EAS Young Fellows Programme

Investing in future leaders

The EAS Young Fellows programme is the Society’s flagship educational and networking activity. We recruit our brightest young members to join the programme, where, over the course of two years, they will gain a broad and deep understanding of atherosclerosis, its many aspects and contributing factors. 

Every other year we open applications for enthusiastic and committed young scientists to join the next class. Members seeking to apply should be early in their career, aged under 40, and should have made some progress in basic or clinical research, with at least one publication. A firm commitment to follow a career in the field of atherosclerosis and related disease is required.

The programme takes place over two years and will take the form of both online and face-to-face activities as circumstances allow.

Mission statement

The Young Fellows of EAS is a selected group of scientists working in basic and/or clinical cardiovascular research who are highly committed to pursue a career in academic science. The mission of the Young Fellows of EAS is to offer a multilayered support for early-career researchers that includes educational programmes, career-orientated webinars and networking opportunities.


  • to facilitate collaboration between basic and clinical scientists in the cardiovascular field
  • to connect early-stage researchers with the top leaders in the field
  • to exchange significant scientific developments or discoveries in the cardiovascular field
  • to provide a platform to discuss the challenges that researchers face in the beginning of their academic career


  • a dedicated Young Fellows of EAS session at the annual EAS Congress
  • face-to-face meetings with science-related workshops and networking events
  • webinars focusing on translation research, publication strategies, grantsmanship skills and career development

Programme Scientific Directors

  • Lale Tokgözoğlu, EAS Past President, Ankara, Turkey
  • Christoph Binder, EAS Vice President, Vienna, Austria
  • Jan Borén, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

EAS Membership

All accepted candidates are required to hold an active individual EAS Membership for the duration of the programme.

Interested? Your next opportunity to join this programme

This is your chance to join Class 2025-2026, with the first group meeting scheduled for December 2024.

The call for applications is open from February 6 to February 24, 2024.

Ensure you have prepared all the required documents:

  • Titles of one or more publications you have authored in the field of atherosclerosis research
  • Short CV
  • A letter of motivation

Note that applicants must be 40 years or younger by December 31, 2023.

If you meet the criteria, please fill out the form below:

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You are welcome to contact the EAS Office for further information at office@eas-society.org

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