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Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association (FEHRA)

The call for application is now closed

The call for application is now closed

While the term "fellowship" is used to focus on the professional development of the fellow, we at EHRA seek not only to provide short term learning and training opportunities to our young and future leading community but also to reward and extend a range of privileges to a group of select professionals who have had years of experience and who have distinguished themselves individually in clinical, educational, organizational or other aspects of the cardiac rhythm field.

The purpose

Recognising EHRA members who have made exceptional contribution in the field of Cardiac Rhythm and who merit a title that is based on professional scientific achievement.

Privileges and Benefits

  • Use the title FEHRA in the signature
  • Complimentary EHRA Gold membership benefits (incl. print and online access to EP Europace Journal..)
  • Priority hotel booking for EHRA Congress ( 18-20 March 2018 - Barcelona, Spain)
  • Access to EHRA Members’ lounge during  EHRA Congresses
  • Electronic Fellowship diploma
  • EHRA Pin recognition
  • Recognition within EHRA corporate documentation
  • Leading role within EHRA initiatives and activities – Mentoring*
  • Online access to the Fellows Directory via EHRA Directory

*Upon individual approval – Contact can be shared with EHRA Young EP Community.

The above FEHRA privileges and benefits, worth over €1 000 are included in the annual fellowship fee of €300.

Rules of EHRA Fellowship

The European Heart Rhythm Association introduced the status (title) “Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association” (FEHRA) in 2016.

Requirements to become a Fellow of the EHRA:

  • Candidates have to be EHRA members at the time of the application
  • Candidates have to demonstrate their excellence in Cardiac Rhythm in at least one of these three domains:
    • Research at National and / or International Level
    • Teaching and Training
    • Clinical care
  • Candidates shall submit:
    • Copy of academic diploma (MD., PhD. Or equivalent): if not originally in English, translation is mandatory.
    • List of publications present in Pubmed, of these at least 10 publications with the applicant as first or last author, with a cumulative impact factor of 40
    • One supporting letter: either from the President of an EP National Cardiac society / Working Group or from an EHRA Board Member.
    • Short CV

Please note that all supporting documents must be provided in English. All elements referred to here are mandatory. Therefore, the committee in charge of the selection will reject candidates who don’t supply all these elements.

Application procedure

When applying for the EHRA Fellowship online, please follow the procedure below:

  • Browse the documentation requested and upload ( all documentation has to translated into English)
  • Submit the application before the annual deadline of 31 October.

Application should be made via the online submission system (no paper submission will be accepted). The application should be made electronically via the dedicated online system. The application must contain all above specified documents.

The application deadline is 31 October, year N for the EHRA Fellowship to be recongnised in year N+1. The newly elected FEHRA will be informed in December, year N for acceptance / rejection of application.

The newly elected EHRA Fellow should pay the fellowship fee before 28 February, year N. Thus, all FEHRA privileges, benefits and duties formally begin on 1 January, year N+1. Alternatively, the newly elected EHRA Fellow may pay the first fellowship fee immediately after reception of the notification by mail of the election as Fellow (i.e. for the Year N+1). In this case, the newly elected EHRA Fellow will benefit from EHRA Fellow privileges upon receipt of the payment.

Election process

Applications submitted after the annual deadline will not be considered by the Committee in charge nor by with the EHRA Executive Board. Complete applications only will be reviewed and the candidate is informed by email of the acceptance / rejection of the application.

Annual EHRA fellowship fee rule

The yearly fellowship fee is €300 and covers the period of 1 January to 31 December. Newly elected FEHRA receive the request for payment in November. The request for payment is mailed and the payment must be received before 31 December to ensure the delivery of the EP Europace Journal early January (year N+1)

Payment should preferably be made online.

Therefore, once paid new Fellows start to benefit from the fellowship privileges. On 1 January, all advantages for fellows will be cancelled if the fellowship fee remains unpaid. After 2 years of non-payment of fees, consecutively or not, the fellow will be informed of his/her exclusion from the EHRA Fellowship, unless payment is received within 3 months, Reintegration of an excluded fellow in the EHRA fellowship register will be accepted upon payment of all due fees.

A”pay in order” principle applies: the Fellowship fee is due every year and one may only pay the fellowship fee of the given year, upon payment of the fee of the previous year.

Annual EHRA fellowship rule

  • €300 (incl. VAT) - per calendar year - from 1 January to 31 December
  • Only (year N) EHRA Member can apply to be Fellow of the (year N+1).

Renewal forms

FEHRA fees are due every year. Payments should be made by credit card, in Euros only through your MyESC account. Automatic renewal will be activated as of January 2018.

Interested in joining the prestigious EHRA Fellowship Community?

Follow these steps to apply

  • Log on to My ESC account
  • New application -> select "Fellowship Applications" -> choose "Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association (FEHRA)" -> "Apply now"