EFAS Grants and EFAS Presidential Prize 2021

  • EFAS Research Foundation-MEDARTIS Research Grant for "Foot & Ankle Arthrosis": 5000.- Euros, organized by EFAS RESEARCH FOUNDATION in cooperation with MEDARTIS
    Deadline: September 30, 2021
  • EFAS Research Foundation-MEDARTIS Research Grant for any "Foot & Ankle Disorders": 5000.- Euros, organized by EFAS RESEARCH FOUNDATION in cooperation with MEDARTIS
    Deadline: September 30, 2021
    Deadline: October 31, 2021

Rules for applying

  1. The applicant and/or the senior researcher must be a member of EFAS.
  2. The applicant must be the first author of the project.
  3. The application form must be completed and sent to the EFAS Research Committee through the EFAS Secretariat
  4. The research project has to be original.
  5. The research project has not to be published or to be accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal.
  6.  The research project has to be approved by a Medical ethical committee, if applicable.
  7. The research projects will be evaluated by members of the EFAS Research Committee.
  8. The authors have to report to the EFAS Research Committee at the end of the project of annually.
  9. If the project is not finalized, the authors have to reimburse back the money to the EFAS RESEARCH FOUNDATION.
  10. The results have to be published their main original work as abstract in the EFAS International Congress and as full original publication in the journal of EFAS: Foot and Ankle Surgery:

The authors are allowed to present their abstracts in other conferences or to publish a second original paper in an other scientific journal.

Presentations and publications have to label at the end this: “This study was supported by EFAS RESEARCH FOUNDATION-MEDARTIS RESEARCH GRANT”. 

The EFAS Research Committee will select the best research project from all the research projects. The researcher will be informed by EFAS that his research project has been selected for the Research EFAS-Grant. The selected researcher will receive the money in the first quarter of 2020. The Research EFAS-Grant will be also given as diploma during the EFAS Research Award session in the EFAS Conference 2021.

Application Form, part 1 

Application Form, part 2

Please submit to:

EFAS Presidential Prize

The “EFAS Presidential Prize” is a prestigious prize of EFAS for a finished and unpublished scientific/research project. The prize is awarded with 5000.-Euros.

The project has to be finished and submitted with a classic scientific paper. The submitted candidate projects will be evaluated by the EFAS Research Committee. The three best written applicant projects will be then judge by the oral presentation at the EFAS Conference. The best written and oral work will be the winner of the prize. The paper of the winning project will be published - as submitted to the prize competition and with publication warranty- in the indexed EFAS scientific Journal “Foot and Ankle Surgery”:

EFAS Research Fellowship Award

Deadline: October 31, 2021

  • A research career fellowship award for the living/expenses of the research fellow
  • 2000.- Euros per month, max. 6 months
  • Given annually from the EFAS Research Foundation
  • Conditions: Research Fellowship in a member national country of EFAS; confirmation letter of the hosting institution; Fellow has to publish one paper in the EFAS Journal “Foot and Ankle Surgery”: ; Fellowship Report Presentation by the Fellow at the EFAS Conference
  • The selection of the winning Research Fellow by: EFAS Research Committee and EFAS Fellowship Committee; communication in November 2021; payment one month before fellowship start

Medically qualified trainee orthopaedic surgeons (not yet certified) residing and working in countries that European Council member states, with specific interest and experience in the field of foot and ankle. Applicants must be aged 40 years or younger on 1st January 2021. Applicants must commit to availability for travel in the period from November 1, 2021 and provision of a written report upon completion of the fellowship.

Basic travel expenses for Economy travel, basic food and accommodation at each centre will be covered by the fellows using the provided 2000.- Euros/month. Successful applicants will be required to make travel and accommodation arrangements themselves. EFAS Secretariat will assist the fellows if needed.

Application Form [click here]

Please submit to:

Winners of 2020 EFAS Research Grant Awards

1. EFAS Research Foundation-Medartis Research Grant for Foot & Ankle Arthrosis:
Dr. Bernhard Devos
"Impact of the position of the first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis on foot and ankle compensations during gait."

2. EFAS Research Foundation-Medartis Research Grant for any Foot & Ankle Disorders:
Dr. Frederick Michels
"Comparison of the biomechanical properties of the different subtalar ligaments."

3. EFAS Presidential Prize:
Dr. Kirill Mikhaylov
"Choice of surgical treatment for patients with arthrodesis of the ankle joint."