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EAPCI Trialist Grant programme

One-year specialised research in a centre of excellence in Interventional Cardiology!

Cardiovascular Surgery
Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

NEW in 2019: the EAPCI Trialist Grant programme is supported by the Cardiovascular European Research Center (CERC).

Applications are closed.


About the programme

EAPCI-Trialist-Research-Grant.jpgThe European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) offers one Trialist Grant of €25,000 for a specialised research training in an ESC Member Country in interventional cardiology.


For applicants

Applicants eligible for the Trialist Grant programme must be:

  • Citizen or resident for tax purposes of a country which is a regular ESC Member Country (see Rules & Regulations)
  • Medical graduate or science graduate 
  • Under 40 years of age at the day of application deadline 
  • EAPCI member 
  • Be fluent in the language of the host centre (B2 level in most countries) 
  • Have an interest in trial design/management
  • Have a preliminary agreement with a potential host center AND a potential tutor


  • Applicants doubting about their eligibility are advised to contact the EAPCI prior to submitting an application.
  • Applicants are advised to read the Rules and Regulations before submitting an application.
  • The EAPCI Fellowship Committee reserves the right to propose an alternative centre.
  • Important: grant allocation will be subject to visa acceptance (when needed).

Read the rules and regulations carefully for the Trialist Grant programme (available next september 2019)

For tutors

Host centre Tutor eligible for the Trialist Grant programme must meet the following criteria: 

  • have been PI before and for at least 2 years (completed) and published large multicentric international randomized interventional cardiology clinical trials (defined as minimum 10 centers in minimum 4 countries with minimum 12M follow-up)
  • be currently acting as PI for a running clinical trial with the same conditions, being in the enrollment phase
The host centre can also offer interventional training to the candidate as long as it does not exceed 50% of the weekly activity.

Application for individuals

Enrolment forms & Rules and Regulations

One single joint application is expected from the candidate and the host centre. Candidates are responsible for asking the host centre to fulfill the relevant part of the application form. 

  • Download and fill in the application form (available next September 2019)
  • Provide a recommendation letter and a resume
  • Applications should be submitted with a digital signature
  • Submit your application by 15 January 2020 at 


  • Applications received after the closing date and/or that are incomplete will not be accepted. 

 Application for Centres

One single joint application is expected from the candidate and the host centre. Host centres should receive the form to be completed directly from the candidate and are requested to complete their part and send it back to the candidate who will be responsible to submit it to

EAPCI Education and Training Grant programme 

Interested in training? Find out more about the EAPCI Education and Training Grant Programme

Trialist Grant winner 2019

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