ESE Annual Education Grant
The European Society of Endodontology (ESE) is offering an annual education grant to support an educational research project or the development/evaluation of an educational innovation in the field of Endodontology.
- The applicant must be associated with a dental school or research institute in a country that is a full or associate member of the European Society of Endodontology.
- The application must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date 1st September, and include:
- a protocol of the proposed research/innovation project, which should describe the background to the topic and details of the proposed methodology with references to previous research, scholarship and/or practice in the field.
- details of the proposed costing of the project, the sources from which funds have already been obtained, and the sources to which funding applications have been made. Details should be given of services, equipment or consumables for which the ESE Annual Education Grant will provide support.
- the protocol and costings detailed above should be no more than 15 A4 pages in length, double-spaced and with a font size of not less than 12.
- a brief curriculum vitae with high resolution photograph (head and neck only).
- a letter of support from the Dental School/Institution to confirm that the applicant is to undertake the work at the School/Institute.
- The upper limit of the ESE Annual Education Grant is €20,000. The ESE will not pay institutional overheads, and may split the grant between several applicants, according to merit. Payment will be made to institutions, and not to individuals.
- On completion of the project, applicants are expected to submit a final report to the Administrator of the European Society of Endodontology (email@example.com) and an original manuscript to the International Endodontic Journal which will have first option on considering the work for publication. The manuscript should be prepared in accordance with IEJ Guidelines for Authors.
- Successful applicants will receive 80% of the award immediately upon receiving the award but the Treasurer will only release the final increment of the grant (20% of the total award) after the final report and (where relevant) the final manuscript is submitted.
- Applicants will be usually be notified of the adjudicating panel’s decision by 1st November. Decisions of the panel are final.
Questions considered in the evaluation of ESE Annual Education Grant applications
Applications will be evaluated by an adjudicating panel appointed by the ESE Education & Scholarship Committee. The questions below outline key areas that will be considered by the adjudicating panel, and applicants are advised to consider these points as they prepare their submissions. It is acknowledged that this Grant is open to groups working on a diverse range of educational research and innovation projects, and the various aspects of evaluation will be weighted to reflect this. The list must therefore be regarded only as a general guideline.
- How well does the application appraise previous research or practice in the field?
- Is the purpose of the work clearly presented and justified?
- Are the methods appropriate to address the research question or develop and evaluate the innovation?
- Is the scale of the work sufficient to provide robust answers?
- Have the materials and methods been described in sufficient detail?
- Are the determinants of outcome relevant and appropriate?
- Are the methods of analysis appropriate to the data?
- Is the applicant well placed to complete the proposed work?
- What supervisory or collaborative support is available to facilitate this work?
- What is the role of the applicant in the overall project?
- Is the proposed budget realistic?
- Has the time table been described?
- How important is ESE grant funding to the success of the project?
- Is the topic relevant and important, and do its outcomes fall broadly within the scope of the ESE’s mission?
Only those submissions receiving a mean score of 3.5/5 points (70% of the maximum) will be deemed fundable.