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My winning proposal: A paediatric project’s healthy development

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An achievable goal secured a translational grant from the European Society for Paediatric Research

Top tips

  • Being involved in ESPR activities before applying for funding can give some insight into what it is looking for.
  • Don’t overpromise: it’s better to focus on a specific problem in a topical area.
  • Preliminary data will definitely help convince the funder that your project has translational potential.
  • Use whatever institutional support is on offer, particularly for getting the finances right.

While not all European-level scientific societies offer much in the way of funding opportunities, the European Society for Paediatric Research launched a major research grant programme in 2017 that has two years left to run.

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