EPI Early Career Travel Award

Updated:Jun 24,2015

Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention's Early Career Committee

AHA Scientific Council Travel Awards recognize promising and outstanding investigators in the early stages of their careers and provide travel assistance for trainees and early career investigators to participate in AHA scientific meetings.   

By providing travel support to early career investigators who wish to attend the Annual EPI/NPAM Conference, the EPI Early Career Travel Award honors outstanding new researchers, facilitates active participation in the annual meeting and highlights the benefits of ongoing membership in the AHA at the early career level.  These travel awards will be presented to candidates wishing to attend the Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions .

Award Information

  • All applicants for the EPI Early Career Travel Award must be members of the EPI Council at the time of application.  If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so no later than October 10 for your membership to be processed in time for the application submission deadline.  
  • Candidates must be individuals in clinical, research or educational training programs.
  • Candidates must also be at the early career stage (graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, or junior faculty up to Assistant Professor)
  • Submission of an abstract for the conference is preferred but not required.
  • Each recipient of AHA council-sponsored awards, regardless of award category, is eligible to receive only one council-sponsored award each year per AHA scientific meeting.  (For example, an Early Career Investigator Award finalist will not be eligible to receive a travel stipend for the same meeting.)
  • Winners are not eligible to receive a grant for the same award in subsequent years. 

All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on October 14, 2015.   Applicants should apply as early as possible before the deadline to allow time to address any submission issues.  Applicants needing to join the AHA should do so before Oct. 14  for the membership to be processed in time to receive the membership number required for the application form.


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