ATVB Scientific Sessions Travel Awards for Young Investigators

Updated:Mar 19,2015
Award Deadline:  April 22, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015   5:00 pm (Central) - Deadline Extended

The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Scientific Sessions Travel Awards for Young Investigators encourage and support the efforts of early career investigators in cardiovascular research, and encourages early career investigators, women and under-represented minorities to participate in ATVB and other AHA activities. 

These awards provide travel funding for early career investigators who have abstracts accepted to the AHA's Scientific Sessions.  A limited number of grants are available and based on the applicant's abstract score as determined by American Heart Association reviewers.

Award Information (click on each section for more information)

  • All applicants for travel grants sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA/ASA at any level.  If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, please apply before the application deadline date for your membership to be processed in time for the application submission deadline.  Learn more about AHA membership.
  • Applicant must be active in research and still be in training as an undergraduate or pre-doctoral student, or a fellow who has completed training only within the last four years; or be a Ph.D./M.D. in the first four years after faculty appointment. 
  • Abstract must be submitted to the AHA Scientific Sessions in accordance with the AHA's rules and regulations for submitting abstracts.
  • Applicants must submit an abstract in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to the AHA Scientific Sessions to one of the categories primarily sponsored by the ATVB Council.  Please view the listing of abstract categories associated with this travel award.  If your abstract is not accepted in a ATVB-sponsored category, you are not eligible to apply for this specific grant. Abstract presenters will be notified in August.  
  • Applicants may apply for a travel stipend 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. 
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years. 

All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System.  Applicants needing to join the AHA should do so by Aug. 6 for the membership to be processed in time for the Application System to permit submission by the deadline.





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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. 

New Orleans, LA
Nov. 12–16, 2016