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Research Grants and Fellowships

Supporting excellence in research through grants and fellowships

The ESC supports excellence in research through our dedicated grants and fellowship programme. In 2016, 28 grants worth 1,9 million Euros were awarded to individuals to support their projects and advance cardiovascular research. Find out more about grants and fellowships offered by the ESC and its sub-specialty communities and make the most of these outstanding opportunities to make your research idea a published reality.

Research grants, Fellowships and Awards from the ESC

ESC Research Grants

12 Grants of 25,000 EUR each to conduct specialised research in a European country

These grants are awarded to medical graduates at any stage in their career but before obtaining a permanent, senior staff or consultant post, or for science graduates with research experience up to Junior Investigator, Lecturer, Assistant Professorship or equivalent level, whose work has been, or is, related to cardiovascular research. Applications open mid September and close 31 January each year.

Find out more about the grant winners as well as rules and regulations

ESC Grants for Medical Research 2015 – 2017

Four research grants of 400,000 EUR each, awarded to research projects running no longer than 18 months.

These grants were awarded to fund innovative ground-breaking projects in the following fields of cardiology: Thromboembolic Disease (general), Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Coronary Artery Disease and/or Peripheral Artery Disease.

Find out more about the grant winners and their projects.

Young Investigators Awards

Five awards of 2,000 EUR and 15 awards of 1,000 EUR: The prestigious Young Investigators Awards offer a unique opportunity for young investigators who have submitted their research to ESC Congress to expose their most innovative and novel research to the scrutiny of panels of renowned experts in the specific fields during ESC Congress. Winners and finalists are financially rewarded.

Research Grants, Fellowships and Awards from ESC subspecialty communities

Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA)

Research prize in acute cardiovascular care

Leveraging research into the field of Acute Cardiovascular Care, the ACCA Research Prize is a competitive highly prestigeous annual prize for unpublished research in the field.  The winner (Best abstract) will get a prize of 3,000 EUR, including:  the award, a diploma, free registration to the next Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress, the opportunity to present at the Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress in an oral abstract session.

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

EACVI Research grants

One year grant of 25,000 EUR to help young candidates under 38 years old or in training under 40 years old in obtaining research experience in the field of non-invasive imaging modalities in a high standard academic centre.

Heart Failure Association of the ESC

Heart Failure nurse training fellowship grant

Two grants per year of 24,000 EUR are available for 1 year in a host institution: The HFA encourages nurses to improve their research skills in order to enhance their future careers as innovators and/or researchers, as well as further advancing the field of nursing care for heart failure patients and providing added value to home institutions or countries.

ESC Council of Basic Cardiovascular Science

Cardiovascular Nursing from the ESC Council for Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals

Post-doctoral Mentorship Award

One award per year of 2,000 EUR that supports the mentoring of new researchers and career development for professionals in cardiovascular care.

Nursing / Allied Professional Investigator Award

Recognising the outstanding contribution of nursing and allied professional investigators in understanding, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases.

ESC Working Group on Thrombosis

Young thrombosis researcher exchange grants

Up to 25,000 EUR for one grant per year to provide young investigators belonging to the Young Thrombosis Researchers Group with the opportunity to network and develop collaborations within the field of thrombosis in clinical research or in basic science.

Other Grants and Funding Opportunities