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Application process for EACVI research grants


Rules for applications

Purpose of the Grant Programme

To provide an opportunity for specialised research in the field of non-invasive imaging modalities (Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography), in order to help young candidates to obtain research experience in a high standard academic centre in 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.


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:
    • Research 2017:
      • University Medical Center Utrecht, Center for Imaging Sciences
      • CRICBristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
      • UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, 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 but before obtaining a “permanent”, “senior staff” or "consultant" post, or for science graduates with research experience up to Junior Investigator, Lecturer, Assistant Professorship or equivalent level, whose work has been or is related to ultrasound research with potential clinical applications.
  • In agreement with a host institution
    1. outside their own country, other than the country in which they followed their initial medicine training
    2. which not only offers good research opportunities but is also the most appropriate for the particular research subject

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 before submitting an application. Applicants are advised to read the explanatory notes carefully before submitting an application.


The Grant covers a period of 12 months. The research period must start after completion of the whole application process (after receiving formal confirmation from the EACVI).

The Grant programme must start before the end of the calendar year of the programme.

If necessary, the length of the research period may be extended, in which case the host institution will bear the costs.

Research period shorter than 12 months will not be accepted.

Level of support

EACVI Research Grant recipients will receive a sum of 25,000 euros for one year for their daily subsistence. 

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


Subject of the project must correspond 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  

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.

Filling in the application form

The application form has three parts (A, B & C):  

  • Part A: Applicant's profile (to be filled in by the applicant)
  • Part B: Applicant ‘s project (to be filled in by the applicant)
  1. Part A & B 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 & B to
  • Part C: Host institution (to be filled in by the host institution)
  1. The applicant has to submit the completed Part A & B and his/her CV to the Head of Department (HOD) and to the proposed supervisor where the research would be held, with the request to complete Part C.  
  2. The host institution must send back directly Part C to

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

Notes on applying for an EACVI Research Grant

  1. The application form is in an electronic format (Word), has three 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 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 all 3 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
  3. Candidates should read carefully the Rules and Regulations for EACVI Research 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.