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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.

Grants from the ESC

ESC Congress Educational Grants - Currently closed

The aim of these grants is to encourage and support the development of professional careers towards the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Recognising that the current regulatory environment is likely to impact the direct sponsorship of clinicians and scientists to congresses, the ESC is offering Educational Grants for ESC Congress 2019 in Paris.

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ESC Grants for women in leadership - Currently 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). The 2018 course took place from 8 to 12 October.

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ESC Training grants - Now open

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 Nursing Grants - Now open

Graduates should have completed the nursing education and started or completed an advanced postgraduate qualification (such as master, PhD or equivalent).  ESC Nursing 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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Grants 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)

EHRA Observational Training Programme (EOTP)
Brought to you by the EHRA Training Fellowship Committee, get the chance to attend 2 to 4 weeks of clinical shadowing and learning in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing in a quality labelled centre belonging to EHRA Recognised Training Centres (ERTC).

Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals

Excellence in cardiovascular care award
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