Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke


In recognition of Dr. Robert G. Siekert, founding chairman of the American Heart Association’s International Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, the Robert G. Siekert New Investigator in Stroke award encourages new investigators to undertake or continue stroke-related research.

Deadline

  • Abstracts AND supporting documents (if required) must be submitted by Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 11:59 PM CDT.

Criteria

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • All applicants must be members of the AHA/ASA.
  • The candidate must have a doctoral degree.
  • The candidate must have completed postgraduate training and be within five years of first Assistant Professor appointment.
  • The candidate must submit an abstract for the International Stroke Conference 2025 in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting AHA abstracts.
  • An individual may apply for only one award to be presented at the International Stroke Conference 2025.
  • Previous winners for this award are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Only one abstract per candidate will be considered. The applicant should be the first and presenting author.
  • There is no citizenship requirement for this award.
  • Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply / Required Documents

The candidate must submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference 2025 indicating the abstract is to be considered for the Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award. The abstract deadline is Tuesday, August 20, 2024. In addition, the candidate must upload the following supporting electronic documents per the instructions below no later than Monday, August 26, 2024, 11 PM CDT:

  • An extended abstract of up to six double-spaced pages (exclusive of bibliography)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement by the senior member of the team on the candidate's role in the research.

Supporting award materials must be uploaded online via the ISC abstract submitter site no later than Monday, August 26, 2024, 11 PM CDT. Award materials and/or support letters arriving after this date cannot be considered and hard copies of the materials will not be accepted.

Award

  • Complimentary conference registration
  • $1,500 cash award
  • Airfare (coach) and hotel expense for one night for attendance at the International Stroke Conference 2025
  • Plaque

For questions, please contact:
Ashley Savage at [email protected]
214.706.1009

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