Early Career

Early Career Development and Resources - Office of Science Operations

We know you want the best career resources. Our Early Career Professional Membership and mentoring programs give you top-notch tools to maximize your growth as a young professional. Our goal is for all Early Career Members to play a crucial role in our prestigious organization. We give you opportunities to meet and dialogue about specialty and career issues with other Early Career Members and more senior professionals across the globe.
This affordable access:

  • Helps build your career pathway.
  • Provides guidance from the best of the best (an experienced Mentor/Professional Member).
  • Brings you the latest scientific research.
  • Gets you involved — network with peers, join a committee, volunteer.

Early Career Development Programs

The American Heart Association provides educational programs, awards/scholarships, travel grants, student and early career research funding, and mentoring opportunities that support the ongoing training and development of individuals in the early stages of their career.  

Career/Education Awards & Scholarships Mentoring

Early Career Networking Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Other AHA Resources


AHA Scholarships

AHA Travel Grants

Early Career Investigator Awards


Council Early Career Development Opportunities

The councils below have additional council specific resources available for Early Career Opportunities


Early Career Voice Blog

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  • What do you wish you had known? Advice for physician-scientist trainees
    The road to becoming a physician can be taxing to even the most capable of individuals.  For the aspiring physician-scientist, the pathway is all the more complex, with additional responsibilities and challenges arising from training in scientific research.  While none among us can pred...
    The AHA summer meetings and scientific sessions provide huge opportunities for those of you at the early-career stage, such as training for grant writing, job search and interview skills, establishing independence, networking and building collaborations. Each of these meetings provides several se...
    Apply Now - applicants for ATVB Council Early Career Investigator Awards and Travel Stipends for the Scientific Sessions 2014 Nov. 15-19, 2014, in Chicago, IL Application Deadline Date : June 16th, 2014 Travel Grants Deadline : August 11th, 2014 ATVB Early Career Investigator Award   Th...
  • Highlights from Women?s Leadership Committee at ATVB 2014
    This year, the ATVB Women’s Leadership Committee hosted the Mentor of Women Award Luncheon and networking event on Friday, May 2nd, 2014. The committee Chair, Dr. Nancy Webb, announced the awardee of this year’s Mentor of Women awardee, Dr. Coleen A. McNamara, MD, from the Universit...
  • Early Career Events You do not Want to Miss at ATVB 2014
    If you are at the early stage of your career, there are certainly some special events for members just like you at the ATVB this year. Thursday 7:00–8:00 am Grand Ballroom East, Lower Concourse Early Career Training: Succeeding at Every Stage: Insights from the Early Career Committ...


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