Talent program

Within RECONNECT we have developed a strong talent program with regular PhD/postdoc meetings; networking sessions with (inter)national leading scientists, clinicians, patients and patient representatives; successful 2-day summer schools; a mentoring program; fellowships; and several RECONNECT courses/symposia, aimed at supporting, attracting and developing talent.

In three calls for Talent Program fellowships we awarded a total of 11 ‘out of the box grants’ and 2 CVON ‘crazy idea grants’ to talented PhDs and Post-Docs. The talent program has resulted in recruitment of talent and activities not only from within but also from outside the consortium, stimulating collaborations with new national partners as well as international collaborations and strengthening the link with other large research consortia, including CVON-DOSIS, CVON-PHAEDRA and Queen of Hearts. RECONNECT has financially contributed to enable the Annual Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting facilitating participation and networking for PhD students and post-docs and allowing them to present their work at the national level. In the past years several RECONNECT Talents have been awarded (inter)national grants related to the RECONNECT program. 

We will commit ourselves to the following talent development plans for the next 5 years:

Previous Talent activities

(details will follow)

  • Grant call 2017
  • Summer school 2017
  • Grant call 2018
  • Summer school 2018
  • Summer school 2019