Annual Council on Hypertension Conference Travel Awards for New Investigators

Updated:May 19,2015
Sponsored by the Council on Hypertension

The Council on Hypertension supports the research efforts of its early career investigator members and rewards them by providing travel assistance for select presenters at its annual conference.  This award encourages new investigators to undertake or continue hypertension research and to participate in the conference. The award will be presented to up to 10 qualified new investigators selected to present abstracts at Council on Hypertension 2015 Scientific Sessions.

Award Information (click each section below for more information)

  • All applicants for travel grants sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA/ASA at any level at the time of application.  If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so before submitting your abstract and award application materials.  Join or renew today!
  • Applicants may be graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents or have a faculty rank no higher than instructor at the time of application. Faculty at assistant professor level or higher are not eligible.
  • During the abstract submission process, applicants must submit the required award documentation and select the award for which they are applying.
  • The applicant must be the first/primary author of the abstract.
  • Abstracts 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.
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Winners may only win one type of travel grant or award per conference during the same year.
  • There are no citizenship restrictions for this award.

All abstracts and application materials must be received through the Hypertension 2015 Scientific Sessions abstract submitter. Visit theconference website for submission info.
The deadline for submission has been extended to May 26, 2015 at 11:59PM CST.

For questions, please contact:
Susan Kunish, AHA Conference Manager

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Hypertension Scientific Sessions

Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions

Sept. 14–17, 2016
The Dolphin Hotel
Orlando, FL