European Society of Gastroenterology
and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates

ESGENA

ESGENA Education grants

Description:

ESGENA Education Grants are being offered to registered European nurses who are actively involved in GE and/or Endoscopy nurse training to facilitate the improvement of local educational events. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to observe the implementation of an endoscopy specialist educational event (e.g. workshops, courses, study days) and learn from local organisers.

Duration:

Dependent upon the event, up to a max. of 2 weeks for attendance at specialist courses

Conditions for application:

ESGENA Educational Grants are available to registered European nurses

  • who are ESGENA Members (Individual Membership or Group Membership through a national society).
  • who are actively involved in GE and/or Endoscopy nurse training to facilitate the improvement of local educational events.

Applicant requirements:

  • Support of both home institution and national endoscopy/GE nurses society
  • a high level of proficiency in the language of the preferred host country
  • provision of insurance for the duration of the stay
  • organisation of travel arrangements and relevant visass

Expenses covered:

The level of sponsorship is determined

  • by the number of days in the host department and
  • by the World Bank Classification

ESGENA will cover

  • Economy travel: arranged by ESGENA
  • Accommodation:
    • Basic hospital/university accommodation
    • single room, with shared facilities (kitchen, bathroom & laundry)
    • is organised directly by the ESGENA
    • the max. support depends on the days in the host department (see table)
  • Upkeep
    • for colleagues coming from a country of lower middle income and upper-middle income (according to the WORLD BANK CLASSIFICATION)
    • a weekly allowance of € 125 will be provided on site
Duration of visit:
Days in the host department
Covered costs for accommodation
1-3 days Max. 300 €
1 week Max. 700 €
2 weeks Max. 1000 €
4 weeks Max. 1500 €

WORLD BANK 2011 Classification

The level of sponsorship is determined by the WORLD BANK 2011 Classification (the World Bank's main criterion for the classification of economies is gross national income (GNI) per capita.)
» WORLD BANK 2011 Classification in detail

Application process:

  • Grants are limited to 4 per year
  • Selection will be made by the ESGENA Board.
  • Applications should be sent to Jayne Tillet:
    » jayne.tillett@fsmail.net

Please ensure that the following documentation is provided:

  • Certification that the applicant is a qualified nurse
  • Certification that the applicant is a member of ESGENA (directly by individual membership or indirectly by group membership of the national society)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Application Form (aims and focus of visit etc)
  • The signed Travelling-Grant-Contract
  • Reference from current employer (the medical and nursing director has shown their support by signing the papers)
  • An essay (300-500 words) explaining the aims and focus of the visit, benefit for patients and the dissemination of the newly gained knowledge in the home country in more detail

Download and print the necessary forms here:

Education Grant Application Forms

Report back:

Successful applicants will be required to report back on the quality of their training using a standardized form provided by ESGENA. Furthermore, within 6 months of the completion of training, successful applicants will be required to submit an article in English for the ESGENA NEWS.

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