Particularly aimed at stimulating high-impact biomedical research in Catalonia, the Daniel Bravo Andreu Private Foundation has opened the call for applications for short stays abroad to conduct cardiovascular research.
In addition to basic and clinical research, this year the Daniel Bravo Grants will focus special attention on cardiovascular imaging and non-invasive diagnostic techniques.
When assessing and selecting the proposals, consideration will be given to whether the impact expectations are reasonable and relevant for the researchers and their research groups. In this regard, three broad areas of impact have been defined:
Academic impact. This refers to producing knowledge that will be published in high-impact journals and/or will generate capacity for future research by providing the home institutions with direction, priorities or skills.
Clinical impact. Refers to producing knowledge that can influence clinical practice guides and/or improve medical and healthcare practice at the local level.
Social impact. Refers to producing knowledge that can influence public health policies and/or offer benefits for healthcare systems, such as enhancing efficiency or maximising resources.
As in previous years, the Daniel Bravo Andreu Private Foundation will award three grants to researchers (in possession of a doctorate, bachelor’s degree or equivalent) who carry out their activity in Catalonia and who wish to make short stays at leading centres in their field in North America or Europe.
The call will be open from 31 January to 15 March 2018, and the stay will begin between 1 May and 31 December 2018. In order to apply please introduce your proposal in the following online form.
Each grant comes with a €3,000 gross monthly allowance, in addition to travel expenses. Grant recipients will use this amount to pay for their stay, medical insurance and living expenses during the grant period (from one to nine months).