To qualify for this International Stroke Conference 2024 award, you must meet the following deadlines:
- September 20, 2023 – Deadline to have an active AHA membership with this Council.
- August 22, 2023, at 6 p.m. (CT) – Deadline to submit your science to International Stroke Conference 2024.
- New Deadline! September 27, 2023, 6 p.m. (CT) – Deadline to apply for this award in the Council Awards System.
The Council on Stroke is offering a travel grant to underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (UREG) early career investigators and students who will be presenting research at the International Stroke Conference (ISC). The award will honor accomplished UREG students and 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 UREG 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.
In addition to the travel grant, winners will receive a Bernard J. Tyson Career Development Award. This award provides those selected for the Stroke UREG Travel Grant with the opportunity to participate in one year of mentorship with a science leader in the field, and to networking and engagement opportunities including annual, exclusive webinar discussions with science and council leaders. The mentorship will include support on future abstract submissions.
A limited number of grants are available and based on the applicant's abstract score as determined by AHA/ASA reviewers.
- The candidate must be a UREG by the standard NIH definition: He or she belongs to a population underrepresented in the extramural scientific workforce, based on their representation in the total population. This includes American Indians (including Alaskan Natives, Eskimos, and Aleutians), Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks or African Americans and Hispanics or Latinos.
- The candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a noncitizen national (born in American Samoa or Swains Island), or a U.S. permanent resident.
- The candidate must submit a previously unpublished abstract in accordance with AHA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to the International Stroke Conference.
- All applicants for travel grants sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA Stroke Council at any level.
- Applicant must be active in research and still be in training as an undergraduate or pre-doctoral student, or be within 10 years of completing medical fellowship (or residency as NIH states, MDs would be Fellows for 3–6 years of the 7–10), terminal degree or highest certificate (e.g., BSc, MSc), as of the award application date.
- Applicants may apply for a travel grant 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 grant, even if multiple abstracts are accepted to the International Stroke Conference.
- Winners are not eligible to receive funding for the same grant in subsequent years.
- The applicant must be able to present the abstract during the International Stroke Conference, either in an oral abstract session or a poster session. If the applicant is unable to present the abstract, he/she will be disqualified from the award.
How to Apply/Required Documents
Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required. Hard copies of any part of the nomination cannot be accepted. Application file should contain the following documents in PDF format (Hard copies of any part of the application cannot be accepted):
- A copy of the unpublished abstract that has been submitted for presentation in accordance with AHA/ASA rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to the International Stroke Conference. The candidate should be the first and presenting author on the abstract.
- Candidate Curriculum Vitae or resume.
- A 1-2 paragraph candidate statement about what this award would mean for you and your career.
- Original letter on electronic letterhead, signed by the candidate's supervisor or an appropriate institutional officer, indicating the applicant’s status as:
- He or she belongs to a population underrepresented in the extramural scientific workforce, based on their representation in the total population.
- Active in research and still be in training as an undergraduate or pre-doctoral student, or within 10 years of completing medical fellowship (or residency as NIH states, MDs would be Fellows for 3–6 years of the 7–10), terminal degree or highest certificate (e.g., BSc, MSc).
Follow these instructions to access the AHA Council Awards System and to complete an application.
Application will be judged based on the scientific ranking of the candidate's abstract and how it ranks against other applicants, the candidate’s statement, and CV. Abstract presenters for ISC will be notified by October. Applicants for this award should 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.
Up to 5 candidates from the pool of eligible applicants may be awarded. Winners will be notified in October.
The winners will each receive a $2,000 travel grant to attend the International Stroke Conference. Awardees must attend the conference in person to receive the monetary award.
In addition to the travel grant, winners will receive a Bernard J. Tyson Career Development Award. This award provides those selected with the opportunity to be paired with a Stroke Council Minority (UREG) Affairs Committee member to help them navigate the International Stroke Conference. They will also be invited to participate in one year of mentorship with a science leader in the field and to networking and engagement opportunities.
- For rules and regulations for submitting abstracts to the International Stroke Conference, visit 2024 Abstract Submission Guidelines (PDF)
- Join or renew as an AHA Professional Member
- Submit your application at Council Awards Application System
- Instructions for ProposalCentral, the new Council Awards platform
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