QCOR Conference Early Career Investigator Travel Stipends

Updated:Sep 17,2014

Sponsored by the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Council Early Career Investigator Travel Stipends encourage and support the efforts of outstanding early career investigator and trainee members of the council and encourage young investigators, graduate students, women and under-represented minorities to participate in council and AHA activities. 

These stipends provide travel funding for early career investigators and trainees whose research has been accepted for presentation in an oral abstract or poster session at the annual QCOR Scientific Sessions.


The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:59 PM CST.  Applications are submitted during the abstract submission process. 

Award Information

  • All applicants for travel grants must be members of the AHA/ASA at any level.  If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you must do so no later than Jan. 25, 2015 due to the time needed to process the membership number required on your award application form.   
  • Applicants must currently be active in any aspect(s) of quality of care and outcomes research.
  • Applicants must be undergraduates, pre-doctoral students, early career Investigators or post-doctoral trainees.  Early Career Investigators are considered to be Ph.D.s. and/or M.D.s who are still in training (i.e., residency, fellowship, etc.) or have completed training only within the last four years; or Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s who are still within in the first four years after their first faculty appointment, as of the award application date.  Those with other doctoral degrees equivalent to a PhD or MD (i.e. PharmD, MBBCh, etc.) who are trainees or early career investigators are eligible.
  • Abstract must be submitted to the QCOR Scientific Sessions in accordance with the AHA's rules and regulations for submitting abstracts.   Abstract must be accepted for oral or poster presentation at the QCOR Scientific Sessions and the applicant must be the first and presenting author.
  • 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 the QCOR Scientific Sessions. 
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years. 
  • Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.
  • Five of the 12 grants will be specifically reserved for the finalists of the QCOR Young Investigator Award that is also presented at the QCOR Scientific Sessions.