3CPR Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Travel Stipend

Updated:Mar 19,2015
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation

Award Deadline: April 22, 2015 through Aug. 6, 2015

The Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Travel Stipends encourage and support the efforts of EMS chiefs, educators and other non-physician EMS leadership and encourage them to participate in council and AHA activities (Resuscitation Science Syposium). These stipends provide travel funding to the AHA's Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS), and well as complimentary ReSS registration for non-physician EMS personnel who have a strong interest in cardiac arrest, CPR and resuscitation care. Awardees are encouraged to consider registering for AHA Scientific Sessions as well, but registration for Sessions is not included as a complimentary item.

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

  • Each applicant for AHA council-sponsored awards, regardless of award category, is eligible to receive only one council-sponsored award per AHA conference per year.  (For example, an Emergency Medical Services Travel Stipend Awardee will not be eligible to receive a travel stipend for the same meeting.)
  • Applicants must represent EMS personnel, by meeting the following three criteria:  (1) applicant must be a full-time employee of an EMS entity, as noted in the application form and confirmed in the letter of recommendation, (2) applicant must not hold an MD or DO degree, (3) applicant must hold appropriate EMS credentials, at either EMT or paramedic level.
  • 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.
  • Through the brief personal statement on the application form, CV and letter of recommendation, the Applicant should demonstrate prior and current interest/commitment to resuscitation care programs and/or CPR training.  This can include (but is not limited to) being an active BLS or ACLS instructor, managing resuscitation quality assurance for an EMS entity, or participating in prior or current resuscitation research projects.
  • As the goal of this Travel Stipend is to encourage new attendees at ReSS, applicants that have not previously come to ReSS or Scientific Sessions meetings are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years. 
  • There are no citizenship requirements.


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