EPI Minority Travel Grant

Updated:Jun 24,2015

Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention

The American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention is offering a travel grant to minority early career investigators and students to attend the  Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions.  Increased minority participation at AHA scientific conferences is vital to the AHA and the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention's efforts to address cardiovascular-related health disparities.

Award Information

Awards will be issued based on the eligibility criteria below:

  1. The candidate must be a minority by the standard NIH definition: He or she belongs to a minority group underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral science careers, based on their minority group's representation in the total population. This includes American Indians (including Alaskan Natives, Eskimos and Aleutians), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Hispanics.  Other candidates considered a minority are those from medically underserved populations with low socio-economic status and those living in rural areas to include whites.
  2. The candidate must hold an academic (or equivalent) rank below associate professor (e.g., assistant professors, instructors, postdocs, fellows and students). 
  3. The candidate must be conducting epidemiology research in the field of cardiovascular disease.


All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System from July 8, 2015 at 8 a.m. (Central time) through Oct. 14, 2015 5 pm (Central time).


Awards: council.awards@heart.org

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Abstract Submission: program.participant@heart.org

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EPI Lifestyle Scientific Sessions

EPI/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions

EPI/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions
(formerly EPI/NPAM)

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
March 1 - 4, 2016