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The Great grant (thrombosis researchers)

Award of the ESC Working Group of Thrombosis

Thrombosis, Platelets and Microcirculation


The WG on Thrombosis of the ESC wishes to support education of young scientists (< 35 years of age) in the field of atherothrombosis by financial support of training in basic research techniques at well-known high quality research laboratories.

The GREAT award represent a maximum of 12,000 EUR  (roughly 2,000 per month) per awardee and can be given to 2 applicants each year.

DEADLINE for APPLICATION is JUNE 15 of each year.

Conditions for applications are as follows:

All conditions must be met for application to the travel stipend

  • Applicant is involved in basic research in atherothrombosis
  • Applicant has a written invitation from a well-known basic research laboratory for education in a specific basic research technique
  • The participation in such an educational program is confirmed and supported by the director of the home division/department 
  • The application letter must include a description of the new technique, its potential benefits for the home division/department, and planned scientific projects
  • The application must state the maximum time of the proposed educational program
  • The applicant must provide written confirmation that she/he is not supported by another grant or sponsorship 

Selection of awardees

  • Applications should be emailed to the ESC Office for WORKING GROUPS with all the recommendend material 
  • The header for the message should be „Application for WG on Thrombosis GREAT Award“
  • Applications that are incomplete will not be considered
  • If the number of applicants exceeds 2, the selection committee will select recipients of the award by majority decision
  • All selected awardees will be notified within 3 months of application (latest September 15)