GPM Travel Grants for Early Career Investigators

Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

The GPM Travel Grants for Early Career Investigators encourage and support the efforts of early career investigators in cardiovascular research and encourage participation in GPM and AHA activities by providing travel funds to attend the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions, present research in oral or poster format, and engage in discussion with senior investigators.

Criteria

Applicant must:

  • Be a member of the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (membership number required to complete award application).
  • Be working in any area of research concerned with functional genomics/translational biology.
  • Be in training as an undergraduate or predoctoral student, or a fellow who has completed training only within the last four years, or a PhD/MD in the first four years after faculty appointment.
  • Be accepted for oral or poster presentation at Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions.
  • Applicants may apply for a travel 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 award, even if multiple abstracts are accepted.
  • Only one candidate per mentor will be given an award.
  • The applicant’s mentor must endorse the application in a supporting statement.
  • The work covered by the abstract must not have been published at the time of abstract submission or presented at a national meeting or world congress before the conference. The abstract must comply with the Abstract Submission Guidelines as outlined by the Vascular Discovery Program Committee.
  • Be present at the Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions to qualify for this award.
  • Winners are not eligible to reenter the competition in subsequent years.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.

Prize

Several awards ($1,000 each) for conference travel will be made to new investigators in training, ie, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Evaluation Criteria

All abstracts submitted for this award will be evaluated for scientific merit by a review committee.

How to Apply

Applicant must:

  • Submit an original abstract to the Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions. The abstract must be in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts and must have been submitted by the abstract submission deadline.
  • Select the GPM Travel Grant during the abstract submission process.
  • The following must be submitted by uploading into the abstract submission system (at the “Award Application Materials Upload” step):
    • A letter of certification of trainee status.
    • A letter from the applicant’s mentor endorsing the application in a supporting statement.
    • A complete curriculum vitae, including bibliography, and clear documentation that the candidate is in training as an undergraduate or predoctoral student, or a fellow who has completed training only within the last four years, or a PhD/MD in the first four years after faculty appointment at the time of the award application date.

Application Deadline

Applications are closed and will reopen in November 2020

Questions

Please contact: Julie Green

American Heart Association Professional Partners

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