Early Career Investigator Award


The early career investigator award is intended to support clinicians and basic scientists early in their careers in endocrinology to present their original work in the field of adrenal insufficiency at either ESPE or ECE.  The award will cover the cost of preparing a poster (if applicable), as well as travel to the meeting and delegate registration.  A limited number of awards is available each year, and all applications will be judged objectively by an independent panel. The criteria for judging are the novelty of the work, robustness of the methodology, clarity of presentation of the results, and impact on scientific understanding and/or clinical practice. Case reports are unlikely to be successful unless they are very unusual.


Candidates should be working in Germany, Austria, Italy or the UK. Basic scientists should be no more than 8 years since completing their PhD. Doctors should be yet to complete their specialty training. Nurses and pharmacists should be no more than 10 years since commencing work in paediatric endocrinology or endocrinology.

The abstract should be in the field of adrenal insufficiency of any cause and should be formatted for the intended congress (ESPE or ECE). The intention is to make the award to the first author of work which is original and has not been presented elsewhere.

Studies using Diurnal data, having received other Diurnal funding, or with Diurnal co-authors will not be eligible for the award.


Applications should be made on the Diurnal website at the link below. Applications may be made at any time. The next deadline for judging is 31st January 2023.

The award is conditional on the abstract being accepted, and the recipient being available to attend the entire congress in person.


For any queries please contact awards@diurnal.co.uk and a member of the Diurnal Medical Affairs team will respond as soon as possible.


Under the ABPI Code of Practice for the pharmaceutical industry (the ABPI Code), Diurnal is required to document and publicly disclose certain transfers of value made to health professionals, including information about the payments made in the Early Career Investigator Awards.

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