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EASL aims to support Young Investigators and helps them to attend The International Liver CongressTM by providing bursaries to cover travel and accommodation costs. Scientists with an excellent abstract that is accepted for presentation at the meeting will be considered for support.

EASL offers 2 types of bursaries to the presenting authors only of the best accepted abstracts who are aged 35 or under (as of 1 January) or are still in training.

The application is available during the abstract submission process, to anyone fulfilling the above criteria, without geographical restrictions.

On-site bursary payments

The payment of the YI bursaries to presenting authors will be processed after 14:00 on the day of their last presentation at the registration help desk. In order to verify physical presence onsite, poster presenters need to check-in before noon at the poster help desk each day for each poster presentation.

Note: a passport, driving license or other recognised identification document will be requested to verify your identity.

Application conditions

Bursary requests can only be made via the online abstract submission form during the abstract submission process. Requests received after abstract submission will not be considered.

The name of the presenting author must match the name of the applicant. EASL will only grant the above-mentioned bursaries to the presenting authors who attest that they are not being sponsored or financially supported by any other source in order to attend The International Liver CongressTM 2017.

Documents required

The following supporting documents must be in English and are to be uploaded via the submission system as BMP, GIF, JPG or PDF files (size limit 1 MB) at the time of the abstract submission:

  • Proof of age: a clear copy of your ID, passport or driver’s license indicating your date of birth
  • Proof of trainee status: a letter signed by the head of department on the department’s letterhead confirming that you are a trainee

Note: EASL will automatically decline all bursary requests that do not conform to the above terms.

If you have difficulties uploading the necessary proofs or any other queries relating to bursaries, please contact

Full bursaries

The presenting authors of the 200 best scored abstracts will be awarded a bursary of EUR 650.00 each. This bursary will be handed out during the Congress. In addition, the registration fees to the Congress will be waived and all bursary recipients will receive one year’s free EASL Membership. The Membership credentials will be communicated after the Congress.

Registration bursaries

An additional 200 presenting authors will have their registration fees waived. All bursary recipients will receive one year’s free EASL Membership. The Membership credentials will be communicated after the Congress.

Important deadlines

  • 22 November 2016 – Deadline for abstract submission and all above required documents
  • 25 January 2017 – Abstracts and bursary notifications
  • 20-22 April 2017 – Onsite bursary payments

Congress registration for bursary applicants

Confirmed bursary applicants will receive a personal code to be entered during the registration process in order to benefit from complimentary registration.