Undergraduate Achievement Award

The ESPE Undergraduate Achievement Award aims to attract early-career scientists and clinicians into paediatric endocrinology at the undergraduate level by recognising high achievement in the field.  Given the increasing emphasis on specialisation at an earlier stage in career development, there is a need to increase exposure to paediatric endocrinology during the early formative years.


Overview of the grant

The ESPE Undergraduate Achievement Award is open to all undergraduates, medical and non-medical, and is awarded for scientific achievement in the specific field of paediatric endocrinology.  The recipients will be awarded a free registration to the upcoming virtual ESPE Meeting 2021 in September, and a grant of €750 shall be provided to support travel & accommodation to the recipient when attending the next physical ESPE Annual Meeting in 2022. Registration will not be waived for the 2022 physical meeting.  

A total of 6 grants will be available each year, totalling €4500 per year.  In the application form, a supporting statement from an existing ESPE member will be required. The student must submit an abstract as first author to the annual meeting (deadline 10th May 2021) to which they intend on attending, this will be verified by the Science Committee after the abstract selection process.  The student must attend the annual meeting stated in the application form. The students who are awarded the achievement award will receive a certificate from ESPE.


In light of the announcement to postpone ESPE 2020 to an online meeting in September 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the application deadline for the Undergraduate Achievement Award has been postponed in accordance with the abstract submission deadline. If you are currently an undergraduate, or were at the time of submitting your abstract for the 2020 meeting, but will not be in September 2021, then the Science Committee WILL consider your application, given the unusual circumstances.  Please be sure to reference this in your application or email directly to inform the Science Committee during the application.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.



A maximum of 6 applicants will be selected by the Science Committee. Based on the following criteria:

  • High achievement as an undergraduate.
  • An undergraduate includes those enrolled as a medical student as well as those undertaking a MSc or a BSc.
  • An abstract must be submitted and accepted for the upcoming ESPE Annual Meeting, to be cross checked with the ESPE Annual Meeting Programme Organising Committee (who select abstracts). Submit your abstract online now.  (deadline for abstract submission has been postponed until further notice)
  • A supporting statement from an existing ESPE member in good standing must be submitted with the application.
  • The applicant must attend the Annual Meeting that the abstract was accepted for

If you have any queries regarding the scientific content of your application please contact the Undergraduate Achievement Award convenor Dr Marek Niedziela ( for discussion. Any queries regarding documentation administration, both in the application stage and in the grant claim stage, should be directed toward the ESPE Office ( 

Post Award information

The form below is for recipients of this grant only. A grant payment form should be submitted within 6 months of being awarded the grant.

Your completed report must be submitted electronically to the ESPE Team.