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Apply for ESC Training Grants

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.

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Research Grants and Fellowships

Supporting excellence in research through grants and fellowships

The ESC supports excellence in research through our dedicated grants and fellowship programme. In 2016, 28 grants worth 1,9 million Euros were awarded to individuals to support their projects and advance cardiovascular research. Find out more about grants and fellowships offered by the ESC and its sub-specialty communities and make the most of these outstanding opportunities to make your research idea a published reality.



Research grants, Fellowships and Awards from the ESC

ESC Research Grants

12 Grants of 25,000 EUR each to conduct specialised research in a European country

These grants are awarded to medical graduates at any stage in their career but before obtaining a permanent, senior staff or consultant post, or for science graduates with research experience up to Junior Investigator, Lecturer, Assistant Professorship or equivalent level, whose work has been, or is, related to cardiovascular research. Applications open mid September and close 31 January each year.

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Young Investigators Awards

Five awards of 2,000 EUR and 15 awards of 1,000 EUR: The prestigious Young Investigators Awards offer a unique opportunity for young investigators who have submitted their research to ESC Congress to expose their most innovative and novel research to the scrutiny of panels of renowned experts in the specific fields during ESC Congress. Winners and finalists are financially rewarded.

Submit your abstract and apply before 14 February 2018

ESC Grants for Medical Research Innovation 2015 – 2017 - now closed

Five research grants of up to 400,000 EUR each, were awarded to research projects running no longer than 18 months.

These grants were awarded to fund innovative ground-breaking projects in the following fields of cardiology: Thromboembolic Disease (general), Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Coronary Artery Disease and/or Peripheral Artery Disease.

Find out more about the grant winners and their projects.

If you wish to be contacted for 2018 grants, please fill in this form.

Research Grants, Fellowships and Awards from ESC subspecialty communities

Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA)

Research prize in acute cardiovascular care

Leveraging research into the field of Acute Cardiovascular Care, the ACCA Research Prize is a competitive highly prestigeous annual prize for unpublished research in the field.  The winner (Best abstract) will get a prize of 3,000 EUR, including:  the award, a diploma, free registration to the next Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress, the opportunity to present at the Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress in an oral abstract session.

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

EACVI Research grants

One year grant of 25,000 EUR to help young candidates under 38 years old or in training under 40 years old in obtaining research experience in the field of non-invasive imaging modalities in a high standard academic centre.

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

EHRA 2018 Travel Grants

20 Travel grants will be awarded to presenters under 35 years old, with an accepted abstract for EHRA 2018 Congress in Barcelona. Each travel grant will be made up of:
- Free registration for EHRA 2018
- 240 EUR towards travel expenses (transferred to grantee after the congress)

Application via an e-form will open after the abstract result announcements in December. Results will be announced directly by email to the 20 selected presenters early January 2018.

ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Cardiovascular Nursing from the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions

Post-doctoral Mentorship Award

One award per year of 2,000 EUR that supports the mentoring of new researchers and career development for professionals in cardiovascular care.

Nursing / Allied Professional Investigator Award

Recognising the outstanding contribution of nursing and allied professional investigators in understanding, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases.

ESC Working Group on Thrombosis

Young thrombosis researcher exchange grants

Up to 25,000 EUR for one grant per year to provide young investigators belonging to the Young Thrombosis Researchers Group with the opportunity to network and develop collaborations within the field of thrombosis in clinical research or in basic science.

Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation

Mobility Travel Grant

The objective of the MTG is to strengthen relations between Research Institutions of different European countries. In 2017, the Working group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation is proud to offer 2 Mobility Travel Grants (MTG) of 2,500 EUR.

Other Grants and Funding Opportunities