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Young Researchers Exchange Grant

ESC Working Group on Thrombosis

Valvular, Myocardial, Pericardial, Pulmonary, Congenital Heart Disease
Vascular Biology and Physiology
Thrombosis, Bleeding
Invasive Imaging and Functional Assessment
Vascular Diseases
Risk Factors and Prevention
Venous Thromboembolism
Microcirculation, Angiogenesis, Arteriogenesis
Acute Coronary Syndromes

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

The Exchange Grant aims at facilitating exchanges between Centers or Laboratories leaders in the research of thrombosis. The grant supports Young Investigators to perform scientific research in thrombosis at a host institution of another ESC member country or ESC-affiliated country.

The main goals of the grant

  • Support excellent clinical or basic research in thrombosis
  • Develop new collaborations between Laboratories or Centers within the ESC, thus facilitating transfer of knowledge and skills
  • Promote networking between young thrombosis Researchers and encourage young Researchers to work with distinguished Mentors
  • Increase awareness of the Working Group on Thrombosis and of the Young Thrombosis Researchers Group 


  • Applicants must be aged under 40 at the time of the application and not have yet attained a permanent academic or clinical position
  • Applicants must propose a project to be performed in a Center or Lab different from their current Institution.
  • The Chief or Chair of the host Lab or Center should provide a letter of acceptance of the grantee on the specific project proposed by the Applicant


The grant will be evaluated by a Committee which will include the Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Working Group of Thrombosis in charge during the year of the application. The Committee will consider the following criteria:

  • the potential to generate high impact results
  • the potential to demonstrate a clear added benefit for the applicant compared to what can be achieved at his/her current institution
  • learning technique(s) or methodology that are not available at the Applicant’s current institution
  • working with world-leading Experts in thrombosis and host Institutions that have a proven track record of mentorship of young researchers
  • the CV and skills of the Proponent
  • the scientific profile of the Mentor in the host Lab/Center

Application and Deadline

More information coming soon

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