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EACPR Research Support Project

EACPR Research Support for Young Researchers

The aim of EACPR Research Support Project (RSP) is to provide support through a dedicated network of senior experts to young researchers who encounter difficulties in designing research projects, PhD theses etc. 

22 experts in Preventive Cardiology accepted to contribute to the EACPR Research Support Project as mentors to help young scientists with the many questions they face when starting up a research project.

What is the Research Support Project?

  • A review of your research project at its early stage
  • Help to start up the project in the appropriate direction
  • An open and stimulating discussion around the research project
  • Access to a mentor from a team of 22 renowned scientists
  • Read more information

Who can benefit from this support?

How does it work?

Why such a project?

A young scientist is faced with many questions when starting up a research project:

  • Will my work contribute to science, is it really original?
  • Will my main hypothesis find an answer and is the project that lies ahead worth all the efforts, is it feasible?
  • Where can I find a senior scientist with whom I can discuss these questions? 

Here, the Research Support Project (RSP) aims to be at your service at the onset of your research in preventive cardiology. 

For whom?

The support is available for researchers member of the EACPR up to the age of 35 years, especially for those for whom it appears to be hard to find the desired guidance in their own environment. However, it is not meant to replace already existing local expertise.

By whom?

From the ranks of the EACPR a group of 22 renowned scientists have readily accepted to be voluntary members of the RSP mentor team, thereby covering a wide range of research in preventive cardiology. Their names and a short description of their specialties can be found here.

Which areas of science?

The RSP mentor team can be consulted with questions in the field of exercise physiology and basic science, cardiovascular disease epidemiology and, prevention, cardiac rehabilitation and sports cardiology.


The consultation of a RSP mentor will have an informal character, an open and stimulating discussion around the research project. It should be seen as a help to start up the project in the appropriate direction.
The applicant:

  • is <36 years old at the time of submission
  • is member of EACPR (if not, he/she will be required to preliminary register)
  • submits a summary (500 words) of the research including the aim, proposed method, material/population in which way will it contribute to new knowledge in the field of preventive cardiology.  
  • presents a question: (what is your main question to the EACPR expert?), via the e-form on the EACPR website. (click).

The consultation will be given preferably on one occasion only, by revising and commenting the proposed summary. If needed, direct contacts via Skype, Facetime or similar electronic communication are encouraged .
However this should not replace the usual long-term guidance that instead should be obtained locally.

Once the research project is successfully completed, the applicants are invited:

  • to acknowledge the advices of the RSP
  • to present the results of their work by submitting an abstract for EuroPRevent and/or submitting a publication to the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Fill the form to submit your project
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