Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Early Career Development


Interested in getting involved with the QCOR Council? To help us identify opportunities for you in the organization, tell us about yourself. Complete the Science Volunteer Form.

Career Skills


A critical component of early career development and training is mentorship. The following resources can help identify an appropriate mentor and evaluate the mentor-trainee relationship.

Mentoring Presentations - Early Career Day - Scientific Sessions


Abstract Information for AHA Meetings

Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions

Scientific Sessions

American Heart Association Grants

Student and Predoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Predoctoral Fellowship - Helps students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.

Career Stage: Gaining credentials – doctoral student

Post-Doctoral Research Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Helps trainees initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research while obtaining significant research results under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor; supports individuals before they are ready for some stage of independent research.

Career Stage: Directed step - postdoctoral fellow

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants

CVD Epidemiology Research Training

  • About the NRSA Programs; T32 vs. F32, etc.

Programs are available at the following institutions:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine

NIH: Career Development Awards for Physicians

Career Development Awards for Research Doctorates: NIH

EPI|LIFESTYLE Scientific Sessions

Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
March 18–21, 2024
Hilton Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

Scientific Sessions 2024

Scientific Sessions: November 16–18, 2024
McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago, Illinois

Council Awards & Lectures

The AHA/ASA scientific council awards acknowledge significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke, ranging from basic research to service to the councils and the association. These awards recognize the achievements of researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals throughout their careers. They also provide opportunities for financial rewards, special presentations and funding to attend Scientific Sessions and other AHA scientific meetings.

Awards Types

  • Early Career
  • Career Achievement
  • Travel Stipends
  • Scholarships
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Lectures

Visit Council Awards and Lectures for full details.

Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Specific Awards

The Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) proudly sponsors an award and travel grant to its specialty conference, as well as a medical student scholarship. These programs honor researchers, early career investigators and medical students for their outstanding contributions and research of heart disease.

Awards include:

  • Lecture and Awards presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions
  • Medical Student Scholarship
  • Visit the QCOR Awards and Lectures page for a full list of available awards and lectures.