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 ERS accepts applications for new task forces twice a year:

  • February 01
  • June 01

Priority will be given to projects aiming at developing official ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines. 

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. 

Important documents:

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

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)

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 (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.

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