FGTB International Travel Grant

Updated:Mar 18,2015

Sponsored by the Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology

Award Deadline:
April 22, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015   5:00 pm (Central) - Deadline Extended

The Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (FGTB) proudly supports and encourages the research efforts of early career investigators and trainees from the United States and abroad.  The Council is offering a travel grant to international students and early career members to attend Scientific Sessions , to present abstracts.  The award will honor accomplished international students and early career investigators while enabling them to get more involved in the AHA and in Scientific Sessions.

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

  • The applicant must be conducting genomics, proteomics and metabolomic research and translational science in the field of cardiovascular disease.
  • Applicants must have submitted an abstract to the AHA Scientific Sessions in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to one of the categories primarily sponsored by the Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology.  Please view a list of early career investigator awards and their affiliated Scientific Sessions abstract categories.   If your abstract is not submitted to and accepted in a FGTB-sponsored category, you are not eligible to apply for this specific grant.
  • All applicants for this award must be members of the Council at the time of application.  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.  Learn more about AHA membership.
  • Applicants must currently be medical students, trainees, or Early Career Investigators.  Trainees are Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s (or doctoral equivalent) who are in a residency or fellowship position.  Early Career Investigators are Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s who have completed training only within the last four years or who are still within in the first four years after their first faculty appointment, as of the award application date. 
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years. 
  • The applicant must be able to present the abstract at the AHA Scientific Sessions, either in an oral abstract session or a poster session.  If the applicant is unable to present the abstract, he/she will be disqualified from the award.
  • Applicants may apply for a travel award multiple times with different abstracts, as long as the applicant is the presenting author on each abstract.  However, an applicant is eligible to receive only one travel stipend, even if multiple abstracts are accepted to Scientific Sessions. 
  • The candidate must not be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and the candidate must currently be working outside the United States.

Get involved with the FGTB Early Career Committee!
FGTB is always looking for interested members to serve on any number of its council committees, including the Early Career Committee, which supports this award and other council awards.  Please complete a Council Involvement Form if you're interested in volunteering; committee descriptions are also listed on the form.  Committee service is a great way to get involved with the AHA, network with your peers, and give back to your council!


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Scientific Sessions

Scientific Sessions 2016
Scientific Sessions is the leading cardiovascular meeting in the country with over 17,000 professionals attending annually, and over 22,000 total attendees, as reported by the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitor’s Association. 

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Nov. 12–16, 2016