Grants for young researchers

New funding available to support research projects of early-career EAS members

One of the aims of the Society is to ensure that research in the atherosclerosis field continues and thrives for years to come. To do this, we need to encourage talented young scientists in their careers in the atherosclerosis field, and for many years EAS have done this through various travel grant & fellowship schemes – and through scientific programmes dedicated to young investigators.

In 2022 EAS were able to go one step further, with funds available to support research projects of early-career EAS members, on a competitive basis. By a competitive application process we have selected the three grant recipients for 2022.

Congratulations to EAS grant recipients 2022!

Mariëtte Boon

Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Project: Improving cardiovascular risk factors in South Asians: Keep it cool

“I am very happy and honoured to receive the EAS grant! I cannot wait to expand my research by studying the effects of cold treatment in the metabolically vulnerable South Asian population”

Frida Emanuelsson

Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Project: Causal effects of incretin signaling on lipid metabolism and cardiovascular disease.

“I’m so happy and grateful to the EAS for this grant and for the opportunities that come with it – I can’t wait to get on with the project.”

Mia Ståhle

Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Finland
and Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Project: Evaluating new translational targets to detect and treat aortic valve stenosis

“I am very excited for this opportunity to explore and develop new diagnostic imaging tools that will ultimately benefit patients with aortic valve stenosis”

Call for grants 2023

We will open the Call for grant application process again in 2023 and 2024 – details about the application deadlines for 2023 will be announced in February.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to apply for a grant if you meet all of these criteria:

  1. You are an Individual Member of EAS
  2. You are a researcher holding a PhD or MD title
  3. It is no more than 10 years since you completed your PhD/MD (adjusted for parental leave)
  4. Your workplace confirms that you can carry out the project, that you are in a status of employment or affiliation, and that you have access to the resources you will need to carry out the project.

What type of projects will be considered?

EAS will consider applications for funding for research projects focused on basic research, preclinical & translational studies.

Our terms and conditions of funding

  • The maximum total budget we will award for each research project is 20,000 €/year for up to 3 years.
  • The maximum duration of the proposed project is 36 months.
  • If you receive funding, you will be expected to provide a progress report at 12-month intervals from the start date of the project. EAS continuing to fund the project into Years 2 and 3 is subject to the progress report for the previous year.
  • The funds can cover salaries, personal grants, consumables, travel expenses.
  • The funds must be paid to an institutional bank account.
  • EAS will not pay additional overheads.
  • EAS makes no claim on Intellectual property resulting from the project.

As part of your application, you will need to provide

  • A copy of your PhD/MD certificate
  • A letter of recommendation from your supervisor/tutor/head of dept. This should confirm that you can carry out the project, that you are in a status of employment and that you have access to the resources you need to carry out the project.
  • Your CV (2 pages max, including publications. Highlight 3 of your publications that are most important to the proposed project)
  • A letter of motivation (1 page max)
  • A description of the project (5 pages max). Use these headings: background, hypothesis, study design, rational & preliminary work, methodology & experimental plan – including schedule, budget and equipment needed

How we will evaluate the applications

  • Applications will be reviewed by a Working Group appointed by the EAS Executive Committee.
  • The main criteria for evaluation of the applications is Scientific quality.
  • Applications will be evaluated on: Scientific rationale, Preliminary data, Design and methods, Project feasibility & PI competence.
  • Where several applications have equally high scientific quality, other considerations (age, gender, geography) will be taken into account.

What we expect from grant recipients

  • You should present the project results at EAS congress
  • At least one publication to originate from the project
  • You must acknowledge EAS in all presentations and publications of the supported work and results from it.
  • You must provide to EAS progress reports on the project every 12 months, with a final report at the conclusion of the project.

How we handle Conflict of Interest

In case a Working Group member has COI with an applicant, she/he steps out of the review of that application, and the other members of the WG grade the application.