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ESC Awards

The ESC is pleased to honour a certain number of individuals during ESC Congress in recognition of their outstanding achievements. 

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Training grants and fellowships

Offered by the ESC and its subspecialty communities

The European Society of Cardiology and its subspecialty communities have developed a range of grants to help cardiology professionals access quality training throughout Europe.

Training grants, Fellowships and Awards from the ESC

ESC Training grants

ESC Training Grants may be held for any period from 3 months to 1 year: the recommended training period is 6 months. For invasive/ interventional techniques a 12-month period is encouraged.  The Training Grant provides financial support of 25,000 EUR per annum to the grant recipient in addition to the agreement to be arranged with the selected centre (host institution).

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ESC Early career training grants

To provide an opportunity for clinical training in the field of cardiology in an ESC regular member country other than their own.  Training may be undertaken for any period from six months to one year.
Early Career Training grant recipients will receive a sum of 25,000 EUR per annum for their daily subsistence.  

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ESC Nursing Grants

Graduates should have completed the nursing education and started or completed an advanced postgraduate qualification (such as master, PhD or equivalent).  ESC Training Grants may be held for any period from 3 months to 1 year: the recommended training period is 6 months. Grant recipients will receive a sum of 25,000 EUR per annum for their daily subsistence.  

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ESC Congress educational grants

These Educational Grants are offered to professionals who have - or will have - little or no access to funding or difficulties to obtain financial assistance in order to attend the Congress.
Successful applicants will receive 1,000 EUR as a contribution towards costs of travel and accommodation and will also benefit from a standard congress registration.

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Training Grants, Fellowships and Awards from ESC subspecialty communities

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

EACVI Training grants

To provide an opportunity for specialised training in the field of non-invasive imaging modalities (Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT), in order to help young doctors to achieve experience and skills in a high standard clinical centre or University with a large domain expertise within an ESC Member country other than their own.  EACVI Training Grant recipients will receive a sum of 1,500 EUR per month for their daily subsistence.

European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)

Interventional cardiology education and training grants

The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) offers Education and Training Grants of 25,000 EUR to provide an opportunity for specialised research and clinical training in an ESC Member Country in the interventional cardiology field.

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

Award for best publication

This new initiative aims at promoting research and scientific publication by stimulating collaboration between host centre and fellow within the EHRA Training Fellowship Programme. The fellow (first author only) will receive 1,000 EUR for the publication with the highest impact factor.

Cardiac Pacing with emphasis on ICD/CRT

One-year training fellowships are offered to provide physicians the opportunity for clinical training in arrhythmia and cardiac pacing in a regular ESC Member Country, preferably outside their home country.

Clinical Electrophysiology with emphasis on catheter ablation

EHRA Training Fellowships are offered to give physicians the opportunity to gain specialised training in clinical electrophysiology (EP) in a regular ESC Member Country preferably outside their home country.

International training fellowships

EHRA is proud to announce this specific training fellowship programme open for members of the affiliated societies of the ESC*.

Proctor programme

The Proctor programme has been created by EHRA to ease the transition from fellowship to independent practice once having completed the EHRA Training Fellowship Programmes or to acquire additional techniques, either in the field of Arrhythmias or Cardiac Pacing.

Observational training programme

The EHRA Training Fellowship Committee is proud to announce the creation of the new Observational Training Programme which consists of two to four weeks of clinical shadowing and learning in EP / CP in quality labeled centres belonging to EHRA Recognised Training Centres (ERTC).

the ESC Council for Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals

Excellence in cardiovascular care aware

This prize has been introduced to share excellent practice among Nursing Professionals in the field of cardiovascular care. It aims to reward nurses and allied professionals who have submitted the best clinical cases for EuroHeartCare following a reviewing and grading process.  The winner receives a prize of 2,000 EUR a diploma and free registration to next year's EuroHeartCare congress.

Travel Grants for Congresses

You can also choose the congress you are interested in and check the application criteria for the travel grants.

Other Grants and Funding Opportunities