Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) Top Ten Abstract Travel

Updated:Mar 16,2015

Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) 

The Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia is offering a travel grant to early career investigators and students who will be presenting research at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions. The award honors accomplished students and early career investigators while enabling them to be more involved in the AHA and Scientific Sessions.

Award Deadline:
April 22, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015   5:00 pm (Central) - Deadline Extended

Award Information ( Click on the sections below for more information) 

Application will be judged based on the scientific ranking of the candidate’s abstract and how it ranks against other applicants.  Abstract presenters for Scientific Sessions will be notified in mid-August.  Applicants for this award may submit their applications before presenter notifications are received.  However, only those who have abstracts accepted for presentation will ultimately be eligible to receive a travel grant.
Application Process:  Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required.  Application file should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  • Previously unpublished abstract in accordance with AHA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to Scientific Sessions. 
  • Original letter on electronic letterhead, signed by the candidate’s supervisor or an appropriate institutional officer, simply indicating the applicant’s status as a student, postdoctoral fellow, or faculty within five years of appointment.  No additional references are required.
  • All applicants for travel grants sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA/ASA at any level.
  • Applicant must be active in research and still be in training as an undergraduate or pre-doctoral student, or a fellow who has completed training only within the last four years; or be a Ph.D./M.D. in the first four years after faculty appointment.
  • Abstract must be submitted to the AHA Scientific Sessions in accordance with the AHA's rules and regulations for submitting abstracts.
  • Applicants must submit an abstract in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to the AHA Scientific Sessions to one of the categories primarily sponsored by the CVSA Council. 
  • Applicants may apply for a travel stipend multiple times with different abstracts, as long as the applicant is the presenting author on each abstract.  However, an applicant is eligible to receive only one travel stipend, even if multiple abstracts are accepted to Scientific Sessions.
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.

All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System. Applicants should apply as early as possible to allow time to address any submission issues. Applicants who need to join the AHA should do so as soon as possible to receive the membership number required for the application form.





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