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Application process for EACVI Training Grants



Summary

Rules for applications

Purpose of the Grant Programme

To provide an opportunity for specialised training in the field of non-invasive imaging modalities (Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography), in order to help 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.

This programme can be considered as a valorisation of the geographical mobility as well as cultural exchanges and professional practice in the field of cardiology.

Eligibility

Please note the following two rules when applying:

  • Only 1 candidate per hosting institution is allowed per year (should more than one candidate apply for the same institution and should they be in the final top scorers, only one - the highest scorer will be selected for that institution).
  • A hosting institution that has been selected in the winning candidates' application form cannot be chosen again for the following year (i.e. an institution cannot be selected two years in a row). Please see the winning institutions for last year:
    • Training 2017:
      • Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
      • Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom

If in doubt, please contact the EACVI team for cross-verification.

Eligible applicants for the Grant are those who are:

  • Under 38 years old or in training under 40 years old on the day of the application deadline AND
  • Members of the EACVI Silver or Gold level for 2017
  • Citizens or residents for tax purposes of a country which is a regular ESC Member country or an ESC Affiliated Member Country
  • Medical graduates at any stage in their career
  • In agreement with a host institution
    1. outside their own country or the country in which they followed their initial medicine training (if it is a regular ESC Member country)
    2. which offers good training opportunities and is acknowledged as an expert centre for that particular field of cardiovascular imaging.

IMPORTANT: The final validation of the application will be subject to visa acceptance (if necessary).

NOTE: Applicants who are in doubt about their eligibility are advised to contact the EACVI prior to submitting an application. Applicants are advised to read the explanatory notes carefully before submitting an application.

Tenure

The Grant may be held for a period of 3 to 6 months. The recommended training period is 6 months. Applications for training periods shorter than 3 monthswill not be accepted.

The training period must start after completion of the whole application process (after receiving formal confirmation from the EACVI) and before the end of the calendar year of the programme. Any extensions of the training period beyond the recommended 6 month period should be agreed with the host institution, provided the extra costs can be covered from other sources (e.g. candidate's institution, personal funds, industry etc). The potential extra costs should not come from other ESC or EACVI grants.

Level of support

EACVI Training Grant recipients will receive a sum of 1,500 Euros per month for their daily subsistence. An agreement will be signed between the Host Institution and the Grant recipient.

If for any reason the Grant recipient has to stop his/her training period, the refund of the Grant may be required pro rata.

For host centres offering a dedicated training programme, the EACVI will provide 500 Euros per month and per trainee to cover the institutional costs (workplace arrangements, informatics, educational material, teaching and support).

Project

Submitted proposals should focus on specialised training in technique(s) related to the field of non-invasive imaging modalities (Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography).

Application process

Request your electronic application form

Please request your electronic application form at EACVI@escardio.org 

You will receive your application form within 15 days.

Important: Please provide your contact details (Names, Titles, Main Address, Telephone number) when requesting your application forms. Incomplete requests may prolong the whole process.

Fill the application form

The application form has two parts (A & B): 

  • Part A: Applicant's profile & training proposal (to be filled in by the applicant)
  1. Part A must be filled in by the applicant. Additionally the applicant must provide a CV in a European format
  2. The applicant must send back directly Part A to EACVI@escardio.org.
  • Part B: Host institution (to be filled in by the host institution)
  1. The applicant has to submit the completed Part A form and his/her CV to the Head of the Department (HOD) and to the proposed supervisor where the training would be held, with the request to complete Part B.  
  2. The host institution must send back directly Part B to EACVI@escardio.org

The completed application form (A & B) has to be received no later than the 30 September 2017.

Notes on applying for an EACVI Training Grant

1. The application form is in an electronic format (Word), has two parts and should be completed and submitted by email. In addition to the application, a CV of the candidate in European format has to be provided. Application forms are available electronically from the EACVI at EACVI@escardio.org. Paper applications will not be accepted.

2. For the competition, the opening of application starts on the 31 March 2017; the closing date to receive both parts of the applicationis the 30 September 2017. Candidates should submit their applications in advance, preferably by early June, so that they may be advised of any missing elements in time to be able to contact those concerned. Applications that are received after the closing date and/or that are incomplete will not be accepted. It is essential that the filled application forms and the CV of the candidate (European format) are sent only by the present responsible other than the applicant in an electronic format to EACVI@escardio.org

3. Candidates should read carefully the Rules and Regulations for EACVI Training Grants. An application which is not in accordance with these rules will not be considered. Submission of an application will be taken to imply acceptance of these conditions. 

4. Applications will be submitted for consideration exactly as received by the office. Applicants are therefore urged not to submit incomplete forms and take the responsibility that they may be rejected if this is the case. 

5. Applications must conform to the accepted lay-out in the electronic forms and provide the necessary information as requested in the form. Please make a careful selection of your documentation.

6. A candidate who already has a grant (irrespective of who is sponsoring him/her) cannot apply for an EACVI Grant as no overlapping is accepted.