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Travel Grants to AHA Scientific Meetings

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

Travel Grants are designed to recognize endeavors by early career investigators in research activities and to encourage continued research careers. These grants must also comply with the rules and guidelines developed by the Committee on Scientific Sessions Program if held in conjunction with the Scientific Sessions or Specialty Meetings.

Applicants must submit their abstract for Scientific Sessions by the abstract submission deadline to be eligible for abstract related awards. Abstract results and presentations are prohibited from release until AHA embargo date and time (5 a.m. ET/4 a.m. CT, Monday, November 9, 2020). You will be contacted by AHA communications if you are selected to participate in an AHA news event.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All recipients of travel grants sponsored by an AHA scientific council must be members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application. If you need to become an AHA Professional Member, you should do so no later than July 30 for your membership to be processed in time for the application submission deadline. Learn more about AHA Professional Membership.
  • Winners are not eligible to receive funding for the same grant in subsequent years.
  • Candidates may apply for more than one travel grant; however, an applicant is eligible to receive only one travel grant per meeting per year.
  • Only one manuscript and abstract per candidate will be considered for awards. The manuscript may have co-authors, but the applicant must be the first and presenting author. The presenting author of an accepted abstract must be registered for the Scientific Meeting.
  • Each recipient of AHA council-sponsored awards, regardless of grant 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.)

Evaluation Criteria

Selection of the awardees for travel grants can be based on scientific excellence (score of an abstract submitted to Scientific Meeting), curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, or a combination of these.

How to Apply

Please see the individual award information pages below for specific documents required when submitting an application file.

Awards requiring abstract submission must be received through the AHA's Scientific Sessions online submission site by the abstract deadline.

All applicants for awards associated with the AHA Scientific Sessions in November must submit applications through the Council Awards & Fellowships Application System. Hard copies of any part of the application cannot be accepted.

A username and password set up through online registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Council Awards & Fellowships Application System. If you have not created an online profile yet, you may do so as you enter the Application System by clicking Sign Up next to the Log In button on the sign-in page. AHA Professional Members who are creating an online profile for the first time should make sure to register using their AHA membership identification numbers.

List of Travel Grants by Council

Awards associated with the BCVS 2020 Scientific Sessions, July 27–30, 2020, Chicago, Ill.
Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below.

Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below.

Awards associated with Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020, Nov. 14–15, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

Award Application Window: April 15–August 16, 2020 at 6 p.m. (Central Time)

Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below.

Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below.

Awards associated with the International Stroke Conference 2021, Feb. 10–12, 2021, Denver, Colo.

Abstract submission deadline: to be determined.

Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below.

Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below.

Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below.

Awards associated with the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions 2020, a virtual event, May 5–7, 2020
Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

For detailed instructions, eligibility requirements and award criteria, click on the award below.

Awards associated with the Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2020, Sept. 10–13, 2020, Virtual Event
Award Application Window: Feb. 13–June 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CT)

Awards associated with the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions 2020, a virtual event, May 5–7, 2020
Awards associated with Scientific Sessions 2020, Nov. 14–16, 2020, Dallas, Texas.

Award Application Window: April 15–August 16, 2020 at 6 p.m. (Central Time)