Travel Grants

These grants are intended to support basic scientists wishing to attend the ESSM Annual Congresses. ESSM recognises that basic scientists who are not actively engaged in clinical work in sexual medicine field may have difficulty finding sponsors to attend ESSM Annual Congresses. All members of ESSM (providing that they meet the eligibility criteria) are welcome to apply for these grants. ESSM will therefore award a free registration and EUR 500 travel expenses to ten of its members towards attending the Annual Congress. The application deadline, eligibility criteria and terms and conditions of the grants can be found here:

Call for ESSM Basic Scientist Travel Grants 2020-2021

The European Society for Sexual Medicine is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Basic Scientist Travel Grants call. These grants which all members of ESSM are welcome to apply for (providing that they meet the eligibility criteria), are intended to support basic scientists wishing to attend the next ESSM Annual Congress in Rotterdam in 2021.

ESSM recognises that basic scientists who are not actively engaged in clinical work in Sexual Medicine field may have difficulty finding sponsors to attend ESSM Annual Congresses. ESSM would therefore award a free registration and EUR 500 travel expenses to ten of its members towards attending the Rotterdam meeting.

The applicants should note the terms and conditions. Any application which does not meet the term and conditions will not be reviewed.

30th Jun 2020

Deadline for applications

November 2020

Decision and notification

Feb 2021

ESSM Annual Congress

in Rotterdam

Who can apply?

All members of ESSM (providing that they meet the eligibility criteria) are welcome to apply for these grants.

How to apply?

Please send the required documents as outlined in the terms and conditions by 30th June 2020 to the ESSM Grant Subcommittee (essm.grants@gmail.com). Any application with missing documents will not be reviewed.

Notes on applying for Travel Grant

The applicants should pay attention to

Any application with missing documents will not be reviewed.

Any questions?

Please contact ESSM Grant Subcommittee (essm.grants@gmail.com).

Terms and Conditions for Basic Scientist Travel Grant

  • European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) is a registered charity (charity registration number 1109885) with the aim of the advancement and improvement of public awareness, education and research in the field of Sexual Medicine and the diffusion of knowledge of new and improved methods of teaching and practicing Sexual Medicine.
  • To further these aims ESSM supports scientists in the field of Sexual Medicine to advance the basic understanding of human sexual physiology and psychology, to translate fundamental research findings to clinical use, to develop and adopt new medicines, technologies and methods for the treatment sexual dysfunctions and for the improvement of human sexual health.
  • ESSM supports the scientists in the field of sexual medicine through research grants, travel fellowships, personal awards and studentships.
  • The regulations and conditions related to the basic scientist travel grants are given in this document
  • ESSM Basic Scientist Travel Grants are available to aid ESSM members who are actively engaged in basic science research in sexual medicine field.
  • ESSM Basic Scientist Travel Grants aim to award the registration fee and €500 in expenses to the applicant to attend one of the ESSM Annual Congresses.
  • ESSM Basic Scientist Travel Grants invite applicants particularly from basic science field where funding for attending international meetings are limited.
  • ESSM Basic Scientist Travel Grants will reimburse only the registration fee and €500 of the applicant. Other expense by the applicant will not be covered. The fund does not cover any expenses of the applicant’s dependants.

The fund is open to any ESSM member who fulfils the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be an ESSM member for at least 1 year prior to the application, in perfect order with the fulfilment of the membership fee payments. 1 ESSM Basic Scientist Travel Grants T&C
  • Applicant must have an active participation (i.e. at least one abstract being submitted or planned to be submitted and/or chairing a session and/or invited speaker) in the ESSM Congress for which he/she is applying for.
  • Applicant must have an academic position in an academic research institution or hospital.
  • Applicant must submit a letter addressed to the ESSM Grants Sub-committee explaining why he/she is not able to obtain other funds to attend the ESSM Congress together with a brief CV.
  • Applicant must submit a support letter from his/her head of department confirming his/her academic position and that he/she is not actively engaged with clinical work.

Invitation to submit applications will be advertised at the ESSM website.

  • The applicant should send the required documentation [letter, updated CV, support letter from his/her head of department and intended dates of travel] to the ESSM Grants Sub-committee by the announced deadline. Applications by e-mail will be accepted; the letters can be scanned and sent as PDF files.
  • ESSM Grants Sub-committee will discuss the applications with the ESSM Executive Committee.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail.
  • Payment arrangements will be communicated to the successful applicants by email.
  • The applicants are advised not to make any travel, accommodation or registration arrangements before hearing from ESSM.
  • All applications will be kept strictly confidential. The applicants, either unsuccessful or successful, will not be publicised.
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