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ESC Council on Stroke Mechanical Thrombectomy Grant

Grants to cover the cost of the EXMINT course


The Council on Stroke encourages mechanical thrombectomy training for healthcare professionals and is pleased to support them through this ESC Stroke Mechanical Thrombectomy Grant. 

Read more on the interdisciplinary management of acute ischaemic stroke in this scientific document:

Interdisciplinary management of acute ischaemic stroke: Current evidence training requirements for endovascular stroke treatment

What is the grant for?

The ESC Stroke Mechanical Thrombectomy Grant is designed to allow a physician to perform the EXMINT course.

One EXMINT cycle comprises two 5-day courses, including lectures, small group tutorials, debates, and tests. The final examination will take place every September, prior to the annual ESMINT Congress in Nice, France.

It is open to physicians (cardiologists, neurologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons, or other researchers with MD title, nurses and allied professionals), who demonstrated an interest in stroke.

EXMINT Course 5th edition in 2022/2023 will consist of EXMINT 5.1: online & EXMINT 5.2: onsite in Prague.

The Council will therefore offer five Grants for the following value:

  • €330 for EXMINT 5.1 (online) to cover the cost of the course.


  • €1170 for EXMINT 5.2 (onsite) to cover the cost of the course plus basic travel expenses.

The total value of the grant is €1500 per awardee and will be paid in two installments, after completion of course 5.1 & 5.2.

This grant is open to candidates of all nationalities (European or worldwide).

More information on the EXMINT course.

Basic rules

  • 5 grants at €1,500 Euros are available to cover EXMINT course 5.1 & 5.2
  • Awardees will be paid upon completion of the Course.
  • Awardees will be paid proportionally to the number of Courses (Course 5.1, Course 5.2) that they have completed. Proof of attendance will be requested.

Criteria for eligibility

  • Candidates should not be older than 50 (fifty) years at the time of the application deadline
  • Candidates must have activity in the area of stroke
  • Candidates must be members of the Council on Stroke

How to apply

Please read the disclaimer on Personal Data Privacy before applying.


Application deadline: 1 August 2022

Before completing the e-form, prepare your application file, in PDF format, as you will have to attach it to your e-form.

This application file should include:

Your letter of motivation [maximum two pages] including:

  • a one-page CV with a publication list
  • information on your activity in the area of stroke
  • information on why you need to complete the EXMINT course
  • a statement that you understand that if you do not complete the EXMINT course, the grant will not be paid by the ESC

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of September.

Personal Data Privacy

The information collected is subject to computerized processes to data processing to select the winners of the ESC Stroke Mechanical Thrombectomy.

The recipients of the data are ESC Staff who process the form as well as the Judging Panel composed of members of the ESC Council on Stroke.

Data collected will be kept for one year.

The ESC uses a cloud CRM and email solution to process and manage your data as well as communicate with you.

In accordance with the chapter 3 of the European Regulation 2016/679 with regards to data protection, you have the right to request from ESC, access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data or restriction of processing concerning your data or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.

For such, please contact (be aware that a proof of identity will be requested during the process via a secure web link).

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, and for information, ESC has appointed a Data Protection Officer that you can reach at