Asian Young Endoscopist Award (AYEA) provides partial financial support to endoscopist outside Korea to receive clinical training in GI Endoscopy at selected endoscopic training centers in Korea to promote advancement and collaboration among the training center as well as for incidental expenses related to the training including housing.


To provide funding for endoscopic training so that an endoscopist can acquire new knowledge and/or technical skills in GI endoscopy, which would in turn improve patient care in the applicant’s region.


Asian physicians who are not residing in Korea and who are working in GI Endoscopy are eligible to apply. All applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English.

Target fields

UGI Endoscopy, LGI Endoscopy, ERCP, EUS

A training period, Awards and Number of awardees

Training period Award Number of awardees
Two weeks (from June 18, 2018) USD 2,000 - 3,000

* Award amount may vary
according to regions.

20 ~ 30 persons


  1. Full travel grant including air flights, accommodation, meals, VISA application and travel insurance
    (USD 2,000 - 3,000 for 2 weeks)
  2. Endoscopic training program at an outstanding endoscopy center of Korea
  3. Attendance at the Young Endoscopist Forum (June 29, 2018)
  4. Attendance at IDEN 2018 (June 29 - July 1, 2018)

Duties (Besides Training)

  1. An English presentation (8 minutes, topics related to GI endoscopy) during the Young Endoscopist Forum (June 29, 2018)
  2. Submission of an abstract for an English presentation during the Young Endoscopist Forum before the deadline of abstract submission (by May 8, 2018)
  3. Submission of evaluation sheets after training
  4. IDEN 2018 registration is mandatory, and registration fee will be refunded on site.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Applicants should apply to their preferred field of participation; UGI endoscopy, LGI endoscopy, ERCP or EUS.
  2. Training center of each application will be selected by the Public Affairs Committee of the KSGE.
  3. 3. Requiring documents
    • Complete an application form including a written personal statement on reasons for seeking training.
      (Application form can be downloaded at IDEN 2018 website,
    • Curriculum vitae including a recent photo
    • Two letters of recommendation: one from your training preceptor/director; and the other from the president of your society of GI endoscopy
    • Lists of published articles written by English (last 5 years)
    • A photocopy of passport showing photograph and identification information
    • [Optional] The results of an English proficiency test: TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, G-TELP, etc.
      (Any kind of internationally recognized English language test score or certificate can be submitted.)
  4. Completed applications and all correspondence should be mailed to the IDEN-AYEA 2018 Secretariat address listed below.
  5. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain visa and travel insurance.

Review Process

Awards will be given by the Public Affairs Committee of the KSGE and will be based upon the applicant's credentials and their bright potential for enhancing the field of GI endoscopy in the applicant's home country.


Deadline for submission of application is March 12, 2018. The awardees will be notified after March 28, 2018.

Contact Information

IDEN-AYEA 2018 Secretariat
Tel: +82 2 2269 4385   Fax: +82 2 2269 4380   E-mail:
Address: #405, Tahoe Business Center, 3F Lions Bldg., 9 Samildaero 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04553, Korea