Imaging WG Junior Research Grant

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Imaging WG Junior Research Grant

The Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC) Imaging Working Group (IWG) is offering a Research Grant for Junior Members (JM).


To assist a JM in training to access an educational and research experience not available to them or difficult to achieve in their home institution.

To increase collaboration amongst congenital cardiology centres across Europe and improve and stimulate research among junior doctors.


The applicant must be an AEPC JM and member of IWG, in good standing.

The project should involve education in CHD imaging and be hosted by a European centre other than applicant’s home institution.

Applicants are accepted from within Europe only, and must intend to return to their home institution at the end of the project.

The applicant should obtain written agreement for the proposal from the proposed host institution prior to submitting application.


A successful applicant will receive 2,500€.

This can be used to contribute towards subsistence, accommodation and travel costs.

The grant does not cover salary or any other costs.

The project must be completed within 1 year after the grant has been awarded.

A summary report from the project must be provided in writing to the IWG within 3 months of completion.

A completed AEPC IWG JM Grant application (Appendix 1) should be sent to the IWG Secretary by 30 November 2023.

The IWG Council will evaluate all applications and award the grant to one successful proposal. Candidates will be notified of the outcome by 31 December 2023.

Centres in Europe offering free accommodation to applicant for the JM are preferred. However, the project can also be in a centre not offering free accommodation.


  1. Candidate’s background - Assessment of previous research and/or clinical experience. Does the candidate have an appropriate skill set to perform the project?
  2. Merit of the project - Is the area of study not available in the applicant’s home institution?  Will the applicant return to their home institution with expertise that can be applied locally?
  3. Practicality - Is the project achievable in the time frame allotted? Can the skills learned in the host institution be implemented in the home institution?

 (Each criterion scored from 1-5, maximum score 5 for each criterion, maximum total score 15.)

Grant application – what to submit

  • Application form (Download appendix 1 at the bottom of this page).
  • Details of proposed educational activity.
  • Curriculum vitae of applicant.
  • Letter of support from applicant’s supervisor or head of department in home institution.The letter needs to describe the skills of the candidate and guarantee continued employment at his/her home institution after finishing the travel fellowship.
  • Letter of support and acceptance from applicant’s proposed supervisor in host institution.

Please send the application form to Dr. Heynric B. Grotenhuis (



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