Awarded every two years since 1997, the Servier/UIP Research Fellowship is designed to :

  • Encourage innovation and research in the fields of phlebology and lymphology.
  • Support vocations among young researchers.
  • Raise awareness of venous and lymphatic diseases as disabling conditions that reduce quality of life and are expensive to treat.

The Servier/UIP Research Fellowship provides a €25 000 grant for a 2-year original clinical or basic research project in the fields of phlebology and lymphology, including anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic methods, and clinical research.

The 2018 Servier/UIP Research Fellowship was awarded to Kate Thomas from New Zealand for her project “Venous adaptations of the lower limbs in endurance athletes.“ Kate Thomas’s project is designed to document the differences in venous morphology and function in the lower limbs of endurance athletes compared with sedentary controls, both with and without varicose veins, in order to highlight differences that may have occurred in the leg to compensate for the demands of endurance exercise. The study will provide the first clear description of venous adaptation to exercise and will clarify whether this has beneficial and/or harmful implications for vein health.

The submission deadline for the 2019-2021 Servier/UIP Research Fellowship is February 28th, 2019.