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ATVB Early Career Investigator Award

Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Award Application Window: April 19–June 12, 2017

The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Early Career Investigator Award recognizes the council’s early career investigator members who are performing high quality research in the fields of arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology. Candidates will be considered not only for the quality and relevance of their research being submitted to Scientific Sessions but also for their accomplishments, contributions to their fields and expertise as researchers in general.

Five finalists will present their research at Scientific Sessions and a winner will be named at the ATVB Business Meeting and Awards Reception.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Abstract must be submitted to one of the categories for presentation at Scientific Sessions in which Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology is the lead/primary sponsor (PDF).
  • Candidates include PhDs and/or MDs who have completed training only within the last four years; or PhDs and/or MDs who are still within the first four years after their first faculty appointment, as of the award application date.
  • All applicants for the award must be members of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.
  • An individual may not compete for similar young investigator awards from other American Heart Association scientific councils during the same year for the same conference.
  • Only one manuscript per candidate will be considered.
  • The applicant must be the first and presenting author, although the manuscript may have co-authors.
  • Finalists are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.
  • The work covered by the abstract must not have been published (manuscript or abstract) before the date and time of the presentation at Scientific Sessions. Abstract data may not be presented at a national or international meeting, world congress before the date and time of presentation at Scientific Sessions.
  • The abstract must comply with the AHA Abstract Submission Guidelines as outlined by the Committee on Scientific Sessions Programming.
  • Abstracts/manuscripts eligible for this award must be based upon projects that adhere to the American Heart Association's policies governing all research awards, regardless of whether the project was funded by the American Heart Association. These policies include (but not limited to) research using human subjects or animals, and stem cell research.
  • Notwithstanding the above, the AHA Officers have the discretion to determine eligibility for the award, in extraordinary circumstances when there is an issue relating to the AHA policy or positions or other potentially controversial issue relating to the positioning or perception of the AHA.

Evaluation Criteria

Panels of distinguished researchers, scientists, clinicians and academicians representing the breadth of cardiovascular disease and stroke will judge applications. Applications will be judged on the following:

  • Scientific merit of the abstract
  • Quality and originality of the manuscript
  • Letter from the candidate's sponsor and any other reference letters
  • Candidate's curriculum vitae
  • Oral abstract presentation at Scientific Sessions (finalists only).  The finalist must be the presenter of his/her submission and no alternates or proxy will be allowed.

How to Apply/Required Documents

Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required. Hard copies of any part of the application cannot be accepted.

Your application file should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  1. AHA abstract in accordance with AHA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to Scientific Sessions. Please note that this abstract must be submitted through the AHA's Scientific Sessions website before the abstract submission deadline. Visit Scientific Sessions to submit your abstract before submission of this award application. Your abstract control number will be needed on the award application form.
  2. An unpublished manuscript based on independent research.
  3. Curriculum vitae and bibliography.
  4. A letter detailing how much of the design and research work was done by the candidate and by any co-investigators. The candidate's immediate supervisor, division head, department chairman, or institute director must write this statement. In case of multi-authored manuscripts, the supervisor should also indicate that among all the co-authors the applicant is the most appropriate candidate for the award, and offer rationale for this opinion. Supportive statements of the candidate and his or her relevant qualifications as a researcher are also encouraged.

Though not required, up to two additional letters of support or reference from individuals familiar with the applicant, his or her background, or his or her research may be submitted. Inclusion of additional support letters does not guarantee higher consideration of an application, but can be beneficial.


Visit the Council Awards Application System to complete an application.

A username and password previously set up through online registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Application System. AHA Professional Members who are creating an online profile for the first time should make sure to register using their AHA membership identification numbers.

AHA Professional Membership is required of all applicants for this award. If you are joining the AHA to apply, please wait on your AHA membership number to arrive from AHA Member Services via e-mail before creating an online profile and starting your application file. We suggest that new members join the AHA no later than May 30 for the membership number to be processed and delivered in time for the application deadline.

Prize

Finalists for the Early Career Investigator Award competitions associated with Scientific Sessions will be announced in August. The top candidates for the ATVB Early Career Investigator Award will present their research results at the Scientific Sessions. The winner will be announced at the annual ATVB Business Meeting and Awards Reception.  Each finalist will also receive the following:

  • The winner will receive a $1,500 honorarium; the four remaining finalists will each receive a $500 honorarium.
  • Recognition and presentation of an engraved plaque at the ATVB Business Meeting and Awards Reception.

Each finalist will be designated in the Scientific Sessions Program. Acceptance for the competition does not guarantee publication in any other American Heart Association sponsored journal.


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