EPI Early Career Travel Grant

Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention's Early Career Committee

To qualify for this EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions award you must meet the following deadlines.

  • August 9, 2023 – Applications open
  • Deadline: October 18, 2023, 6 p.m. CT – Applications are accepted only through the abstract submission process.

AHA Scientific Council Travel Grants recognize promising and outstanding investigators in the early stages of their careers and provide travel assistance for trainees and early career investigators to participate in AHA scientific meetings.

By providing travel support to early career investigators who wish to attend the Annual EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions, the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI) Early Career Travel Grant honors outstanding new researchers, facilitates active participation in the annual meeting and highlights the benefits of becoming an AHA Professional Member at the early career level. These travel grants will be presented to candidates wishing to attend the EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All applicants for the EPI Early Career Travel Grant must be members of the EPI Council at the time of application. If you need to become an AHA Professional Member, you should do so no later than one week prior to the award deadline for your member account to be processed in time.
  • Candidates must be individuals in clinical, research or educational training programs.
  • 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).
  • Submission of an abstract for the conference is required.
  • The candidate must be the first author of the abstract.
  • The science must be related to the EPI mission: The Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI) focuses on population-based approaches to preventing cardiovascular diseases. The council’s mission is to lead the discovery and translation of science related to the distribution and determinants of cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on population approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease and improve cardiovascular health.
  • The work may not have been presented or published before the conference.
  • Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for the award.
  • There are no citizenship restrictions for this award.
  • Each recipient of AHA council-sponsored awards, regardless of award category, is eligible to receive only one council-sponsored award each year per AHA scientific meeting. (For example, an Early Career Investigator Award finalist will not be eligible to receive a travel grant for the same meeting.)
  • Winners are not eligible to receive a grant for the same award in subsequent years.

How To Apply

  • Submit an abstract by October 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. CDT.
  • Select the award during the abstract submission process.
  • Upload your curriculum vitae as instructed during the submission process. Please note: CV is required and must be uploaded in the abstract submission site at the time of submission.


Awardees will be notified in December. The council will award up to four recipients $1,000 each to cover eligible transportation and hotel costs to attend the EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Conference registration costs and meals at the conference are not covered under this grant. Grants will be issued after the conference upon submission of your financial forms to the AHA.

Awardees must attend the Epidemiology and Prevention Council’s Annual Dinner at the conference to receive the award.


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Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions

Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions

EPI|Lifestyle 2024
March 18–21, 2024
Hilton Chicago | Chicago, Illinois