The EMDR Europe Association is funding clinical and basic Research Programs.

EMDR Europe supports research with yearly grants in the field of EMDR with a current priority of pilot randomized controlled trials for the treatment of psychological trauma and other comorbid psychiatric disorders.

Apply by March 30, 2020 at 23:59 PM and send to Only proposals sent by this date will be considered. Emdr Europe sponsors trials only in the EU.

Grant approval notifications will be mailed in July. It is the policy of EMDR Europe to provide no feedback on applications, other than funding notification.

Funding is up to 15.000 Euros per project, for a maximum of 2 years. Research projects not supported by academic institutions, nor health authorities, may be oriented by the EMDR Europe Research Ethics Committees.


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Grants awarded by EMDR Europe

  • 2011 VIENNA

    Total Awarded 8000 euros

    Benedict Amann and Patricia Novo (Spain)
    BET-studyof EMDR in bipolar patients: 5000 Euros.

    Zoï Kapoula et Stephanie Hanoteau (France)
    EMDR and eye movement working neurophysiological mechanisms: 3000 Euros.

  • 2012 Madrid

    Total Awarded 15000 euros

    Trudy Mooren and Carljin de Roos. (The Netherland)
    EMDR treatment of refugee children: 7000 Euros.

    Marco Pagani and Giorgio Di Lorenzo. (Italy)
    EEG recording during EMDR therapy. 4000 Euros

    Claire Chailleux and Stephanie Kahlfa. (France)
    Brain mechanisms of EMDR. 4000 Euros

  • 2013 Geneva

    Total Awarded 23200 Euros

    Iva Bicanic. (The Netherland)
    Early EMDR Intervention to prevent PTSD in rape victims; a randomized control trial: 20 000 Euros.

    Derek Farrell. (United Kingdom)
    Effectiveness of bilateral stimulations in EMDR phase 2 “safe place exercise”, in relation to vividness, emotionality and heart rate variability: Randomized controlled trial: 1200 Euros

    Zoï Kapoula (France)
    Publication cost of a paper “EMDR and Neurophysiological mechanisms: 2000 Euros

  • 2014 Edinburgh

    Total Awarded 37000 Euros

    Emilia Kaczinszky (Hungary)
    Early intervention for traumatically injured patients in traumatological hospital: A prospective controlled trial: 10000 Euros

    Trudy Mooren (The Netherland)
    A randomized comparison of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and waiting list in traumatized refugee children. 5000 Euros

    Benedikt Aman, Ramon Landin Romero (Spain)
    Comparison of a novel EMDR bipolar protocol/supportive therapy: A multicenter single blind randomized controlled trial: 6000 Euros

    Stephanie Khalfa (France)
    Role of bilateral alternate stimulations in EMDR treatment: an fMRI experiment: 7000 Euros

    Thomas Borsato (Italy)
    Changes in brain connectivity and plasticity during and after EMDR treatment: a TMS-EEG and fMRI study : 3000 Euros

    Natasha Soureti (Greece)
    A randomized controlled trial using the effectiveness of EMDR versus a waiting list, on unemployed depressed individuals: 6000 Euros

  • 2015 Milan

    Total Awarded 61000 Euros

    Thomas Borsato (Milano, Italy)
    Changes in brain connectivity and plasticity during and after EMDR treatment: a TMS-EEG, tDCS and fMRI study: 4000€.

    Nicolas Cazenave (Toulouse, France)
    Recovering autobiographical memory in soldiers suffering from PTSD: applicability and effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and
    Reprocessing (EMDR): 3000€.

    Irene Cetin (Milano, Italy)
    EMDR: applicability and effectiveness in the trauma after therapeutic abortion in an Obstretical-Gynaecological ward: 5000€

    Anja Hareskov Jensen (Denmark Sexual Assault Center, Denmark)
    Early EMDR Intervention for acute victims of rape in preparation for treating ASD symptoms and preventing PTSD: a randomized controlled study of the effect of early EMDR (recent Traumatic Episode Protocol: R-TEP): 5000€.

    Alessandra Minelli (Brescia, Italy)
    EMDR Therapy in Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) in-patients: clinical and biomarker efficacy: 8000€.

    Michael Mueller-Pfeiffer (Zurich, CH)
    Blocking Memory Reconsolidation by EMDR: 9000€.

    Serena Passoni (Milano, Italy)
    Effectiveness and applicability of EMDR-Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP) for the reduction of psychological distress in care giver of patient with dementia A single-blind randomized control trial: 7000€.

    Annabelle Alice Pozzoli (Asti, Italy)
    Relapse and Binge eating prevention: an experimental design concerning the efficacy of the EMDR applied to Bulimia Nervosa: 4000€.

    Ingo Schaefer (Hamburg Germany)
    Treatment of PTSD in patients with substance use disorders using EMDR- An effectiveness study: 10000€.

    Cristina Trentini (Rome, Italy)
    EMDR affects neural processing of emotions in children with complex trauma; An hdEEG study: 6000€.

  • 2016 Den Haag

    Total Awarded 64.500 Euros

    Minelli Alessandra (Italy)

    EMDR therapy in eating disorders in-patients: clinical and biomarkers efficacy; 9 000 €

    Moscowitz Andrew (Denmark)

    Treating PTSD in Refugees: A randomized controlled pilot study comparing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to Narrative Exposure Therapy;  8500 €

    Ostacoli  Luca (Italy)

    Neurobiological processing of emotions in Major Depression: comparing the effects of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Anti-Depressant Medication ; 10 000 €

    Pawils Silke (Germany)

    Feasibility and Effectiveness of EMDR group therapy for traumatized refugee preschoolers – a cluster randomized Before-and-after study to assess practicability and pre-post changes in PTSD symptoms of the EMDR Integrative Group Treatment protocol adapted to the kindergarten setting ; 7 000 €

    Stellerman Kerstin (Germany)

    Randomized-controlled-Pilot  study  of  Effectiveness  of  EMDR  therapy  for adolescents with substance or internet dependency/addiction. 15 000 €

    Trentini Cristina (Italy)

    Does EMDR modulate the neural substrate of emotional discrimination in adolescent withe borderline personnality disorders : 15 000 €

  • 2017 Barcelona

    Total Awarded 69.200 Euros

    Farrrell Derek (England)

    Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Trauma Focus) versus EMDR Therapy (GTEP) Group Intervention in Adult Trauma Populations in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq: A Randomised Control Study; €10.000

    Fumagalli Monica (Italy)

    Taking care of the primary attachment relationship in a maternity ward: the EMDR intervention with acute childbirth trauma; €7.000

    Khalfa Stephanie (France)

    Effects of REM sleep modultaion by EMDR therapy on cerebral metabolism;   €7.000

    Passoni Serena  (Italy)

    Effectiveness and applicability of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP) for the reduction of psychological distress in caregiver of patients with dementia. A single-blind, randomized controlled trial; € 10.200

    Ruggeri Mirella (Italy)

    Efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (emdr) plus broad form of enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-eb) in patients with eating disorders. a randomized controlled trial;€25.000

    Ten Hoor Nina (The Netherlands)

    EMDR and Exhibitionism: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Reducing Deviant Sexual Arousal; €10.000.

  • 2018 Strasbourg

    Total Awarded 75.000 Euros

  • 2019 Krakow

    Total Awarded 75.000 Euros