The European Society of Endodontology (ESE) is offering an annual research grant to support a pilot research project, studies on endodontic health and systemic disease, to purchase equipment or conduct research in the field of Endodontology.


  1. 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.
  2. The applicant must submit by email to before the closing date 1st of September each year: 
    • a protocol of the proposed research project (approximately 10 pages), which should describe the background to the topic, the aim and the methodology in detail supported with references to previous research 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 applications for funding have been made. Details should be given of equipment or consumables for which the ESE Annual Research Grant is being sought.
    • 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 study at the school.
  3. The upper limit of the ESE Annual Research Grant will vary depending on resources, but will never be more than €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.
  4. On completion of the project the applicants will be expected to submit a final report on the completed work to the Administrator ( of the European Society of Endodontology and an original scientific article to the International Endodontic Journal which will have first choice on considering the paper for publication. The paper should meet the requirements as stated in the ‘Authors Guidelines’.
  5. 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 is submitted.
  6. The decision of the adjudicating panel will be final and all participants will be notified of the decision by 1st November each year.
  7. An applicant can only submit one proposal per year.

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The questions considered in the evaluation of ESE Annual Research Grant applications

The questions below describe the items usually considered when evaluating the research grant applications. The applicants are advised to use them as a guide and a checklist when planning and writing the research proposal. Depending on the research question and methodology, some questions may have more weight on the evaluation: for example, in an epidemiological study the description of the statistical analysis methods should be given more emphasis than in descriptive studies. Therefore, the list should be regarded only as a guide.

Additional regulations for grants covering studies on endodontic health and systemic disease

Funding is considered for work that will: 

The grant applications should follow the ESE Annual Research Grant rules with the following supplementary conditions: