To secure continuity in high quality and innovative research, the Dutch CardioVascular Alliance (DCVA) invests in identifying and nurturing the most talented cardiovascular researchers, which will become the leaders of the future in national and international research consortia, or have a strategic position in a non-academic sector.
The alliance aims to strengthen the funding landscape, by initiating grants to fill gaps in the current offering from junior to senior scientist. These grants enable new initiatives and foster collaboration. In addition to funding, scientists need to develop a set of ‘soft skills' that enable them to become future leaders within the cardiovascular landscape. The alliance will design an education program to develop leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills as well as workshops, masterclasses and events to stimulate the development of ‘soft skills'. Outlined below you will find our structure for collaboration and initiatives as well as activities initiated for talented researchers in the cardiovascular field.
Specifically, we will focus on three area's: