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