International Society of Hypertension

ISH Funding for Mentors and Organisations to Train Research Scholars in Hypertension: DEADLINE 27 JULY 2016

There is a critical need to establish and support high quality training programs within low/middle 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.

PURPOSE:

There is a critical need to establish and support high quality training programs within low/middle 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.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?  

  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/middle income countries
  3. Mentors should be able to identify and attract suitable candidates for training from within their own low/middle income geographic region, although if needed ISH can provide help in finding eligible fellows for the training programme.
  4. Mentors should ideally be ISH members.

 

WHAT IS PROVIDED?  

  1. ISH grants for salary support to a maximum of U.S. $40,000 per year for a maximum of two years. 
  2. At least 75% of the funds must be used for salary support.  Funds not used to support salary can be used to fund research costs although this should not exceed 25% of the total award.
  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.

 

INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL SCHOLARS: 

The application for the fellowship support must come from established mentors in your region. 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.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR SCHOLARS:

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 an advanced degree in a relevant area of science or have appropriate clinical qualifications.

 

HOW TO APPLY:  

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. Describe 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 (just 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 secretariat@ish-world.com by no later than 27th July 2016.

After we have reviewed all letters of intent we will contact you with further information about your application.

 

 

 

 

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