International Society of Hypertension

ISH Awards Announced

New Awards Supported by the ISH Mentoring and Training Committee and the ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee Announced.

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Mentoring and Training Committee, in collaboration with the Women in Hypertension Research Committee are excited to launch two new awards to support investigators with young families and early career investigators in under developed or developing countries in their attendance at the 2020 ISH Scientific Meeting in Glasgow. 

ISH Developing Countries Travel Award

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) supports the efforts of its junior members located in under developed or developing countries. The Mentoring and Training Committee (MTC) encourages early career investigators from these countries to submit applications to attend the ISH Meeting, Glasgow, May 2020. The developing countries travel award will be presented to up to two qualified early career investigators from developing countries (countries outside of North America, Western Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, and New Zealand) who will present abstracts at the ISH Meeting, 2020. These awards encourage new investigators from developing countries to undertake or continue hypertension research, to participate in the conference, and to meet with their ISH-appointed mentors.

 Award:

  • $2000

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates may be undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or residents, or have a faculty rank no higher than assistant professor (or equivalent) and must have held this position no more than four years as of the application date.
  • First author abstract submitted to the meeting. Only abstracts selected for presentation at the ISH Meeting 2020 will be eligible for consideration for this travel award.
  • Member of ISH.
  • Be from a country outside North America, Western Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, and New Zealand.

 How to apply/required documents:

  • Summary of research activities and professional experience (≤ 0.5 page).
  • List of research achievements (≤ 1 page).
  • Personal statement justifying how the opportunity to come to the ISH 2020 would enhance their career (≤ 1 page).
  • Statement of willingness to be paired with an ISH mentor and meet the mentor in Glasgow. Develop a mentorship plan that includes strategies to foster mentorship training and possible mentor-mentee goals (≤ 1 page).
  • Letter by the applicant’s supervisor confirming that:
  1. The applicant is an early career investigator (as defined in the eligibility criteria) in his or her laboratory.
  2. The applicant is committed to hypertension research, now and in the future.
  3. The research group would like financial assistance in order to help the applicant attend the meeting (but it is not an absolute necessity).
  • Post- ISH/ESH/BIHS Meeting 2020, awardees will be required to submit a ≤ 1 page report on their experience at the conference and their meeting with their ISH-appointed mentor.

 Evaluation criteria:

Applications will be judged on:

  • Commitment to hypertension research
  • Willingness to participate in ISH-MTC events and has clear strategies to foster scientific relationships
  • Financial need
  • Scientific ranking of the candidate’s abstract

 Deadline:                                                                                                         

The deadline for abstract and application materials submission is March 15th, 2020.

 Submission/Questions:

Please contact the ISH Secretariat:

 

ISH New Parents in Hypertension Travel Award

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) recognizes the challenges of attending an international conference with a young family. As work-life balance is an important aspect of the career development of our early- and mid-career investigators, the Mentoring and Training Committee (MTC) in conjunction with the Women in Hypertension Research Committee encourages applications of new parents to the Women in Hypertension Travel Award in order to help their attendance to the ISH Meeting in Glasgow 2020. The award will be presented up to 3 eligible early- or mid-career investigators that are current members of the ISH and demonstrate proved need of such aid. The grant can be used to support local child care, a babysitter or to bring someone else with you to look after your child/children.  

Award:

  • $1000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates may be undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows (up to 10 years post-PhD), or residents, or have a faculty rank no higher than assistant professor (or equivalent) and must have held this position no more than four years as of the application date.
  • First author abstract submitted to the meeting. Only abstracts selected for presentation at the ISH Meeting 2020 will be eligible for consideration for this travel award.
  • Current member of the ISH.
  • Candidates must show evidence of being the primary carer of a child up to 5 years of age.
  • Female and male applicants are welcome.

How to apply/required documents:

  • Summary of how the travel award will be used to allow their participation in the conference and a statement of the child(ren) age(s) and that the applicant is the primary carer (1 page).
  • Short CV (≤ 2 pages).
  • List of research achievements (≤ 1 page).
  • Personal statement justifying how the opportunity to come to the ISH 2020 would enhance their career (≤ 1 page).
  • Letter by the applicant’s supervisor confirming that:
  1. The applicant is an early- or mid-career investigator (as defined in the eligibility criteria) in his or her laboratory.
  2. The applicant is committed to hypertension research, now and in the future.
  • Post- ISH/ESH/BIHS Meeting 2020, awardees will be required to submit a ≤ 1 page report on their experience at the conference.

Evaluation criteria:

Applications will be judged on:

  • Commitment to hypertension research
  • Financial need
  • Scientific ranking of the candidate’s abstract

Deadline:                                                                                                         

The deadline for the application is March 15th, 2020.

Submission/Questions:

Please contact the ISH Secretariat:

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