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Outstanding opportunities for young cardiologists to train in a European centre of excellence.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) supports the future of cardiovascular medicine. Each year the ESC provides €2 million in grants, fellowships, and scholarships.
Research grants of €25,000 provide an opportunity for medical graduates and researchers to undertake specialised cardiovascular research in an ESC member country's centre of excellence. The goal is to help young candidates obtain research experience in a high-standard academic centre which will enable them to contribute to the improvement of academic standards upon returning to their own country. With this goal in mind, preference is given to applicants from countries or regions where modern clinical cardiology is not yet strong, provided there is enough evidence that the applicants can, after the research period, contribute to the improvement of clinical cardiology in their home country.
It is also an opportunity to learn and to improve skills , as well as a great occasion to develop one’s own international, professional network.
Research periods related to the ESC grant may be undertaken for any period from three months to one year.
Research grants recipients will receive a lump sum up to a maximum of €25,000 for a 12-month period for their daily subsistence. The grant will be calculated pro rata according to the length of the research period.
Proposals may be submitted for specialised 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 an ESC member country other than the country of their current residence. The centre should not only offer good research and training opportunities, but should also be appropriate for the specific research they wish to undertake.
The host institution's track record or expertise should be in line with the topic of the application (treatment, techniques, methods…).
The application is to be performed online.
The following templates are required to be completed and uploaded with the application:
Applications will be graded by the ESC Research and Grants Committee, from one to five, on the following five criteria, and applicants should consider them carefully when completing the forms:
The required documentation must be submitted with the application. Please download the templates to be completed by the responsible persons who have been requested to complete them. Once completed, please upload them, together with your CV, in your application and submit everything before the deadline.
The ESC Research and Grants Committee will only evaluate the documentation submitted with the application, and only complete applications will be considered. Paper applications or other papers will not be accepted. All documents need to be in English.
The application closing date is 31 January (each year). Candidates should submit their applications in advance, preferably by mid-January, so that they may be advised of any missing elements in time to gather them and/or to get in contact with the person(s) responsible for delivering the corresponding elements. Applications submitted after the annual deadline will not be considered by the ESC Research and Grants Committee. The candidates will be informed of results by email by the end of March.
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