collect or strengthen preliminary data and to qualify for future external competitive funding. Preliminary data is not required in the application. Seeding grants will be awarded in basic, translational and/or clinical research.

Funding for this Call for Application amounts to a maximum of € 50,000 in total for 2 projects. The Applicant must be an academically active researcher/clinician and member of the EAU and be younger than 40 at submission deadline. The total project period is one year. Successful projects will start in December, 2018 and will end in December, 2019.


The maximum budget request is € 25,000. Funds can be spent on salaries (including the grant holder) and/or consumables/reagents/subcontracts. Payment of internal facilities/clinical costs is allowed up to € 5,000. The budget description must be accurate and every item must be justified in the appropriate section of the application form.

Ethical Issues

  • Research involving human subjects and/or vertebrate animals must comply with the relevant European and national laws.
  • All funded research must be conducted within the research ethics guidelines of the National Health and Medical Research Council.
  • Institutional approval by the appropriate ethics committee(s) must be demonstrated prior to release of funds.
  • Certification that approval has been given should be forwarded with the application or as soon as available.


More information about the application process can be found on the EAU RF webpages.

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