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International Society of Hypertension

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ISH Awards & Prizes

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) promotes and encourages the advancement of scientific research and knowledge and of its application in all aspects of hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases. The Society offers a number of awards and lectureships at each Biennial Meeting.

A number of these awards are made possible by the specific and general support of our Corporate Members, emphasizing their shared vision for the advancement of knowledge and recognition of achievement. The Society is most grateful for this generous support.

ISH Research Scholar Fellowship Award

The ISH Research Scholar Fellowship Awards support the training of postdoctoral scientists in the formative stages of their careers to conduct clinical, epidemiology/population science, or outcomes research. They provide the successful candidate with a period of mentored research as part of a collaboration between the Scholar and a Sponsor at an established research institution. It is expected that this experience will prepare the Scholar to pursue a productive research career involving on-going collaboration with scientists from established institutions.

Eligibility for the Awards:

  • Scholar applicants must be from low income countries (please click here for a list of eligible countries)
  • Scholar applicants must have received a doctoral degree within the past 10 years
  • The proposed Sponsor must be a Member of the ISH and have demonstrated expertise and a high level of productivity in clinical research, epidemiology/population science research, or outcomes research and appropriate resources to fulfil the objectives of the training programme.
  • The Sponsor’s institution should have a well-established record of research that is appropriate for the part of the world from which the prospective Scholar hails and, preferably, conducted in that part of the world.

Financial Support:

The ISH will provide up to US $30,000 for one year of support of the Scholar’s salary and expenses under supervision by the Sponsor at the Sponsor’s institution. Applications that propose sharing the Scholar’s salary and expenses between the Sponsor’s institution and ISH Research Foundation are strongly encouraged.

The award may be renewed for one additional year for a maximum of 2 years support, contingent upon a satisfactory progress report for the first year and a suitable plan for the second year of training. The second year of training may be conducted either at the Sponsor’s institution or at the Scholar’s home institution if justified by the training plan and if collaboration between the Scholar and Sponsor continues. Successful applicants will not be permitted to reapply for the Research Scholar Fellowship after their two-year award.

Past Winners

  • Dr. Andre Pascal Kengne

    2009 Dr. Andre Pascal Kenge

  • The recipient of the first ISH Research Scholar Fellowship Award in 2009 was Dr. Andre Pascal Kenge. Dr. Kengne submitted his application on behalf of the Health of Population in Transition (HoPiT) research group (Cameroon), and the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care (Netherlands). Via Dr. Kengne’s research, these two Institutions partnered in a mutual effort to promote cardiovascular research and prevention in Cameroon and Sub-Saharan Africa where a growing burden of chronic and cardiovascular diseases has been observed, and where the resources and skills required to contain the burden are very limited.