Mortara Fellowships

Applications are invited for a Mortara Fellowship to enable individuals to participate in the Computing in Cardiology meeting to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from September 7th-10th, 2014. These Fellowships have kindly been made available by Mortara Instrument, Inc. Each Fellowship is intended to offset up to $2000 of the cost of attending CinC. Up to five Fellowships may be awarded annually to successful applicants who are 32 years old or younger, who do not reside in the region of this year's conference, who have previously presented their work at CinC, who submit acceptable papers on the topics of ECG or Patient Monitoring, and who do not have adequate funding to attend CinC. Applicants for a Fellowship may also enter the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award competition.

If you are interested in applying for a Mortara Fellowship, please read the following conditions very carefully and ensure that you submit all the required information as proof of eligibility. On the submission form, the topic that you designate for your 4-page paper and accompanying conference program abstract must be either Patient Monitoring or ECG; any of the ECG sub-topics is acceptable, e.g., signal processing, mathematical modelling, or diagnostic ECG.

The full set of requirements is as follows::

  1. You must be 32 years old or younger on the deadline for submission (15 April).
  2. You may not be a resident of the region in which this year's conference will take place. In 2014, residents of the USA and Canada are ineligible, but residents of all other countries are eligible.
  3. You must submit a 4 page paper on the topics of ECG or Patient Monitoring, in the proper format (see Information for Authors for details). Examples can be read in previous annual proceedings of Computing in Cardiology.
  4. You must submit a separate conference program abstract describing the work presented in your paper, for distribution to reviewers and (if it is accepted) conference attendees.
  5. You must submit proof of eligibility, consisting of:
    1. a statement confirming your date of birth, country of residence, and that you have previously attended Computing in Cardiology and have presented at least once (give the year and title of your most recent CinC presentation);
    2. a statement confirming that you have inadequate resources to support participation in CinC this year, and outlining the amount of funding required to assist your participation in the meeting, including travel costs in particular;
    3. a letter on your departmental stationery, signed by your supervisor, confirming the above points and adding any other supporting comments;
    4. a brief CV of no more than 2 pages.
    Your proof of eligibility must include all four of these items. Scan your supervisor's letter and collect this supporting information into a PDF file (if possible, other formats are acceptable otherwise; make sure that your documents are legible in whatever format you use). If you are also applying as a Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award candidate, consolidate all of the supporting information for both programs into a single proof of eligibility file.
  6. Upload your 4 page paper, your separate conference program abstract, and your proof of eligibility to the CinC abstract and paper collection site, using the YIA submission page according to the instructions found there. Be sure to mark the appropriate box on the YIA submission page to indicate that you wish to be considered for a Mortara Fellowship and/or the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award.
  7. Proof of eligibility is mandatory and submissions without a proof of eligibility will not be considered. Submissions by email or postal mail will not be considered.