Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Young Investigators

Updated:Jun 9,2014
Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention 

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

The Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award in Epidemiology recognizes excellence in research by early career investigators and trainees and encourages continued biomedical research careers broadly related to cardiovascular function and diseases, including basic science, integrated physiology and clinical problems.

Five finalists will be acknowledged and a winner will be announced at the AHA's Scientific Sessions in November.


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

  • Candidates include Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s still in training or 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.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • All applicants for Early Career Investigator Awards sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA/ASA.  If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so no later than 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.
  • Abstract must be submitted to one of the categories for presentation at Scientific Sessions in which the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention is the lead/primary sponsor.
  • 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.



Deadline
All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System.   New Extended Awards Deadline Date : June 19, 2014 at 6:00 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 June 15 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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