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.
Applications period: 8 November 2017 - 19 January 2018
Applications for 2018 will open on 8 November 2017 and close on 19 January 2018
This award is for CCNAP members who are interested in receiving expert advice on their career development and future research.
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Congratulations to the 2017 winner: Dr Signe Stelling Risom.
Dr Stelling Risom collected her award at the closing cereminy of EuroHeartCare on 20 May 2017.
"I was the winner of the Post-Doctoral Mentorship Award 2017 and I have just finished my 2 week stay with my mentor, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, at the New York University in the USA. The stay has given me the opportunity to learn a lot from my mentor. We have spent time working on an article using Mixed Methods in which she is an expert. The article is in the area of evaluating a rehabilitation programme for patients treated for atrial fibrillation and I hope to be able to submit the article this fall.
The visit gave me the chance to discuss my research in general with my mentor and other colleagues in her institution. This has inspired me to also work on a future research protocol during my stay. Moreover, I have learned many new things about the American nursing education and research system. Altogether, the stay has given me inspiration and energy to move on with my work – and opened the door for me to contact my mentor in the future."
"The Post-doctoral Mentorship Award is a great opportunity for new researchers in cardiovascular care to get invaluable support from an experienced mentor. I was very pleased that Prof. Felicity Astin from the University of Huddersfield agreed to become my mentor. We have a shared interest in cardiovascular research and nursing education. The funds received from the Post-doctoral Mentorship Award gave me the opportunity to visit my mentor for two weeks in September 2016. We started to conduct a systematic review of qualitative studies together with colleagues from the University of Huddersfield.
During my visit, I had the opportunity to give a seminar about the results of my doctoral thesis and we discussed the results with other academics. My mentor facilitated several opportunities to get in contact and exchange with other academics at the University and at a national conference. Her mentorship provides me with support and guidance in conducting a meta-ethnography and writing a systematic review. I am thankful that the mentorship will continue after my visit and we will build up a research collaboration between the Universities of Huddersfield and Lübeck.
It is very valuable to have a mentor like Felicity because she encourages me to continue my professional carreer, she supports me to make progress and reminds me to find a balance between work and life.
Thanks to my mentor Felicity Astin and the CCNAP for this opportunity!"
The Council puts at your disposal a new tool to help you find a mentor. The CCNAP e-form "Support to find a Mentor" aims to help facilitate contact between the young researcher and a mentor for advice or maybe a future collaboration.
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