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Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Research Prize

Award Application Window: April 19–June 12, 2017


The Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Research Prize recognizes outstanding research by nurse investigators in the area of arteriosclerosis and/or heart failure. The award provides support toward pilot or preliminary work that will enhance innovative research proposals for new studies or expansion of ongoing research in the area of arteriosclerosis and/or heart failure.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be actively engaged in arteriosclerosis and/or heart failure research.
  • Applicant must be a member of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing at the time of application. If you need to join the AHA, you should do so by May 30.
  • Applicant must have permanent residence in North America.
  • Applicant must also be a registered nurse (R.N.) 
  • Applicant must hold a full-time position.
  • Past recipients of this award are not eligible to compete.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Relevance to patients with arteriosclerosis or heart failure
  • Plans for innovative research in these areas
  • Qualifications of the researcher
  • Scientific merit
  • Overall quality of scholarship

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:

  • Reprint of applicant's published, first-authored, data-based paper of research in atherosclerosis or heart failure. Paper may be ‘in press’ or published within the prior three years (36 months) at time of submission.
  • Curriculum vitae (NIH format)
  • Brief (one-page, single-spaced) summary of the applicant’s program of research and plans for future research.

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

A username and password previously set up through online profile registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Application System. If you have not created an online profile yet, please visit Professional Heart Daily to create an online member profile before accessing the Council Awards 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

The winner will receive:

  • $4,000 to his or her institution to support the awardee's research in arteriosclerosis or heart failure, and $1,000 to the individual awardee
  • Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions
  • Complimentary council dinner ticket and recognition and presentation of a plaque at the council dinner.

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