Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Program

Funding Agency:
Fondation Leducq

Leducq Foundation is an international grant-making organization comprised of the Fondation Leducq in Paris, the Leducq Foundation for Cardiovascular Research in Houston (a US-based 501(c)(3)) and the Leducq Corporation, in Boston, MA, which provides administrative services to the grant-making entities, dedicated to improving human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. In support of this mission the Leducq Foundation has created the Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Research Program, which promotes internationally collaborative basic, translational, and clinical research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. The principal aim of this program is to foster outstanding and innovative scientific research by bringing together international teams of researchers with complementary expertise and resources to work together on a common thematic problem. The proposals should aim to generate new knowledge with the potential to advance the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular and/or neurovascular disease. Early career investigators play a vital role in these networks, which provide an excellent context for training and career development in cardiovascular and neurovascular research.

In the 2020-2021 application cycle, the Leducq Foundation will award four Transatlantic Network of Excellence grants, each for an amount not to exceed U.S. $7,000,000 over five years.

Due date for letters of intent: Sep. 3, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Participants in a Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Network of Excellence Program must have expertise in cardiovascular, neurovascular disease, or a related field, and must be affiliated with an academic research center. The North American Coordinator must be based geographically in North America, and the European Coordinator in Europe. In the consideration of whether a country is or is not a part of Europe or North America, conventional geographic boundaries will apply. Accordingly, for example, researchers from Israel or Australia cannot serve as a network coordinator at this time. With the exception of the geographic location requirements of the coordinators, member participation in the Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program is now open to investigators worldwide. Inclusion in a Leducq Transatlantic Network is contingent upon the commitment of the participant’s affiliated academic institution to abide by the financial and intellectual property provisions, and the reporting requirements, found in the Leducq Foundation Research Agreement, a summary of which is available on the foundation’s website, Summary of Material Terms.



Funding Type





International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 3, 2020