Training Grant & Fellowship


Offered by the ML CTO Academy for a fellowship in a centre of excellence

The ML CTO Academy offers a training grant of 10,000€
for a clinical fellowship in interventional cardiology.

The next call for candidate application period will run
from May 1st to July 31st 2024.

The ML CTO Academy training grant provides an opportunity for clinical training in a country other than the applicant’s own. The grants are for fellows who have completed the major part of their interventional cardiology training, but have not yet obtained a post defined as ‘permanent’, ‘senior staff’, or ‘consultant’, and want to improve their skills and knowledge in complex interventional cardiology treatment.

The goal of this award is to help young candidates attain clinical competence and acquire experience in high-quality CTO PCI practice, which will enable them to contribute to the improvement of academic standards upon return to their own countries.

Call for candidates

How to apply

  1. Candidates can apply from May 1st to July 12th, 2024.
  2. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on “Grant Application Form”.

  • The candidate must be a member of the ML CTO Academy before applying (Become a member).
  • To apply, the candidate will be required to fill out the online application form, upload a CV in English (European format), and a motivational letter in French by July 31, 2024. It is highly recommended for the candidate to save all documents in PDF format before uploading.
  • Candidates should ideally be able to express themselves clearly and communicate spontaneously in French.
  • Online submission is mandatory; the candidate should note that neither email nor paper applications will be accepted.

Hosting Centre


The Hosting Centre for the ML CTO Academy Grant 2024 will be the ICPS – l’Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud (Massy, France). A reference hospital in the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, leader in interventional cardiology in France. The supervisor of the fellowship program will be Dr Thomas Hovasse, a CTO PCI expert, part of the ML CTO Scientific Committee.

    • Training may be undertaken for a period of 12 months.
    • The fellow can perform medical procedures and consultations in place of a practitioner if and only if he/she has:
      • Andorran citizenship.
      • Nationality of a State that is part of the European Community.
      • Nationality of a State that is part of an agreement on the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein).
      • Swiss nationality.
        He/she must also be registered on a roll of the Order of Physicians (article L.4111-1 of the Public Health Code)
    • The candidate selected must be able to present a complete expedient to prove residence and right to work under French legislation.
    • The physician responsible for the fellow must report the fellowship to his/her insurance.

The Grant

This fellowship will provide 10,000 euros (12 months) to supplement part of the salary of one fellow. If the period is shorter (6 months), it will be calculated pro rata.

  • The 50% (5,000€) will be granted at the beginning of the fellowship.
  • The remaining 50% (5,000€) will be granted at the end of the fellowship, after submitting a research paper.
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