Early Career Council Awards

Early Career Investigator Awards recognize promising and outstanding investigators in the early stages of their careers, stimulate continued interest in basic or clinical research, and help early career investigators participate in AHA meetings.  

Early career investigators are Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s who are still in training (i.e., residency, fellowship, etc.) or 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 for Early Career Investigator Awards sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the Sponsoring Council of the AHA/ASA.  Learn more about AHA membership.

  • An individual may not compete for similar Early Career Investigator awards from other American Heart Association scientific councils that will be presented at the same meeting.
  • Previous winners and finalists for these awards are not eligible to re-enter the same competition in subsequent years. However, applicants may apply for a different award program in which they haven't previously been a winner or finalist.
  • Only one manuscript and abstract per candidate will be considered for awards. The manuscript may have co-authors, but the applicant must be the first and presenting author.
  • There are no citizenship requirements for these awards.
  • Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Evaluation Criteria
Panels of distinguished researchers, scientists, nurses, clinicians and academicians representing the breadth of cardiovascular disease and stroke will judge applications.  Awards that do not involve abstracts may use different evaluation criteria. Please consult the specific award Web page for detailed evaluation criteria.

How to Apply
All applicants for awards associated with the AHA Scientific Sessions in November should submit applications through the Council Awards & Fellowships Application System

 



Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
Awards associated with the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2014 Scientific Sessions
May 1-3, 2014, Toronto, Ontario.  Application for these awards may be made by submitting an abstract for presentation at ATVB 2014 by the January 25, 2014 deadline.  For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below:

Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
Awards associated with the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2014 Scientific Sessions,
July 14-17, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
 

Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation
Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)
Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing
Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention
Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia
Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Clinical Cardiology
Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
Award associated with the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Scientific Sessions, March 18-21, 2014, San Francisco, CA 

Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Awards associated with the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions
March 18-21, 2014, San Francisco, CA 

The Mark Bieber Award

Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology
Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease
Awards associated with the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 20134 Scientific Sessions
May 1-3, 2014, Toronto, Ontario.  Application for these awards may be made by submitting an abstract for presentation at ATVB 2014 by the January 25, 2014 deadline.  For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below:

Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)

Award associated with Scientific Sessions 2014, Nov. 15-19; Chicago, IL.
Deadline: New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CDT)
Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
Awards associated with the QCOR 2014 Scientific Sessions, June 2-4, 2014, Baltimore, MD 

Stroke Council
Early career awards associated with the International Stroke Conference 2012, Feb. 1-3, 2012, New Orleans, La. You must submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference to be eligible for these awards. Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 5 p.m. CDT. Abstract Submission Information


Council on Hypertension
Early Career awards associated with the High Blood Pressure Research Conference on September 9-12, 2014, in San Francisco, CA.  Abstract submission deadline: April 30th, 2014 at 5 p.m. CDT.


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