Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Outstanding opportunities for young cardiologists to train in a European centre of of excellence. Expand your skills and professional network by applying for an ESC Training Grant.
Application deadline 31 January 2017
Email email@example.com to request an application form.
A 25 000 Euro grant to provide an opportunity for medical graduates to undertake specialised cardiovadcular research or further research training, in a European centre of excellence.
The goal of this award is to help young candidates to obtain research experience in a high standard academic centre.
Medical graduates can apply at any stage of their career, provided they have proven research potential (published in medical journal).
Proposals may be submitted for specialized research or further research training or, in the case of medical graduates, for training in a basic subject.
Applicants are advised to seek a centre in another ESC country than the country of their current residence. The centre should not only offer good research and training opportunities but should be also appropriate for the specific research they wish to undertake.
1.1 The ESC Research Grant programme enables medical graduates, at any stage in their careers below consultant (and science graduates with research experience up to Assistant Professor, Lecturer or equivalent level), to gain specialized training in research in the cardiological field in Europe outside their own home country. As the programme is devised to provide opportunities for special research or further research training, applicants must pay particular attention to the importance of this requirement and ensure that their proposals contain clear evidence of the training they expect to receive. 1.2 Applicants are advised to seek out a centre in another ESC country which not only offers good research and training opportunities but is also the most appropriate for the particular research they wish to undertake. The application and research proposal for the period covered by the grant has to be prepared in collaboration with the proposed host centre. The host centre has to nominate a Supervisor who will take the main responsibility on the assistance of the applicant in the preparation of the research proposal and on the supervision of the research project, if the grant is awarded.
1.3 Research may be undertaken for any period from three months to one year as requested by the applicant. The highly recommended length for a research period to be covered by a grant is 12 months. Awards for longer periods will not be considered.
1.4 The Research Grant provides financial support of 25,000 Euros per annum to the grant recipient in addition to the agreement to be arranged with the selected centre (host institution). A fixed term contract of employment is usually signed between the institution and the grant recipient. The host institution should confirm its agreement on this process. For periods of time less than one year the grant is reduced pro rata. Grant recipients are urged to discuss the cost of their proposed programme of work with the host department so as to ensure that the department is in a position to meet any expenditure exceeding this amount and the head of the department will be expected to confirm this on Part D of the application form.
2.1 Applicants must meet the residence requirements set out at Appendix 1.
2.2 Applicants who are in doubt about their eligibility on residence grounds are advised to contact the ESC prior to submitting an application.
2.3 The qualifications required are as follows:
2.4 Application forms are available electronically from the ESC at firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications for the Research Grant competition is January 31st (each year). All 5 parts of the application must be received by the above mentioned date for the application to be considered Applications are considered by the ESC Training and Research Grants Committee within 10 weeks. 2.5 Applicants are advised to read the following notes carefully before submitting an application.
2.6 Research periods may be held in a suitable university department or similar institution within a country, which is a regular ESC member. Applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for acceptance in the host institution. Obtaining signed approval of the host institution representatives is the key task for the candidate before he submits the application to the ESC. 2.7 The ESC is unable to provide assistance with transfer or household removal expenses incurred by grant recipients on taking up an award.
2.8 Proposals must obviously result from discussion between applicant and supervisor but the applicant should submit personally composed proposals for research training. The application form has been designed to make it clear that the head of the proposed department is willing to receive the candidate and provide the necessary facilities.
2.9 Applications for Research Grants are made on the understanding that the host institution, the supervisor and the grant recipient agree to accept the regulations relating to the programme. The ESC intends the programme to be operated flexibly and reserves the right to deal as it thinks fit with applications of unusual character and to waive any rule, subject to the need to ensure that research funds are properly expended. 2.10 Part A of the application should be completed by the applicant and, when ready, sent with Part E (see below) directly to the ESC at email@example.com 2.11 Applications must be supported in each case by:
2.12 Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the parts are returned in electronic form to the ESC by those concerned in time for the normal closing date for applications.
3.1 An award under these regulations will normally be administered through the medium of a fixed-term contract of employment for the period of the award, entered into between the grant recipient and the host institution.
3.2 Additional grants may be received but should take into account the amount offered by the ESC (Euros 25,000 per annum).
3.3 The applicant is responsible for the set-up of his own personal and professional insurance and for compliance with taxation rules according to the local fiscal regulations.
3.4 Grants are awarded for full-time training and ESC approval must be sought before any other work is carried out within normal working hours. As it will generally be necessary to make a reduction of the grant corresponding to any additional income so derived, grant recipients MUST notify the ESC of any earnings from such work and of any honoraria or awards received. This does not apply however to remuneration received from up to 6 hours a week spent with the supervisor's approval on teaching, clinical sessions or demonstrating, the payment for which may be retained in full if this is in accordance with the host institution's conditions. 3.5 It will be a condition of any award that grant recipients do not engage in private practice for personal gain. 3.6 In case medically qualified grant recipients are asked by their host institutions to undertake medical duties outside normal working hours, their supervisors should consult the ESC in advance about the arrangements and any additional payment which may be involved.
3.7 Grant recipients may take holidays in accordance with the conditions of service of the host institution up to a maximum of six weeks during a complete year. The date and duration of any holiday proposed beyond this period should be reported to the ESC.
3.8 Grant recipients will be subject to the normal conditions of service of the host institution so far as sick leave is concerned, but the ESC should be notified if a grant recipient is likely to be away through illness for more than a month. Grant recipients are obliged to have a health insurance either provided by the employing institution or on the grant recipient's own discretion.
3.9 Medically qualified grant recipients who undertake, as part of their research programme, work concerned with the care of patients are reminded that they should be in possession of an honorary clinical contract from the appropriate health authority. 3.10 Responsibility for seeking such a contract will lie with the head of the department in which the grant recipient is working, following the usual practice of the local Medical School. Should any difficulties be encountered, the ESC should be informed.
3.11 Any changes in a grant recipient's training programme or supervisor from those originally approved the ESC will require the Sect’s prior consent.
3.12 The grant recipient and the host institution are required to submit a separate short report (completed ESC Research Grant questionnaire) at the end of the Research period covered by the grant.
Grant recipients are encouraged to submit an abstract for the ESC Annual Congress following the end of the research period.
3.13 The results of a grant recipient's project may be published in the usual way at the discretion of the supervisor or head of department. The ESC expects that the award will be acknowledged in any publication dealing with the work carried out during the tenure of a Research Grant. One off-print of each publication should be sent to the ESC.
3.14 Grant recipients will be subject to the terms of employment of their host institution.
4.1 Local Ethical Committee approval is required for research that includes clinical trials and/or involves human subjects (whether patients or normal), and appropriate evidence of such approval must be incorporated in the application. The ESC expects all such work to be undertaken in accordance with the highest standards. 4.2 Regulations concerning the control of experiments will be those existing in the local institution. This applies to medical records, radioactivity, use of human materials, genetic manipulations, animal experiments and licenses for appropriate procedures. Appendix 1. Residence eligibility for ESC research Grants 1. These rules will apply to an award of an ESC Research Grant. 2. Subject to the following provisions of these rules a candidate must at the date of application for an award:
3. Any candidate who is the child of a national of a European or ESC Affiliated country will be eligible for an award if at the date of application:
4. A candidate who is a refugee or the spouse or child of a refugee will be eligible for an award if at the date of application the refugee:
5. For the purpose of these rules:
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