How to apply

The CRTH 2025 call for applications are open.
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Download the Signature letter template. Fill in the template and get it duly signed for upload into the online application platform.
Access the EHA Portal at and register yourself by clicking on the ‘Create an Account’ button.  Should you be the recipient of an EHA Research Grant in the past 5 years or have applied for any other EHA opportunity through the EHA portal , you already have an account that you can access, either by logging in using your existing credentials or by selecting ‘Reset or Create Password’ if you do not have your login details. Be sure to use the email address that EHA has on file. If you encounter any issues, please contact 

Please keep in mind that once you register, it may take up to two business days before your registration is processed and you are given access to the system. Registrations are approved Monday to Friday between 8:00 -18:00 hrs Amsterdam time. You are advised to plan accordingly as delays occasioned by late registration will not exempt you from the deadline. 

Your application will be evaluated by the CRTH Committee, which is also responsible for the final selection of the scholars. 

For your application to be reviewed, you will to complete all sections in the EHA Portal and upload the following documents: 

  • Signed “Signature letter for application for CRTH” according to template (download here
  •  Support letter from your supervisor, on official institute letterhead and duly signed. The letter should include the following
    • Description of the applicant’s abilities and likelihood to succeed in pursuing an academic career in clinical research
    • An indication of why/how CRTH will be beneficial to the applicant.   
    • Supervision plan outlining the support provided to the applicant during the CRTH award year.
    • Statement of commitment to providing a productive environment for the applicant to pursue the project.
  • Applicant can upload a research design flowchart in case of a complex design.

In the EHA Portal, you will need to complete the following sections:  

In the online application form, you will fill in the following:  

1. CV Information including: 

  • Publications 
  • Education and Employment  
  • Other experience and professional memberships 

2. Clinical Research Profile including 

  • Learning goals 
  • Motivation  
  • Details of the top five (5) trials you have been involved in (if any) 

3. Clinical Trial Project Proposal 

  • Your proposal should be clear and concise (think abstract), and all questions (as outlined in the online template) should be answered. 
  • If you get selected for CRTH, this is the project you will be working on with the faculty, therefore: 
    • Ensure the trial idea is yours, not that of your mentor/supervisor/head of department. 
    • Do not submit a trial idea that is already underway and cannot be changed. You should be able to implement any changes you decide to make in the trial design during your participation in CRTH. 
    • You are presumed to be the primary clinical investigator, so fill in the form accordingly 
  • Information to be filled includes: 
    • Title of your project 
    • A summary of the background & justification for the research 
    • Trial/ research design, including: 
      • Design 
      • Main Eligibility criteria 
      • Control arm 
      • Summary of treatments  
      • Endpoints 
      • Sample size 
      • Feasibility  
      • Potential challenges 
      • Potential impact 
  • Infrastructure of your institute (as guided by the questions in the template)


Application CRTH 2025
Deadline: August 30, 2024 (15:00 CEST)

November 2024

Good luck with your application! Questions can be directed to