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Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) Resident Prize Award

Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia

Award Application Window: Sept. 1,-Oct. 2, 2017 at 5 p.m. (Central time)

The Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) is offering Resident Prize Award to early career investigators, fellows and students who will be presenting research at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions. The award honors accomplished students and early career investigators while enabling them to be more involved in the AHA and Scientific Sessions.

Eligibility Criteria

Application will be judged based on the quality of the abstract only.

Application Process: Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required. Application file should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  • Previously unpublished abstract in accordance with AHA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to Scientific Sessions.
  • All applicants must be members of the AHA/ASA at any level.
  • Applicant must be active in research and still be in training as an undergraduate or pre-doctoral student, or a fellow who has completed training only within the last four years; or be a Ph.D./M.D. in the first four years after faculty appointment.
  • Abstract must be submitted to the AHA Scientific Sessions in accordance with the AHA's rules and regulations for submitting abstracts.
  • Applicants must submit an abstract in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to the AHA Scientific Sessions to one of the categories primarily sponsored by the CVSA Council.
  • Applicants may apply for an 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 travel stipend or award even if multiple abstracts are accepted to Scientific Sessions.
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • All selected individuals must be able to attend Scientific Sessions, specifically CVSA Early Career Day, where the awardees will present their research in a brief presentation. 

How to Apply/Required Documents

Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required by Oct. 2, 2017. Hard copies of any part of the application will not be accepted.

**Candidates may apply for more than one award; however, an applicant is eligible to receive only one award.

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the abstract that has been submitted for presentation to Scientific Sessions in accordance with AHA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to Scientific Sessions. The candidate should be the first and presenting author on the abstract. Note your abstract control number received after submission to Scientific Sessions as it will be needed on your award application form.
  • Candidate's personal statement (no longer than one page, double-spaced), outlining the following:
    • The applicant should provide a synopsis of their current research and future career aspirations.
    • How receipt of the CVSA Resident Prize Award will enhance future long-term goals.

Visit the Council Awards & Fellowships Application System to complete an application.

A username and password set up through online registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Application System. If you have not created an online profile yet, you may register as you enter the Application System by clicking "Sign Up" next to the Log In button on the sign-in page. 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.

Prize

The winners will each receive a $1,500 travel stipend for use in attending Scientific Sessions. Up to 10 awards from the pool of eligible applicants may be presented. Winners will also receive a complimentary ticket to attend the CVSA Annual Business Meeting at Scientific Sessions and a certificate presented at the Council Dinner.

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