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Post-Doctoral Mentorship Award

Developing the researchers of tomorrow in Cardiovascular Care

The Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is committed to mentoring new researchers and offering support for career development for professionals in Cardiovascular Care. The Post-Doctoral Mentorship Award will enable mentees to have dedicated time with their selected mentor, to meet new colleagues and be exposed to a different learning environment.

Please read the disclaimer on Personal Data Privacy before applying.

Who is this award for ?

This award is for CCNAP members planning to attend the EuroHeartCare 2015 congress and who are interested in receiving expert advice on their career development and future research.

Basic Rules 

  • One Post-Doctoral Mentorship Award is offered
  • The award amounts to 2,000 Euros
  • The funds are provided for travel and hotel accommodation for the successful candidate to visit a mentor in his/her academic/clinical institution for 2 days.
  • The mentee selects his/her mentor
  • The successful candidate must:
    • provide a short report on the outcome of their Mentorship Award
    • agree to present their report at EuroHeartCare 2016 (registration will be offered) 
    • be present at the EuroHeartCare 2015 Closing Ceremony.

 Criteria for eligibility

  • Candidates must be graduates within 7 years of their Doctoral Award
  • Candidates must be Members of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP). If you are not a member of CCNAP you can register for free here

To apply you will be invited to provide the following:

  • Details on your current achievements and experience in cardiovascular care and research
  • A maximum of three goals that you will use this award to achieve. These should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time limited.
  • How you plan to achieve these goals
  • An official letter from a mentor in cardiovascular care stating that:
    1. they have agreed to take on this role
    2. that they comply with the following:
      • they have a PhD with relevant post doctoral experience
      • they are employed in a clinical and/or academic setting within Europe
      • they agree to support the mentee with 2 days of placement in his / her Institution.

Mentors database

  • If you need help to find a mentor please see the attached file proposing a selection of 20 mentors that you can contact directly ( Mentors database)

Applications are accepted from 15 November 2014 to 4 January 2015

For any queries contact:

 Personal Data Privacy
The information collected is subject to a computerised process to record, evaluate and track your grant application. The recipients of the data are:
•    The staff in charge of processing Council grant applications and, where a grant is awarded, the staff in charge of paying the grant monies.
•    Persons to whom the request will be sent for review and evaluation.

In accordance with the law N°78-17 of January 6, 1978, amended in 2004, relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, you have a right to access and rectify information concerning you, which you can exercise by contacting:
Data Privacy - Customer Services
European Society of Cardiology
Les Templiers
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You can also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of data about you.