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Stroke Minority Travel Grant

Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2017

The Council on Stroke is offering a travel grant to minority early career investigators and students who will be presenting research at the International Stroke Conference. The award will honor accomplished minority students and minority early career investigators while enabling them to get more involved in the AHA/ASA and in the International Stroke Conference. These awards provide travel funding for minority early career investigators who have abstracts accepted to the AHA/ASA's International Stroke Conference. A limited number of grants are available and based on the applicant's abstract score as determined by AHA/ASA reviewers.

Eligibility Criteria

Awardee Selection:

Application will be judged based on the scientific ranking of the candidate’s abstract and how it ranks against other applicants.  Abstract presenters for ISC will be notified in mid-August.  Applicants for this award may submit their applications before presenter notifications are received.  However, only those who have abstracts accepted for presentation will ultimately be eligible to receive a travel grant.

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  • Previously unpublished abstract in accordance with AHA/ASA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to the International Stroke Conference. 
  • Original letter on electronic letterhead, signed by the candidate’s supervisor or an appropriate institutional officer, simply indicating the applicant’s status as a student, postdoctoral fellow, or faculty within five years of appointment.  No additional references are required.
  • All applicants for travel grants sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA/ASA Stroke Council 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 International Stroke Conference in accordance with the AHA/ASA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts.
  • Applicants may apply for a travel stipend 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, even if multiple abstracts are accepted to the International Stroke Conference.
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.

How to Apply/Required Documents

  • Previously unpublished abstract in accordance with AHA/ASA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to the International Stroke Conference.
  • Original letter on electronic letterhead, signed by the candidate’s supervisor or an appropriate institutional officer, simply indicating the applicant’s status as a student, postdoctoral fellow, or faculty within five years of appointment.  No additional references are required.
  • All applicants for travel grants sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA/ASA Stroke Council 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 International Stroke Conference in accordance with the AHA/ASA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts.

Prizes

The winners will each receive a $500 travel stipend for use in attending the International Stroke Conference. Up to 10 awards from the pool of eligible applicants may be presented.

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