KCVD New Investigator Travel Award

Sponsored by the Council for Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD)

Young investigator members of the Council for Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD) are invited to participate in the Hypertension Scientific Sessions. The KCVD New Investigator Travel Award will be presented to outstanding new investigators who have abstracts selected for presentation at the conference.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All applicants for travel grants sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA at any level at the time of application.  If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so before submitting your abstract and award application materials. Join or renew today!
  • 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).
  • During the abstract submission process, applicants must submit the required award documentation and select the award for which they are applying.
  • The applicant must be the first/primary author of the abstract.
  • Abstracts eligible for this award must be based upon projects that adhere to the American Heart Association’s policies governing all research awards, regardless of whether the project was funded by the American Heart Association. These policies include (but are not limited to) research using human subjects or animals and stem cell research.
  • Notwithstanding the above, the AHA Officers have the discretion to determine eligibility for the award in extraordinary circumstances when there is an issue relating to AHA policy or positions or other potentially controversial issue relating to the positioning or perception of the AHA.
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Winners may only one type of travel grant or award per conference during the same year.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be judged primarily based on the scientific ranking of the candidate’s abstract. Only abstracts selected for presentation at the Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2024 will be eligible for consideration for this travel grant.

How to Apply/Required Documents

Submit a scientific abstract to the Hypertension Scientific Sessions as well as all supporting award documentation via the conference's abstract submission site by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

The deadline to apply is May 22, 2024 at 6 p.m. CDT.

The following items must be submitted for consideration for this travel grant. All materials must be submitted with the abstract in the submission site.:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter by the candidate's supervisor/mentor attesting the following: the candidate is an early career investigator as outlined in the eligibility criteria the abstract research was performed primarily by the candidate; he or she is the first author of the abstract, and that the research has not been published or presented elsewhere previously.

AHA membership at any level is required by the candidate by the time the award materials are submitted.


Awardees receive a cash prize to defray travel expenses and complimentary registration to the conference. (NOTE: Award amount will be determined based on funds available. All funds are awarded after the conference).


All abstracts and application materials must be received through the Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2024 abstract submitter. Visit the conference website for details on abstract submission.

Apply for this award by May 22, 2024 at 6 p.m. CDT.


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Hypertension Scientific Sessions

September 5–8, 2024
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