Every 2 years, the SSH awards a research grant to support Swiss clinical and experimental research in the field of hypertension and associated complications.
The conditions under which candidates may apply for and be assigned a SSH research grant are the following:
Young Swiss graduates/scientists (MD or PhD), who are committed to research in hypertension.
Type of award
The award is designed to support a research project conducted in Switzerland or in an international institute by Swiss candidates. The research grant will be awarded to a candidate with a well-documented research project in the field of hypertension and associated complications (cerebral, cardiac, renal, vascular, metabolic…) to be conducted in an institution, where clinical or research training in hypertension or cardiovascular diseases is available to research fellows under qualified supervision.
Selection of candidates
Selection of the candidates will be based on the scientific quality of their research project and supporting supervision, and will be determined by the review board of the Council of the Swiss Society of Hypertension.
Applications must be made by the researcher him-/herself with a letter of support from her/his current mentor. In principle, one research grant will be allocated to a single candidate in a given year. However, the review board may decide to share the prize among two or more candidates. No candidate may receive the grant more than once. The same research project can receive only one award.
The candidate must be supported by a mentor, who will be responsible for guiding the candidate during the research project. All grants are awarded with the understanding that the mentor will accept full responsibility for the research programme, its supervision, and the completion and submission of the formal reports.
The following documents have to be included in the application:
1 A complete updated, signed CV of the candidate.
2 A signed updated CV of the mentor.
3 A well-structured research project (see below).
4 A letter of support from the mentor, indicating the conditions made available for the candidate to realise her/his research project.
5 Where applicable, a certificate attesting to the ability of the researcher to conduct clinical (GCP) or animal studies.
6 If already available, the acceptance of the ethics committee, or of the veterinarian authorities in the case of experiments involving animals.
Template of the application
The research project (5 pages max., including references, 1 page summary and budget) should include the following items:
1 A summary of 1 page.
2 The specific aims: briefly state the major goals of the project.
3 The current state of research: brief description.
4 Study design and description of inclusion/exclusion criteria for human studies, or models for experimental studies.
5 Methodology (including statistical plan and power of the study).
6 Anticipated results and their significance: describe the significance for the discipline and prospects for future research.
7 A description of the facilities and personnel to be involved.
8 A budget for the use of the grant.
NB: Font size for the text: 11 pts, for the references: 10 pts. Max. references: 25.
The documents must be sent to:
Swiss Society of Hypertension
Tel. +41 (0)31 388 80 78 (Mon, Wed and Thu)
Fax +41 (0)31 388 80 79
Deadline: applications must be received at the SSH office no later than 31 December 2018. Awardees will be informed in spring of the following year. The grant awardee will be invited to present his/her project at the Annual Assembly of the Swiss Society of Hypertension, usually held during the Annual Spring Meeting of the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine.
The amount of CHF 25 000 will be payed to the awardee in two installments (each 50%), the second one after submission of an intermediary report. The entire amount must be used for the awardeed research project. No overhead will be payed.
Please find the entire announcement as well as the application form for the Research Grant at our website under http://www.swisshypertension.ch/public/grants_research/grants_research_english.html.
Société Suisse d’Hypertension
Società Svizzera d’Ipertensione
Swiss Society of Hypertension
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