BCVS Minority Travel Grant

Updated:Feb 24,2014
Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

Application Deadline -Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

The American Heart Association’s Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences proudly supports the research efforts of early career investigators and trainees of all backgrounds. 

The BCVS Council is offering a travel grant to outstanding minority early career investigators and students interested in attending AHA Scientific Sessions  in November .

Award Information (click the sections below for more information)

The travel grant is for up to $750 and will cover transportation and hotel costs related to the conference.  Grants will be issued after the conference upon submission of travel receipts to the AHA.  Up to 12 awards will be issued based on all of the eligibility criteria below: 

  • The candidate must be a minority by the standard NIH definition: He or she belongs to a minority group underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral science careers, based on their minority group's representation in the total population. This includes American Indians (including Alaskan Natives, Eskimos and Aleutians), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Hispanics.  Other candidates considered a minority are those from medically underserved populations with low socio-economic status and those living in rural areas to include whites.
  • Hispanic countries include the following: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela
  • The candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a noncitizen national (born in American Samoa or Swains Island), or a U.S. permanent resident.
  • The candidate must hold an academic (or equivalent) rank below associate professor (e.g., assistant professors, instructors, postdocs, fellows and students).  If the candidate is a faculty member, he or she must be within the first five years of the faculty appointment.
  • The applicant must be conducting basic science research in the field of cardiovascular disease.
  • Previous winners of this award are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should apply for only one of the three travel grants that the council offers to Scientific Sessions.

Deadline
All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on Aug. 11, 2014.   

For questions, please contact:
Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships
E-mail: council.awards@heart.org
Phone: (214) 706-1181

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