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PVD Travel Awards for Young Investigators

Sponsored by the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease

The PVD Travel Awards for Young Investigators encourage and support the efforts of early career investigators in cardiovascular research and encourage participation in PVD and AHA activities by providing travel funds to attend the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine 2019 Scientific Sessions, present research in oral or poster format, and engage in discussion with senior investigators.

Criteria

Applicant must

  • Applicants must be members of the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (membership number required to complete award application).
  • Be working in any area of research concerned with peripheral vascular disease.
  • Be in training as an undergraduate or predoctoral student, or a fellow who has completed training only within the last 5 years, or a PhD/MD in the first 5 years after faculty appointment.
  • Be accepted for oral or poster presentation at Vascular Discovery 2019.
  • Applicants may apply for a travel award 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 award, even if multiple abstracts are accepted.
  • Only one candidate per mentor will be given an award.
  • The applicant's mentor must endorse the application in a supporting statement.
  • The work covered by the abstract must not have been published at the time of abstract submission, or presented at a national meeting or world congress before May 14, 2019.The abstract must comply with the AHA Abstract Submission Guidelines as outlined by the Vascular Discovery Program Committee.
  • Winners are not eligible to reenter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Be present at the Vascular Discovery 2019 Scientific Sessions in Boston, Massachusetts to qualify for this award.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.

Prize

Several awards ($1,000 each) for conference travel will be made to new investigators in training, i.e., graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Evaluation Criteria

All abstracts submitted for this award will be evaluated for scientific merit by a review committee. Notification of the competition results will be made in March 2019.

How to Apply

The applicant must

  1. Submit an original abstract to the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine 2019 Scientific Sessions. The abstract must be in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts and must have been submitted by the abstract submission deadline. Submission dates are October 30, 2019 through January 15, 2019.
  2. Select the ATVB Travel Award during the abstract submission process.
  3. By January 15, 2019, the following must be submitted by uploading into the abstract submission system (at the “Award Application Materials Upload” step):
    • A letter of certification of trainee status.
    • A letter from the applicant's mentor endorsing the application in a supporting statement.
    • A complete curriculum vitae, including bibliography, and clear documentation that the candidate is in training as an undergraduate or predoctoral student, or a fellow who has completed training only within the last 5 years, or a PhD/MD in the first 5 years after faculty appointment at the time of the award application date.

Application Deadline
Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2019.

Questions

Please contact:
Project Coordinator, Neyssa Shockley
Neyssa.Shockley@heart.org