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ESC Training Grants

Outstanding opportunities for young cardiologists to train in a European centre of excellence.

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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. Find out more about grants and fellowships offered by the ESC and its subspecialty 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 - Now open

Research Grants of €25,000 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 - ESC Congress

Five awards of €2,000 and 15 awards of €1,000: 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.

Abstract submission opens from December to 14 February 2021

ESC Grants for Medical Research Innovation 2015 – 2017

Five research grants of up to €400,000 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.

Research Grants, Fellowships and Awards from ESC subspecialty communities

Acute Cardiovascular Care Association 

Research prize in acute cardiovascular care

Leveraging research into the field of Acute Cardiovascular Care, the ACVC 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, 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 €30,000 to help young candidates under 40 years old in obtaining research experience in the field of non-invasive imaging modalities in a highly ranked academic centre.

European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)

EAPCI Trialist Grant

The EAPCI Trialist Grant programme is supported by the Cardiovascular European Research Center (CERC).

Applicants must have a pre-agreement with a host centre before applying. 

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

EHRA 2020 - Travel Grants

These travel grants will be awarded to presenters under 40 years old, with an accepted abstract for EHRA 2020 Congress in Vienna. Each travel grant will be made up of:

  • Free registration for EHRA 2020
  • €240 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. Learn more

ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals (ACNAP)

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 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.

ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation

Mobility Travel Grant

The objective of the Mobility Travel Grant is to strengthen relations between Research Institutions of different European countries. The ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation is proud to offer Mobility Travel Grants of €2,500 to selected applicants.

ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology

Scientific Exchange Grant

The objective of the EWGCCE Scientific Exchange Grant is to strengthen relations between Research Institutions of different European countries. The ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology is proud to offer a grant of €2,500 to selected applicants to cover travelling and accommodation costs to work for a minimal period of 1 month in an institution of a different European Country.

Other Grants and Funding Opportunities