ESA Research Grants

Results of 2018 ESA Research Grant Applications

The ESA Research Committee received 85 Research Grant applications for the various categories: Project Grants, the Research Support Grants, the Young Investigator Start-Up Grants and the Coordination Grant.

These applications underwent the review process, involving a triage round, a first round of scoring by two members of the Research Committee and, for the top-scored applications, a second round of evaluation by two members of the RC and external expert.

The Research Committee finally discussed the allocation of Grants in the different categories during a meeting held on 22rd November 2018 in Brussels followed by a webex meeting on the 6th December 2018.

Following this process, the Research Committee has selected the following applications which were successful:


 Projects Grants winners (60,000€)

  1. Matthieu JABAUDON (France), “Sevoflurane for Sedation in Acute Respiratory distress syndrome (SESAR): a multicenter prospective randomized trial”

  2. Dominik GUENSCH (Switzerland), “Oxygenation-Sensitive Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (OS-CMR) as a Measure of Microvascular Dysfunction in Coronary Artery Disease“


Research Support Grants winners (15,000€)

  1. Tobias Christian HILBERT (Germany), “The CERBERUS-CODE trial -  CEReBral normopERfUSion to COntrol DElirium following cardiac surgery”

  2. Jessica KAHLIN (Sweden), “The immune response of the human brain in correlation to cognitive dysfunction in survivors of critical illness”


 Young Investigator Start-Up Grants (22,500€)


  1. Kady FISCHER (Switzerland), “Measuring the Impact of General Anaesthesia Induction on Myocardial Oxygenation in an Intra-Operative MRI-Suite”

  2. Aurora MAGLIOCCA (Italy), “Improving Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Kynurenine Pathway Inhibition”


Coordination Grant (5.000€)

  1.  No Coordination Grant was awarded this year.

ESA Research Committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest and the work they have invested into this scientific competition. We also hope that those who were not successful this time will be motivated to contribute in the future. It also became obvious from our review work that many of the applications will also have high chances to be funded from alternative resources. In this regard we wish all applicants great success and ongoing enthusiasm for research.

The ESA Research Grants will be formally awarded to the winners during the Euroanaesthesia 2019 Congress in Vienna, Austria.