The International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) is pleased to open a call for applications for ICCPR CRFC scholarships to support healthcare providers and trainees from low- and-middle income countries (LMICs). The scholarship would cover the entire application fee.
The scholarships are funded by SOLVE-CHD National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Synergy Grant led by Professor Julie Redfern.
ABOUT ICCPR CRFC:
The goal of the ICCPR CRFC program is to augment capacity for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) delivery around the globe. This course educates individuals on how to deliver all the core CR components, in accordance with ICCPR’s consensus statement on CR delivery in low-resource settings. The aim is to recognize healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines who have achieved competence in the foundations of CR delivery and are committed to the basic CR practice standards espoused in the component modules. You can find more details about CRFC here.
Please note: for CR programs aiming to become ICCPR certified, one team member must have earned the CRFC designation. Therefore, this is an excellent opportunity to meet this requirement. Find more information about ICCPR's Program Certification here.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be: (1) a healthcare provider living in a LMIC (see which countries are categorized as LMI here), (2) practicing as a licensed CR clinician or be a formal trainee/student intending to work in this setting, and (3) follow the selection criteria below.
Please note: to enroll in the certification course, applicants require a minimum education of 12 years (i.e., high school or equivalent) and 500 hours experience (includes volunteering) in the healthcare field.
SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION PROCESS:
Based on the following criteria, 20 applicants will be funded:
Criteria 1: Proof of working in CR or training in a discipline represented in CR (and number of hours experience), with specification of institution (include website).
Criteria 2: Proof of working and / or training in a LMIC.
Criteria 3: Proof of affiliation with an ICCPR member or friend (see list here), or if in a country that is not yet affiliated with ICCPR, remit a completed association or friend nomination form, available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criteria 4: Provide a 100-word justification or 2-minute video that can be uploaded to YouTube on how the course will benefit you and your context.
HOW TO APPLY:
Click Register, type your email address and you will be directed to the registration page where you will complete the submission form. Before applying to this opportunity take the time to assemble the supporting material required of you (e.g., supporting letter and draft the written responses some questions require).
ICCPR’s CRFC Scholarship Program open for applications: March 24th, 2022.
Deadline for applications: May 29th, 2022.
Decisions regarding scholarship recipients will be announced on June 23rd, 2022.
Recipients must enroll in the CRFC within 3 months of award, and have a maximum of 6 months to take the test.
Recipients must still pass the multiple-choice exam as per the guidelines on the CRFC website to earn the CRFC designation. Those who do not earn 70% will still be required to pay the $50 USD re-attempt fee.
Those who pass the test agree to have their photo, and statement of justification or video provided at time of application shared on ICCPR’s website and social media platforms.
Recipients agree to include the CRFC designation in their email auto-signature, resumes etc., and to recommend the CRFC to others in their networks.
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