Young/New Investigators

The ISSHP is dedicated to the advancement of clinical and basic science research in preeclampsia and hypertension in pregnancy. A major goal of the society is to encourage and mentor young / new investigators in the field.

Young investigators are encouraged to submit abstracts and are eligible for Awards noted below:

Young Investigator Travel Awards – sponsored by the ISSHP

To encourage promising young researchers, the ISSHP offers Young Investigator Travel Awards. Usually up to 30 Awards are given to young investigators selected from applicants who submit an abstract.

An MD or PhD candidate or recent graduate (within the last 4 years). The primary contribution to the research was performed in the past 4 years. Will be first author / presenter of the abstract if accepted for presentation. Will be 34 years or younger at the congress.

One has to be an MD and/or PhD student. Researchers at the post-doctoral level who received their PhD degree recently (within last 3 years) can also apply. A letter of confirmation from your senior investigator or program director will be required and can be electronically submitted to

Indicated desire to be considered for a travel award during the abstract submission process.

Criteria for evaluation:
The winners will be determined by the scientific merit and originality of the research. Winners will be notified shortly after acceptance of your abstract for presentation.

Preeclampsia Foundation Travel Grants – sponsored by the Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is pleased to announce the following awards:

Two $500 USD travel grants will be available for young investigators.
One $1,000 USD travel grant designated for an attendee from a Low and Middle Income Country will also be awarded.

These awards will be merit based and winners will be informed prior to the meeting by September 1, 2014, but will be formally presented at the World Congress.

Zuspan Awards – sponsored by the ISSHP

Two Awards of $1000 each will be given to the two young investigators who at the Congress are judged to have undertaken the most outstanding clinical work (one) and basic research (one) in relation to the study of Hypertension in Pregnancy.

The Awards are named 'Zuspan Awards from Perinatal Resources'. Frederick P. Zuspan is a distinguished founder Member of ISSHP and was President from 1982-1984.