How to apply for funding

The next deadline to submit an ERS Task Force proposal is 1 June, 2018.

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

ERS accepts applications for new Task Forces twice a year:

  • 1 February
  • 1 June

Priority will be given to projects which aim to develop official ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines. 

Important: only proposals fully filled in (including Task Force members' Conflict of Interest (COI) forms) will be reviewed. Applicants who submit an incomplete proposal will be asked to resubmit it at the next deadline. Should you have any questions regarding the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the deadline. 

Important documents:

You may also refer to the methodological support' files.

ERS/ATS joint Task Forces

Joint ERS/ATS Task Force proposals can be submitted once a year, in July (exact deadline to be confirmed). 

Task Forces joint with other societies (except ATS)

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 (atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss the opportunity to develop an official joint project.

For any other questions, please contact the ERS office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.