Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Young Investigator Award

Updated:Mar 18,2015
Sponsored by the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

Award Deadline: April 22, 2015 through June 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm Central (Deadline Extended)

The Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Young Investigator Award recognizes and awards early career investigator and trainee council members for their achievements and their continuing research.  The award also encourages young scientists to become involved in the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health and to develop and maintain productive careers.

Finalists will be honored and a winner will be selected at the AHA Scientific Sessions in November.

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

  • Candidate must be pursuing a career in nutrition, physical activity or metabolism, including obesity and diabetes.
  • Abstract must be submitted to one of the categories for presentation at Scientific Sessions in which the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism is the lead/primary sponsor. 
  • The science must be related to the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health mission: The Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health promotes the expansion and exchange of knowledge with the ultimate goal of improving cardiovascular health across the lifespan. Our council promotes basic, clinical, epidemiological, and translational science related to nutrition, lipids, obesity, diabetes, physical activity, and behavior change.
  • Candidates include Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s who have completed training 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 and applicant sponsors (persons writing the primary recommendation letter) for this award must be members of the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health.   If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so by June 15 for your membership to be processed in time for the application submission deadline.  Learn more about AHA membership
  • An individual may not compete for similar young investigator awards from the other American Heart Association Scientific Councils during the same scientific meeting.
  • Only one application 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.
  • Applicants may only be considered for a council’s award if the abstract is submitted to a category primarily sponsored by that council.  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.
  • 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.





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