How to apply for Funding

All ERS members are eligible to apply for funding to set up an Task Force aiming to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines, Statements or Technical Standard Assessments.

Next deadline: Submit a Task Force proposal by June 01, 2016!

Annual deadlines for the submission of ERS Task Forces:

  • 01 February
  • 01 June 
  • 01 October

An original application form should be sent by one of the above deadlines to the attention of the ERS Guidelines Director with a copy to the ERS Headquarters. Applications are reviewed by the ERS Science Council, with the help of outside reviewers.

Download the ERS Task Force Guideline and application form, the ERS Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality form and the list of frequently asked questions on ERS Document Development.

Important: Only proposals fully filled in (including TF members' COI forms) will be reviewed. Applicant of an incomplete proposal will be asked to resubmit it at the next deadline. Should you have any question regarding the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the ERS Office prior to the deadline.

For joint ERS/ATS projects

Joint ERS/ATS projects are to be submitted via the joint ERS/ATS application form. The annual deadline to submit a proposal is July (exact deadline to be provided in due time)

Download the instructions on how to submit an ATS/ERS Task Force proposal

Any questions related to the application of joint ERS/ATS proposal can also be sent to the ERS Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Task Force joint with other societies

The ERS also encourages the development of joint documents with other societies. If you are an ERS member involved in a Task Force with another society, contact the ERS Guidelines Working Group (at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss the opportunity to develop an official joint project.