ESCRS - Clinical Research Awards

Clinical Research Awards

Real-world studies with improved patient outcomes

The 2022 ESCRS Clinical Research Awards (the “Awards”) is an initiative sponsored by the ESCRS to support and encourage independent clinical research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery.

The competition is open to all clinicians and researchers (with at least three [3] years ESCRS membership holding a full time clinical/research post at an EU-based clinical or academic centre.

The purpose of the CRA Research Call is:

  • to support, encourage and fund individuals that actively conduct clinical research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery;
  • to facilitate and support an independent culture of clinical study for the ultimate benefit of patients with cataract and refractive disorders;
  • to engage and encourage the networking potential of the ophthalmic clinical community across the EU to improve both patient care and outcomes.

Support is available over three years for the right project with suitable infrastructure and experience.

Ideas and initiatives such as clinical research into the use of specific medical treatments and surgeries or, clinical research on the pharmaco-economic analysis of particular treatments or, research into the optimal management of national and global health care systems in ophthalmology, may be eligible for consideration in the Awards.

How to apply

Applications are now closed and will re-open in March for 2023.