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ESC Basic Research Fellowship

Please read the disclaimer on Personal Data Privacy before applying.

Congratulations to David Chiang (USA),
winner of the ESC Basic Research Fellowship

Thank you to everyone who applied

What is the grant for ?

The ESC Basic Research Fellowship is designed to allow a researcher to spend one year in a European research laboratory. One fellowship per year of 25,000 Euros will be awarded to the successful candidate. The laboratory and topic are chosen by the candidate. Preference will be given to those for whom the award will enable the fellow to move to a new institution where they will learn novel techniques valuable for their future career.

This fellowship is open to candidates of all nationalities.

Basic Rules

  • 1 fellowship of 25,000 Euros is awarded per calendar year
  • candidates accept to be interviewed via Skype
  • awardees accept to present their work related to the fellowship at the next basic science meeting "Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology"

Criteria for eligibility

To apply please send:

  • Your letter [maximum 2 (two) pages] of motivation including:
    • your birth date
    • your membership of any of the groups stated in "Criteria for eligibility"
    • information on your activity in the area of cardiovascular sciences
    • details of your project
    • a statement on how you intend to use the award
    • a statement that, if you do not use the grant within 9 months, you will return it to the ESC.
  • A one-page CV with a publication list
  • A letter of acceptance by the host institution
  • A letter of support from your current institution
  • A written commitment to present your work related to the fellowship at the next scientific meeting "Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology".

Send all the above documents compiled in a SINGLE pdf file by email to before 1 December 2014

You must also send the documents with original signatures, by post, to this address:

European Society of Cardiology
The European Heart House
Councils Relations - Specialty Centre
2035 Route des Colles
Les Templiers - BP 179
CS 80179 BIOT
06903 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex

For any queries contact:

Read the testimony of Silvia Cellone Trevelin, awardee of the Basic Research Fellowship 2012

Silvia Cellone Trevelin

I was very honored to receive the Basic Research Fellowship 2012.This financial support allowed me to develop an important study in sepsis field that significantly contributed to understand the pathophysiology of this infirmity. The basic research fellowship supported all my laboratory expenses which gave me great freedom to develop the project under supervision of Prof.Dr. Ajay M Shah at Cardiovascular Division, The James Black Centre, King’s College London. I am very glad with our results and I recommend other people to apply for this fellowship offered by European Society of Cardiology (ESC). ESC definitely is contributing to development of science in Europe and the world investing in young scientists.

 Personal Data Privacy
The information collected is subject to a computerised process to record, evaluate and track your grant application. The recipients of the data are:
•    The staff in charge of processing Council grant applications and, where a grant is awarded, the staff in charge of paying the grant monies.
•    Persons to whom the request will be sent for review and evaluation.

In accordance with the law N°78-17 of January 6, 1978, amended in 2004, relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, you have a right to access and rectify information concerning you, which you can exercise by contacting:
Data Privacy - Customer Services
European Society of Cardiology
Les Templiers
2035 Route des Colles
You can also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of data about you.