This is the 9th symposium of the Rembrandt Institute of Cardiovascular Science (RICS) in which the research efforts on cardiovascular disease in Leiden (LUMC, LACDR) and Amsterdam (AMC, VUmc, Sanquin) are combined.
The painter Rembrandt, who was born in Leiden and spent much of his working life also in Amsterdam, symbolizes the collaboration between Leiden and Amsterdam.
The meeting aims to exchange current research ideas and initiate novel collaborations. Next to contributions from renowned key-note speakers active in (pre)clinical cardiovascular research, young cardiovascular investigators are encouraged to present their work. Highest scoring abstracts will be selected for short presentations and the best oral and poster presentations will be awarded a prize.
The program will follow.
When: 16 November 2018
Where: Leeuwenhorst Conference Center Noordwijkerhout
Deadline abstract submission: 14 September 2018 **extended to 21 September**
Deadline Rembrandt research grant: 17 September 2018, 23.00 hr
Rembrandt Research Grants 2018
In 2018 the Rembrandt Institute for Cardiovascular Science (RICS) will make one grant covering 2 PhD positions available in order to stimulate collaboration between cardiovascular researchers from the LUMC and AMC.
1. Who can apply?
In this 2018 round, investigators early in their career (‘VIDI’ level) are specifically encouraged to apply.
2. What should be the scientific focus of the applications?
This round is open to fundamental and translational cardiovascular research proposals in all fields. Please note that the application should clearly show that the proposed research represents a completely new line of collaborative investigation that can only be realized by working together within RICS.
3. What is the format of the application?
Use the Rembrandt Application 2018 form template or use the electronic version of this form (available upon request by sending a message to RICS@lumc.nl or RICS@amc.nl). Each grant proposal should consist of at least two interconnected PhD programs that are jointly supervised by at least two PIs.
4. What does the grant cover?
The grant covers the salary of the two requested PhD students over a period of 4 years and a yearly bench fee of € 7,500 per PhD student. Additional costs of each project will need to be covered by the hosting departments.
5. What is the deadline for submission?
Project proposals can be submitted by email to RICS@lumc.nl or RICS@amc.nl. The deadline of submission is Monday, September 17th 2018 at 23.00 hours.
6. How will the proposal be reviewed?
The scientific advisory board of RICS will review each proposal. Based on their recommendations the directors of RICS will make a priority listing of the projects, which will be submitted to the board of RICS. The board will decide to whom to award the grant.
7. When will the grants be awarded?
The final decision will be made in November 2018, and the recipients will be announced at the Rembrandt symposium which will be held on November 16th 2018 in Noordwijkerhout.
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