BCVS New Investigator Travel Grant

General Information

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (6:00 p.m. CDT)

The purpose of this competition is to encourage new investigators to participate in the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Conference 2023 Scientific Sessions.

Up to twenty competitive awards of $500 each will be presented to qualified new investigators from those who are accepted to present abstracts. The awardees will be selected based on the originality, quality, and the impact of the work presented in the abstracts.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a member of the American Heart Association (membership number required to complete award application).
  • Applicant must be active in research and still be in training as an undergraduate or pre-doctoral student, or be active in research and 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. MSc, PhD), or hold an academic (or equivalent) rank below assistant professor (postdocs and fellows).
  • Applicants must submit an abstract for the conference by Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (6:00 p.m. CST) and only the “first/primary author” may apply.
  • The applicant must be the abstract presenter.
  • The work may not have been presented or published before the conference.
  • The candidate may not apply for more than one type of award, may not submit more than one application, and may not have been an award recipient of this award at previous AHA BCVS Conferences.

Application instructions

  • Submit an abstract as first author for the conference.
    • Select the award for which you are applying from the drop-down list on the awards page of the abstract submission website.
    • Upload the following material between January 10 – March 13, 2024.
      • A signed letter of endorsement from a department chair, advisor or other sponsor, certifying that you meet the eligibility criteria for this award.
      • Your curriculum vitae and bibliography.
      • Your AHA membership number.


Please contact:
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