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Candidates are asked to provide:
1,000 word (maximum) personal statement demonstrating:
- the candidate’s rationale for applying.
- prior experience working with local, regional, or national governments of non-governmental agencies to improve cardiovascular health.
- unique attributes that each candidate brings to the programme.
- demonstration of creativity, disruptive innovation or both to spark change.
- Current curriculum vitae, including membership in World Heart Federation member organization, if applicable.
- One published writing example (if multi-author publication, candidates should select an example where they are either first or last author).
- Letter(s) of support from local mentor and departmental head (joint letter acceptable), outlining support for participation in the programme.
- Two-minute (maximum) video presentation outlining why the candidate wants to participate in the Emerging Leaders programme.
Candidates will be evaluated by:
- Candidates must be able to communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
- Emerging leaders will generally be considered to be early- to mid-career applicants who have completed their training by June 2017. Applicants who have not completed their terminal training are not eligible.
- Demonstration of leadership abilities and skills, either through positions of leadership or examples of leadership during recent or current projects.
- Demonstration of written communication abilities and skills through a recently published manuscript or other scholarly article.
- Demonstration of productivity relevant to applicant’s particular field as demonstrated through peer reviewed publications, grants awarded, projects led and completed, or other field-specific metrics of productivity.
- Demonstration of creativity or potential for development, implementation, or dissemination of disruptive innovations that have previously demonstrated rapid uptake and implementation given improvements in outcomes, costs, or both.
- Conducive home eco-system, including local mentor and supportive local institution.
- Career goals aligned with focus area, namely evidence-based treatment and prevention, health system strengthening, implementation science, and knowledge transfer related to CVD.
- Demonstration of prior or current collaboration with or work in local, regional, or national governments/ministries of health or with health promotion agencies/NGOs preferred.
- Experience of translating knowledge into action in the field of CVD is an advantage
Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Leaders Programme, the application period for the 2016-2017 cohort opens on December 1st 2016. Applications will be accepted through to January 31st 2017. Announcement of 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders will take place in March 15th 2017. Apply now