Educational travel grant

The aim of the grant is to allow the applicant, over a short period of time, to look at a particular technique or research project in a European institution. A special committee of the Society will assess each application in a rapid and simple manner and the member of Council for the country of the applicant will be asked to confirm the applicant’s standing. The amount of each grant will be limited in order to allow as many grants as possible to be approved. Amount of the grant will be communicated shortly.

The applicant must be European, a trainee member or a full member aged no more than 40 years at the 31st December of the preceding year.

Application should cover applicant only. The Society does not support the additional travel cost of family.

The second round of applications is now open! Click here to complete the grant application form.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Monday, 5 November 2018

Annual Meeting Travel Grants for non-European Members – Applications are now closed

ESVS offers Annual Meeting Travel Grants to allow ESVS members from outside Europe to attend the ESVS Annual Meeting in Valencia, 25-28 September 2018.
This year ESVS has provided funds for 9 Annual Meeting Travel Grants of €1000 each.
Applicants whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the 2018 ESVS Annual Meeting will be considered first.

The aim is to provide funding to those who would not otherwise be able to attend the ESVS Annual Meeting as they do not have other sources of support.

Scope and grants available
The grants are provided to support transport and accommodation costs to the ESVS Annual Meeting only. Grants are limited to €1000 per applicant. Only one grant per abstract accepted/presented will be provided, i.e. for presentations or posters with multiple authors, only the presenting author will be supported. If an author has more than one accepted abstract, the grant will be forwarded only once. All travel grants will be paid to recipients after they have attended the meeting- payments will not be made prior to travel or on site.

Travel Grant Selection Committee The applications will be evaluated by a selection committee.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an abstract submitted for presentation at ESVS Annual Meeting
  • Not have any other financial support for travel and accommodation
  • Be the first author and the presenter of the abstract

How to apply
The applicants must complete the following documents:

  • An application form online (applications are now closed)
  • A letter of recommendation from their employer or supervisor, supporting their application and stating that they will not obtain sponsorship for this conference from any other source
  • The abstract submitted to the ESVS Annual Meeting
  • A copy of the abstract submission confirmation email from ESVS Annual Meeting

Only applications with all required documents will be considered.

The ESVS Annual Meeting Abstract Revision Committee notes that abstract selection will be made purely on the basis of scientific quality. The peer review is performed anonymously, in advance, and independently from the assignment of grants. Annual Meeting Travel Grants will be awarded only after the authors have been notified of the decision to accept an abstract in the meeting. However, in order to ensure transparency and to avoid any conflict of interest, all applicants must declare any conflict of interest relating to their presented work and the above organisations.

Participants receiving an ESVS Annual Meeting Travel Grant must provide a short (500 words) account of their experience at ESVS Annual Meeting, which may be used in the ESVS newsletters and ESVS website to publicise the work of ESVS.

Application should cover applicant only. The Society does not support the additional travel cost of family.

Research grant

The ESVS Research Grant facilitates research projects conducted by young European vascular surgeons. The amount of each grant will be limited in order to allow as many grants as possible to be approved and to help the maximum number of young surgeons. Allocation of the grants will be decided ultimately by the Scientific Committee set up to consider the merits of each application.

The results of the work for which the grant is given must be submitted for publication in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, previous submissions for publications in other media will not be accepted. A letter confirming this intent must be part of the grant application.

The applicant must be European, a trainee member or a full member and aged no more than 40 years.

Applications are now closed. There will be no Research Grant in 2018.

Application should cover applicant only. The Society does not support the additional travel cost of family.

Grant Reports

Annual Meeting Travel Grant


Akiko Tanaka, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth: ESVS report_Tanaka Akiko

Charith Galappaththy, National hospital of Sri Lanka: ESVS report_Charith Galappaththy

CPS Sravan, Jain Institute of Vascular Sciences: ESVS report_CPS Sravan

Gautamn Sarwal, University of British Columbia: ESVS report_Gautamn Sarwal

Jin Hyun Joh, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong: ESVS report_ Jin Hyun Joh

Lenny Suryani Safri, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia: ESVS report_Lenny Suryani Safri

Maysam Shehab, Carmel medical center: ESVS report_Maysam Shehab

Sandeep Raj Pandey, Annapurna Hospital: ESVS report_Sandeep RAJ Pandey

Windsor Ting, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: ESVS report_Ting Windsor

Educational Travel Grant


Albert Busch: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Vascular Surgery Department at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden

Oleksiy Gudz: Educational Travel Grant to visit United Kingdom:ESVS report_Oleksiy Gudz

Marina Hebberecht López: Educational Travel Grant to visit the department of Vascular Surgery from the Univseristy Hospital of Bern, Switzerland

Gergana Todorova Taneva Zaryanova: Educational Travel Grant to visit the St. Franziskus Hospital in Munster, Germany: ESVS report_Gergana T. Taneva

Stefano Ancetti: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Hamburg Vascular Surgery Department, Germany

Pablo Marqués de Marino: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Department of Vascular Surgery of Klinikum Süd Nürnberg, Germany


Goncalo Sousa: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany

Hector de Beaufort: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, Italy. ESVS report_Hector de Beaufort

Eeva-Liisa Rätsep: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Skane University Hospital, Sweden

Ana-Maria Vrancianu: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany. ESVS report_Ana-Maria Vrancianu


Arnoud Kamman: Educational Travel Grant to visit University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. ESVS report AV Kamman

Foeke Nauta: Educational Travel Grant


Dr Egan Kalmykov: Educational Travel Grant to visit University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Dr Patrick Björkman: Educational Travel Grant to visit The Vascular Clinic in Malmö, Sweden


Dr Tiia Kukkonen: Educational Travel Grant to visit University Hospital of Strasburg, France. ESVS Travel Grant report T. Kukkonen

Dr Triantafillos Giannakopoulos: Educational Travel Grant to visit Klinikum Nurnberg, Germany

Dr Cagdas Ünlü: Educational Travel Grant to visit St. Georges Hospital, London

Dr Said Abisi: Educational Travel Grant to visit Malmö, Sweden. ESVS Report_Said Abisi

Research Grant


Roman Kalinin, Russia
Impact of intrinsic coagulation pathway factors activity and hemostatic markers of endothelial dysfunction on thrombotic complications in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease


Jaak Kals, Estonia
Functional and metaboliomic phenotyping of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with peripheralarterial disease.

Rebekah Yu
Characterisation of skeletal muscle stem cells in patients with critical limb ischaema.


Regula von Allmen Odstrcilik, Switzerland
Salvage of ischaemic peripheral muscle from reperfusion injury by fibre-targeted overexpression of focal adhesion kinase: Validating an emerging concept of post ischaemia conditioning.


Debra Chong
Nanofabrication to produce an ‘intelligent’ nanocomposite synthetic vascular graft