Clinical Cardiology Minority Travel Grant

Updated:Mar 12,2015
Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology

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

The Council on Clinical Cardiology encourages and supports the efforts of early career clinicians from under-represented minority groups to participate in the Council and AHA activities. These stipends provide travel funding to the AHA’s Scientific Sessions in November.

This travel grant is for minority early career clinical investigators and students interested in attending AHA Scientific Sessions .

Award Information (click the sections below for more information)

Up to 10 awards will be issued specifically to Hispanic candidates and up to 10 awards will be issued to candidates of other underrepresented minority groups based on 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), underrepresented 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 four years of the faculty appointment.
  • Previous winners of this award are not eligible to apply.
  • If more than one travel grant program is offered by the council to Scientific Sessions, candidates should apply for only one of the travel grants. 
  • Current finalists for the Laennec Young Clinician Award and the Samuel Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award are not eligible to apply.





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