Fonds voor hartchirurgie
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Call for a thematic research project

Cardiovascular disease kills 7 times more women than breast cancer and many more women (56%) than men (46%). Biological differences are not the only ones involved: social representations related to the feminine or masculine gender affect the attitude of patients, the medical profession and researchers.
In research, considering the interaction between sex and gender makes it possible to formulate new hypotheses to understand pathologies and develop better strategies for prevention and treatment.

Field of the call for research project
Innovative cardiovascular research, whether clinical, fundamental or epidemiological, that takes into account the question of gender or the biological specificities of the female heart.

Terms of participation
The call for projects is open to researchers who are members of a university research laboratory.
The application file, written in English, must include:
• a presentation of the proposed research (3 pages maximum) and if necessary the approval of the Ethics Committee
• the references or possible publications to the assets of the researcher(s),
• a detailed budget (including VAT) underlying the project and specifying the other sources of funding,
• a brief curriculum vitae.

Selection criteria
Clarity and originality of the proposed research
Quality of the research environment
Expected benefits and prospects for further development

Support modalities

  • Either a doctoral scholarship of 35.000 € renewable maximum 3 x …
  • …or Financing of the expenses related to the research project


  • Deadline for sending the application to on September 14, 2018
  • Announcement of results Oktober 28, 2018

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Fonds voor Hartchirurgie
Tenbosstraat 11 - 1000 Brussel
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