Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemics hit Belgium very hard and put the Belgian healthcare system under tremendous pressure. In particular, intensive care units (ICUs) have been on the forefront of the fight to save lives. The COVID-19 pandemics has highlighted the need to foster systematic implementation of evidence-based care protocols and promote intensive care research. Despite some advances in the ICU management of these patients, there are still numerous questions to be answered by clinical research as well as basic science. In addition, the prolonged ICU length of stay of COVID-19 patients has revealed the importance of measures designed to facilitate recovery and  ehabilitation,
communication, as well as family information and visits.

To contribute to the improvement of ICU care in Belgium, the 101 Fund, with the support of its major partner AXA, is launching a call for proposals to support research projects and initiatives aiming to improve outcomes and the experience of ICU patients. Specifically, the call has for primary objectives to stimulate applications for the following unrestricted grants

  • One 40 k€ award for a quality improvement initiative
  • One 40 k€ award for a clinical / basic science research project
  • Three 20 k€ awards to fund initiatives to improve patients and/or families experience in the ICU

More information on how to applicate and the conditions for application can be found in the attached document

Call 101-AXA Belgium

The application form and other necessary documents can be found below :

Project summary

application form

Budget 101-AXA


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