Applicants must submit abstracts to the Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions, scheduled for March 19-22, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.
- Abstract Deadline: Oct. 8, 2012
- Award Application Deadline: Oct. 8, 2012
This award honors the memory of Dr. Mark Bieber, one of the founding members of the AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel, for his significant contributions to the field of nutritional science. The award is designed to recognize an early career investigator for outstanding nutrition-related research. The Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism gratefully acknowledges the educational grant provided by the AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel for the support of this award.
The winner of the Mark Bieber Award will be chosen by the Conference Program Committee from applicants who submit abstracts accepted for presentation at the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Conference. The decision will be based on 1) the quality of the abstract; 2) prior accomplishments, as highlighted in the CV; and 3) estimated potential, based on letter(s) of recommendation
The winner will be announced during the conference and will receive a cash prize of $1,000, and up to $1,200 in reimbursement for travel expenses. The winner’s laboratory will be awarded $5,000 for administration by the institution’s Grants and Contracts Department for the winner’s research.
- All applicants and their sponsors must be members of the AHA.
- Applicants must be early career investigators who have completed postdoctoral or residency training.
- Applicants must hold at least an assistant professor position or equivalent but not be more than 5 years past the start of the first faculty position.
- The applicant must be the first and presenting author of the abstract.
- The abstract must not have been presented, previously published, or accepted for publication.
- The applicant should be associated with a U.S. university but does not have to be a U.S. citizen.
- Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
- Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for the award.
- Winners of this award are not eligible to receive cash compensation from another award during the joint EPI/NPAM conference.
How to Apply
- Submit an abstract for the conference by 5 p.m. CDT, Oct. 8, 2012. The abstract may be submitted to any category for the NPAM Conference, but the research must be primarily nutrition-related.
- Select the award during the abstract submission process.
- Upload all required documents as instructed during the submission process (listed below).
- Curriculum vitae including bibliography and detail of research funding to date.
- Letter of recommendation from your immediate supervisor or sponsor (e.g., division head, department chairman or institute director). The letter should confirm your status as an early career investigator and your primary participation in the design and research of the abstract. The letter should also address any other references to your background and experience that should be considered with regard to this award.
- One optional additional letter of support or reference from an individual familiar with your background or research may be submitted.
This award is made possible by a grant from the American Heart Association Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel.