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ESC first contact initiative grant

Promoting careers in basic cardiovascular sciences in Europe

The deadline is now over. Thank you to all who applied.
Results will be known by mid-February. The next call for this grant will be made in May 2015 - applications will be accepted from 06 May 2015.


 

What is the grant for ?

The purpose of these grants is to provide resources for the establishment of research links from young scientists from European institutions to hosting institutions in a foreign country within or outside Europe. Each grant will provide funds for one travel to an identified hosting institution and a minimum stay of 10 (ten) calendar days. The aim is to establish more permanent contacts, leading to a fellowship or a research affiliate position for the development of a research project in the area of basic cardiovascular sciences.

Basic rules

  • A maximum of 10 (ten) grants of 2,500 (two thousand five hundred) Euros each are awarded each calendar year (depending upon funds available)

  • They will be distributed in 2 (two) calls per year (opened May and October) based on quality of the application

  • Successful candidates must use their funds within 9 (nine) months 

Criteria for eligibility

  • Candidates should not be older than 35 (thirty-five) years at the time of the application deadline 

  • Candidates must have activity in the area of cardiovascular sciences

  • Candidates must be members of any of the following:

How to apply

Please read the disclaimer on Personal Data Privacy before applying.

Send us:

  • 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
 - the start and end dates of your period in the host institution
 - 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 provide a detailed report on the outcome of the initiative.

Send all the above documents compiled in a SINGLE pdf file by email to councils@escardio.org by 
15 July January 2015

Also send by post:

  • the original signed letter of support from your current institution

  • the original signed letter of acceptance from the host institution

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
France

Applications deadline: 15 July 2015

For any queries contact: councils@escardio.org

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
06903 SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS. FRANCE
You can also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of data about you.


 

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