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EAPCI Education and Training Grants

One-year specialised education and training in a centre of excellence in Interventional Cardiology!

Cardiovascular Surgery
Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

NEW in 2018: the EAPCI wants to support the women who decide to embrace this career by allocating them 50% of its 2019 Education & Training grants.

Thanks to financial support from Industries, the EAPCI is proud to offer again this unique opportunity.

Applications for individuals and Centres are  now closed. Next session will open next September 2019.




About the programme

Grant Women.jpgThe 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 interventional cardiology field.

Centres involved in the programme host the trainee for 12 months training on a specialised topic:

  • Percutaneous coronary interventions with focus on metallic and bioresorbable stent technology
  • Interventional pharmacology in patients with ACS and structural heart disease
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • Transcatheter mitral valve interventions
  • Structural heart disease interventions with a focus on left atrial appendage closure, closure of PFO and atrial septal defects, paravalvular leak closure etc.
  • Intracoronary imaging (IVUS, OCT, NIRS) and physiologic lesion assessment with FFR
  • Carotid and peripheral arterial interventions
  • Imaging for structural heart intervention

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented within the interventional cardiology profession.

50% of the 2019 EAPCI Education & Training grants will be allocated to women.


Applicants eligible for the Education and Training Grant programme must be:

  • Citizen or resident for tax purposes of a country which is a regular ESC Member Country (See Rules & Regulations)
  • Medical graduate or science graduate 
  • Under 40 years of age at the day of application deadline 
  • EAPCI member 
  • Be fluent in the language of the host centre (B2 level in most countries) 



  • Applicants doubting about their eligibility are advised to contact the EAPCI prior to submitting an application.
  • Applicants are advised to read the Rules & Regulations before submitting an application.
  • Although not mandatory, candidates having a pre-agreement with a host centre will increase their chances of being selected. However, the EAPCI Fellowship Committee reserves the right to propose an alternative centre.
  • Important: grant allocation will be subject to visa acceptance (when needed).

Application for individuals


  • Download and fill in the application form (available from September 2019)
  • Provide a recommendation letter and a resume
  • Application should be submitted with a digital signature
  • Submit your application by 15 January 2020 at 


  • Applicants with pre-agreement should provide the host centre completed application form at submission time.
  • Applications received after the closing date and/or that are incomplete will not be accepted. 

Why should you apply?


"Receiving an EAPCI grant helped me to advance in my career as interventional cardiologist. Few women choose to embrace this demanding but gratifying profession and I am glad that EAPCI has decided to support women allocating 50% of its 2019 grants to them."

Dr. Giuliana Capretti , Women Grant winner 2017, 


"Receiving an EAPCI grant helped me improve my daily practice by learning new interventional techniques from top European cardiologists. I wouldn’t have had so many career opportunities without the EAPCI Grant."

Dr. Salvatore Brugaletta, FESC, Grant winner 2007

 Application for Centres


  • Download and fill in the application form (available from September 2019)

Should you have a pre-agreement with an applicant, please send them directly the completed form.

Otherwise, please send the completed form to


Any centre (in CathGo database or not) interested in the 2019 programme should apply. 


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