AEPC Research grant

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AEPC Research grant

With the AEPC research grant for juniors we aim to support international scientific projects in the field of paediatric and congenital cardiology in Europe. The research proposal explicitly includes work in the field of basic science, however, all fields of clinical science could be addressed. The project is to be conducted as an international cooperation/collaboration between centres/countries.

The results of the research (or parts of it) should be presented at a subsequent AEPC Annual Meeting and at least a summary should be published in Cardiology in the Young.


To apply for the AEPC research grant for juniors, you need to be an AEPC junior member in good standing, with at least one year of membership

How to apply

You will need to submit the following documents with your application:

A research proposal of max. 5 pages describing the project (A4, double spaced):

  • First page: Abstract (background, project hypotheses, and methodology)
  • Page 2 to 3: Detailed description of the project
  • Page 4: Timeline
  • Page 5: Finance plan

Signed Letters of support from the supervisors: the director of the unit where the Junior Member is in training and the director of the collaborative unit.

CV & motivation letter.

Submission deadline: 31 August 2024

The grant applications will be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee. The winner will be announced by the end of September, early October 2024.

The total grant to be awarded will be EUR 30,000. The overall support will be for personnel, mobility and consumables.

The award will be paid out gradually; the first half upon start of the project, the second half will be released following submission of a progress report (after 6 months).



2019 - Puck Peltenburg (Amsterdam, Netherlands) - "International Multicentre Registry Project on Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventriculair Tachycardia (CPVT)"

2018 - Bartosz Ditkowski (Leuven, Belgium) - "Do valvular endothelial cell phenotype and bloodcomponents affect the onset of infective endocarditis in RVOT grafts?”

2017 - Gabrielle Norrish (London, United Kingdom) - "Prognosis and risk stratification in infant-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy"

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