Fellowship opportunities from HRUK and VCACC

Fellowship opportunities from HRUK and VCACC

New fellowship schemes are now open for applications! The closing date for applications for the BCS/HRUK schemes are 1 November, and 23 September for the VCACC scheme.

BCS-Heart Research UK clinical fellowship scheme - available to BCS members only

The BCS has formed a new partnership with Heart Research UK, a leading charity which invests in life-saving medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease, as well as supporting ground-breaking training and education, to create a fellowship scheme.

The BCS-Heart Research UK clinical fellowship scheme offers the potential for clinical top-up training, allowing candidates across the NHS workforce to gain new clinical skills or experience in a global centre of excellence.

The fellowship application process will be open to trainee and consultant cardiologists, cardiology nurse specialists, cath-lab staff, physiologists, scientists and other AHP groups (all applicants must be fully paid-up ordinary members or joint members of the BCS). There will be three fellowship awards available under this scheme - please follow the links to apply.

  1. Fellowship One: An individual clinical placement for up to 3 months to a global centre of excellence for a senior trainee or consultant cardiologist. Maximum award £30,000.
  2. Fellowship Two: Two awards; team placements for up to six members of each team (composition can be any NHS employees in the cardiovascular workforce) for one week to observe a specific pathway of care or specific procedure for which there are plans for adoption back in the UK host centre. Maximum award value per team £15,000.
  3. Fellowship Three: An individual clinical placement for an AHP (eg nurse specialist, technologist, clinical scientist) for up to 1 month to a centre of excellence to learn new practical skills or pathways of care, for which there are plans for adoption back in the UK host centre. Maximum award £15,000.

These three fellowships, funded by HRUK, offer a fantastic training opportunity to NHS staff who are BCS members and who want to innovate and drive quality improvement programmes in their host organisations. This is a BCS membership benefit, open to fully paid-up ordinary members or joint members of the BCS.

Virginia Chapter of the ACC Centennial Ambassadors - available to BCS members only

The Virginia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (VCACC) has kindly offered the BCS a new fellowship programme, in recognition of our centenary year and the enduring close partnership and friendship between our two organisations.

The VCACC has created a fellowship program called the Centennial Ambassadors. This program will support four current trainees or early career cardiologists from the UK (out of training for less than seven years) who will visit, learn, and experience the American healthcare landscape, an imaging rotation (MRI, CT and Echo), and their CV community.

This will be a two-centre programme in Charlottesville and Washington DC, finishing off with attendance at their Mid-Atlantic Capitol Cardiology Symposium (MACCS). Fully funded by the VCACC, the dates are fixed (13-20 November 2022). This is a BCS membership benefit, open to fully paid-up ordinary members or joint members of the BCS.

Centennial Ambassador application form