CVDY Early Career Investigator Award

Updated:Dec 30,2013
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young

Applications will be open April 7 - June 11, 2014 at 9:00 am CDT.

Young Investigator imageThe Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) Early Investigator Award recognizes early career investigators who are performing high quality research in the field of pediatric cardiovascular disease. The CVDY Council values developing lasting relationships with clinician scientists who will influence the field and support the Council for years to come.   Early career investigators who are submitting research for presentation at the AHA Scientific Sessions and have an unpublished manuscript ready are urged to apply.


Five CVDY Early Career Investigator Award finalists will be honored and a winner will be named at the annual CVDY Council Dinner at the AHA Scientific Sessions.

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

    • Abstract must be submitted to one of the categories for presentation at Scientific Sessions in which the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young is the lead/primary sponsor.  Please view a list of early career investigator awards and their affiliated Scientific Sessions abstract categories.  Make sure that your abstract has been submitted in a category listed under the award for which you want to apply.
    • Candidates include Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s who have completed training only within the last four years; or Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s who are still within in the first four years after their first faculty appointment, as of the award application date.
    • All applicants for the award must be members of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young.   If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so no later than May 30 for your membership to be processed in time for the application submission deadline.  Your membership number is required on the award application.  Learn more about AHA membership
    • An individual may not compete for similar young investigator awards from other American Heart Association scientific councils during the same year for the same meeting.
    • Only one manuscript per candidate will be considered.
    • The applicant must be the first and presenting author, although the manuscript may have co-authors.
    • Finalists are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
    • There are no citizenship requirements.
    • The work covered by the abstract must not have been published (manuscript or abstract) before the date and time of presentation at Scientific Sessions.  Abstract data may not be presented at a national or international meeting or world congress before the date and time of presentation at Scientific Sessions. The abstract must comply with the AHA Abstract Submission Guidelines as outlined by the Committee on Scientific Sessions Program.
    • Abstracts/manuscripts eligible for this award must be based upon projects that adhere to the American Heart Association’s policies governing all research awards, regardless of whether the project was funded by the American Heart Association.  These policies are available here and include (but are not limited to) research using human subjects or animals and stem cell research.
    • Notwithstanding the above, the AHA Officers have the discretion to determine eligibility for the award in extraordinary circumstances when there is an issue relating to AHA policy or positions or other potentially controversial issue relating to the positioning or perception of the AHA.
       



Application Deadline
All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System by June 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm CDT.  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 by May 30 for the membership to be processed in time for the Application System to permit submission by the deadline.

For questions, please contact:
Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships
E-mail: council.awards@heart.org
Phone: (214) 706-1181


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