Awards & Prizes

As part of the EACTS commitment to advancing education and research in cardio-thoracic surgery, the Association offers eight awards each year in recognition of training and research excellence. 

Award Field Application Deadline
Young Investigator Awards* Cardiac, Thoracic, Congenital 30th April 2014
C Walton Lillehei Young Investigator's Award* Cardiac 30th April 2014
Hans G Borst Award for Thoracic Aortic Surgery** Thoracic 30th April 2014
Alessandro Ricchi Transplant Services Foundation Award* Transplant 30th April 2014
EACTS/STS Award  Thoracic  30th April 2014
Francis Fontan Prize Cardiac (Cardiac, Cardio-Thoracic, Cardio-Vascular or Congenital) & Thoracic 10th May 2014
The Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Training Excellence Training 10th May 2014
Techno-College Innovation Award Technology 16th August 2014
EACTS/Ethicon Cardiovascular Simulation Award***  Training/Simulation 20th September 2014

* Age limit applies: 35 years  
** Age limit applies: 40 years
*** Residents/Trainees only


Application overview

All awards, except for the The Leonardo Da Vinci Award, are based on self-nomination and application. The Leonardo Da Vinci Award relies on trainees nominating their trainer. Application and/or nomination is via the EACTS User Area, unless otherwise stated on the award pages.

Where a covering letter is requested, this should be submitted to the EACTS Executive Secretariat by mail, fax or email.
EACTS Executive Secretariat
EACTS House, Madeira Walk
Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EU, UK
Fax + 44 (0)1753 620407

Award notification

Finalists and will be notified in writing by the EACTS Executive Secretariat.