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.

The next deadline is June 01, 2017.

ERS only Task Forces (or ERS Task Forces joint with other society other than the ATS)

Take note of the new application process: As of 2017, the ERS will accept applications for new Task Forces twice a year:

  • February 01 (for Guidelines only)
  • June 01 (for Guidelines, Statements and Technical Standards only)

The third deadline (October 01) is no longer applicable.

Priority is given to projects aiming at developping official ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines. Consequently, proposals for Guidelines can be submitted by both deadlines, while applications for Statements and Technical Standards will be considered only at the June 01 deadline. 

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. You may consider the methodological support' files available here.

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.

Task Forces 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.


Joint ERS/ATS Task Forces

There is one annual deadline - always in July - for the submission of joint ERS/ATS task forces.  The deadline 2017 will be announced in due time.

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