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Scientific Exchange Grants

ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) supports the future of cardiovascular medicine. Each year the ESC provides €2 million in grants, fellowships, and scholarships.

2021 Scientific Exchange Grant

Congratulations to Mr Job Stoks and Mr Mani Sadredini, the winners of the 2021 Mobility Travel Grant of the ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology.

They will receive a grant of €2,500 to conduct their projects in 2021.

Objectives and principles

The objective of the EWGCCE Scientific Exchange Grant (SEG) is to strengthen relations between Research Institutions of different European countries. For this, a €2,500 grant will be attributed to selected applicants of the ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology to cover travelling and accommodation costs to work for a minimum of one month in an institution of an ESC member country.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must be active in the area of cardiac electrophysiology either in the experimental or translational field. All early-career investigators, including PhD students and postdocs, are considered eligible candidates, but they must be accepted members of WG on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology (EWGCCE). At the time of the application deadline, candidates must not be older than 40 years old and must be accepted members of EWGCCE for at least 3 months before launching the call. Previous SEG recipients are not eligible.

Candidates should move into a host laboratory different from their current laboratory. Current Institution and host Institution must be located in ESC Member Countries.

Payment of the Scientific Exchange Grant

The first payment, amounting 60% of the grant, will be made on the starting date of the visit to the Host Institution (candidate should email a copy of electronic transportation tickets to prior to departure) and the remaining 40% will be paid once the final report (1-2 pages), signed by the Director of the Host Centre is delivered to the ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology Chairperson by email.

Review process

The review process will be coordinated by a panel of 2 members of the ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology Nucleus, who will assess the eligibility of the candidate and host institution and select appropriate external reviewers (outside of the Nucleus). Members of this panel may not be involved in any of the submitted applications, either as supervisor of the applicant nor as to the proposed host institution. 

The grading will have four items to score:

  • Quality of the application
  • The scientific value of the proposed visit and value for the candidate’s future research career
  • Suitability of host laboratory
  • Value for the working group´s objectives

Based on the scores, the WG Vice-Chairperson makes a proposal of the candidates to receive the award(s) that will be discussed and validated by the nucleus. The WG Chairperson will sign the letters to the awardees.

If an awardee does not use the grant within 12 months after the official date of awarding the grant for the purpose of visiting the host institution, the awardee will be considered to have refused the grant.

Previous editions

The 2020 Mobility Travel Grants (MTG) of €2,500 was offered to Dr Aurore Lyon.

  Read her report