International Society of Hypertension

ISH Funding for Mentors and Organisations to Train Scholars in Hypertension Research

ISH offers awards to mentors in countries that have the expertise and resources to offer fellowship training in hypertension disciplines to young investigators.


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There is a critical need to establish and support high quality training programmes within low income countries that can enhance the early careers of researchers in the basic science, clinical and public health areas of hypertension. To help meet this need the Society is offering awards to mentors in these countries who have the expertise and resources to offer fellowship training in hypertension disciplines to young investigators.


  1. Applications are invited from established basic scientists, clinicians or public health experts with experience in mentoring early career scientists in hypertension research.  
  2. Mentors should be located in low income countries as listed in the online World Health Organization (WHO) HINARI Eligibility list Group A and Group B.
  3. Mentors should be able to identify and attract suitable candidates for training from within their own region, although if needed ISH can provide help in finding eligible fellows for the training programme.
  4. Mentors should be ISH members.
  5. Scholars do not need to be current ISH members. However, it is mandatory that scholars join the ISH if awarded and if they are not already Society members.


  1. ISH grants for salary support to a maximum of U.S. $20,000 per year for a maximum of two years.  
  2. Funds can be used to support salary and research costs.
  3. The host institution is expected to support the majority of the research and administrative costs including travel, computers, laboratory supplies and equipment needed for successful completion of the project.  
  4. The ISH grant will be provided to the hospital, university, institution or ISH mentor responsible for administering funds. The grant cannot be used for any purpose other than that outlined above.
  5. Scholars will be expected and provided with some funding to attend the biannual ISH meeting and present on their research during the award period.


The application for the fellowship support must come from established mentors in your country. However, if you believe you fit the profile described below you are encouraged to contact ISH by an email message briefly describing your qualifications. ISH will then arrange for contact between you and any available mentors in your region.


Candidates should be able to demonstrate an aptitude for research and be planning on careers encompassing research and teaching in hypertension. It is expected that they will have a Bachelors or postgraduate degree in a relevant area of science or have appropriate clinical qualifications. PhD students are eligible as scholars as long as this is well justified.


If you believe that you (and your institution or hospital) would be an appropriate mentor for this programme please send us a letter of intent (preferably one page, no more than two) stating briefly:

  1. Your name and title
  2. Description of your organization/ type of facility (e.g. laboratory/hospital /clinic/public health department)
  3. Your current geographical location
  4. Your field of interest in hypertension
  5. A very short summary (one or two sentences) of what you have in mind for a potential ISH Research Scholar project.   
  6. Whether you have already identified a potential scholar (or, if not, your expectation of attracting a qualified candidate in your own country or region)


This letter should be emailed to the ISH Secretariat at by no later than 15th Nov 2017.
After we have reviewed all letters of intent we will contact you with further information about your application.

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