Applications are open from 6 April to 25 May 2018.
If you want to apply, please read the instructions below and prepare your application accordingly.
The purpose of these grants is to provide resources for the establishment of research links from young scientists from European institutions to hosting institutions in a foreign country within or outside Europe. Each grant will provide funds for one travel to an identified hosting institution and a minimum stay of 10 (ten) calendar days. Applications will be considered in two areas:
A maximum of 5 (five) grants of 2,500 Euros (two thousand five hundred) each will be awarded based on the quality of the application
They will be distributed in one call per year
Successful candidates must use their funds within 9 (nine) months
Candidates should not be older than 35 (thirty-five) years at the time of the application deadline
Candidates must have activity in the area of cardiovascular sciences
Candidates must be members of any of the following:
- an ESC National Cardiac Society - a group included in the Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science (check the list)
Candidates can only apply via the online application form.
At the time of application, formal eligibility criteria will be checked. If you are not eligible, the First Contact Initiative Grant application form may not be visible.
Before completing the e-form, prepare your pdf application file as you will have to attach it to your e-form.
The pdf application file you will attach to your e-form should consist of a bio-sketch of:
A one-page CV with a publication list
A letter of support from the host institution stating that they are willing to host you and what they can offer during your visit
A letter of support from your current institution
A written commitment to provide a detailed report on the outcome of the initiative after the grant is received.
NB: All details, including the cover letter, should be provided in ONE pdf you will attach to your online application form.
Applications deadline: 25 May
For any queries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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