The ESMINT Stroke Grant

ESMINT offers a grant for a one-year research fellowship to a young physician to support his/her training in research related to stroke endovascular management in European laboratories or clinics.

The beneficiary of this program will be supported with US $13,500.

The deadline for applications is August 15, 2017.

The applications were scrutinized by a committee consisting of Profs. Francis Turjman, Christian Taschner and Patrick Brouwer. A uniform decision of the committee will be been made. The research grant recipient will be announced during the ESMINT Congress 2017.

We thank all of the applicants for their valuable contribution.

General information

ESMINT offers a grant for a one-year research fellowship to a young physician to support his/her training in research related to stroke endovascular management in European laboratories or clinics.


Announcement of the program: July 10, 2017

Application deadline: August 15, 2017

Please send your application to Prof F Turjman:, cc-d to

The beneficiary of this new program will be announced at the next ESMINT Congress in September.

The purpose is:

  • to increase research activity in the field of endovascular management of stroke,
  • to help grow a pool of well-trained research interventional neuroradiologists,
  • to develop a network in INR in Europe,
  • to support career development of young academic physicians.

One candidate will be chosen to be supported with US $13,500.


Physicians who hold or are candidates for an MD, PhD, ScD or equivalent degrees are eligible. Applicants will be less than 40 years of age at the time of application.

Research Plan

Prospective candidates should present an experimental research project to be undertaken during the project period, in collaboration with the project mentor.

Fellowship Location

The project period will be spent in a European laboratory or clinic focused on problems associated with stroke.


One programme with duration of maximum 1 year will be available.

The project must be initiated within 6 months of the receipt of an award letter from ESMINT.


The research programme will provide an annual support of US$13,500. Payment will be made annually to the clinic or the laboratory where the research will be conducted, which will be considered the employer of the fellow and will be responsible for any obligations constituted by an employer-employee relationship.

Stipendiaries will be expected to attend annual ESMINT congress(es) during the term of their research projects and to make a presentation on their funded research on request of ESMINT.

ESMINT may revokeor terminate a Research grant early if the stipendiary is unable to carry out the research as planned, if a mentor requests termination because of unsatisfactory performance by the stipendiary, or in the event of cause established by due process of law or as a consequence of an institutional review committee’s determination of fraud or malfeasance.


The fellow and his/her mentor are required to provide a 6-month evaluation of progress.

An intermediate report and a final progress report at the conclusion of the stipend programme period will be expected.

6-month progress report must include a summary of research undertaken, a letter of continuing support from the stipendiary's mentor and an accounting from the mentor of how funds provided for the stipendiary were allocated.

Application Process

ESMINT Research Stipends will be awarded in a competitive review process conducted by the ESMINT Stipend Review Committee consisting of three members of the ESMINT Executive Committee: F. Turjman, P. Brouwer, C. Taschner.

Applications will be evaluated based on the:

  • Candidate's qualifications, including educational history, previous andcurrent employment responsibilities,
  • The goals of training,
  • An evaluation of the candidate’s career plans,
  • Qualifications and characteristics of the proposed training mentor,
  • Qualifications and characteristics of the institution in which the stipend programme will be conducted,
  • The nature of the proposed training plan and its plausibility,
  • The quality of letters of endorsement from the proposed mentor and from the home institution and from other professional references.

For further questions please contact Prof. F. Turjman:

For more information on the given Stroke Grants 2015 + 2016 please click here.



Stroke Grant Information [PDF - 462kB]