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Training Grants and Fellowships

Offered by the ESC and Its Subspecialty Communities

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) supports the future of cardiovascular medicine. Each year the ESC provides €2 million in grants, fellowships, and scholarships.

Grants from the ESC

ESC Training Grants - Closed

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

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ESC Nursing and Allied Professional Grants - Closed

Graduates should have completed nursing education and started or completed an advanced postgraduate qualification (such as a master's, PhD, or equivalent).  ESC Nursing Grants may be held for any period from three months to one year; the recommended training period is six months. Grant recipients will receive a sum of €25,000 per annum for their daily subsistence.  

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ESC grants for women in leadership - Closed

The ESC offers eight grants for its members to attend the innovative Women Transforming Leadership Programme. This executive education programme is run by the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford (UK). 

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Grants from ESC Subspecialty Communities

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

EACVI training grants
To provide an opportunity for specialised training in non-invasive imaging modalities (echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT) and to help young doctors gain experience/skills in a high-standard clinical centre or university with large domain expertise in an ESC member country, other than their own. EACVI training grant recipients will receive a sum of €2,000 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 to provide an opportunity for specialised research and clinical training in an ESC member country in the field of interventional cardiology.

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

EHRA Training Fellowship Programme
EHRA is proud to offer the opportunity for physicians to gain specialised training in clinical electrophysiology (EP) in an ESC Member Country.

EHRA Observational Training Programme (EOTP)
Brought to you by the EHRA Training Fellowship Committee, this programme offers the chance to attend two to four weeks of clinical shadowing and learning in electrophysiology and cardiac pacing in a quality centre belonging to EHRA Recognised Training Centres (ERTC).

Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP)

Excellence in cardiovascular care award
This prize has been introduced to share excellent practices among nursing professionals in the field of cardiovascular care. It rewards nurses and allied professionals who have submitted the best clinical cases for EuroHeartCare following a reviewing and grading process.  The winner receives a prize, 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. 

Postgraduate Financial Support

Executive MSc in health economics, outcomes and management in cardiovascular sciences

This is a collaboration between the European Heart Academy of ESC and the London School of Economics (LSE). The ESC offers 15 scholarships in support of educating future leaders in cardiovascular medicine.

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MSc in clinical trials

This is a collaboration between the European Heart Academy of ESC and the University of Oxford. The ESC supports the education of future leaders in cardiovascular medicine by offering five ESC Educational Grants.

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Other Grants and Funding Opportunities