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ISCTR-American College of Cardiology Foundation Cardiovascular Translational Research Scholarship
sponsored by Dignity Health, St. John's Hospital
The purpose of the program is to recognize and provide financial support for research efforts by outstanding cardiovascular scholars. This scholarship is to encourage junior faculty in the early phases of their careers in the field of cardiology. The program is intended for a physician with a strong interest in developing a career in cardiovascular translational research.
One year of previous interventional cardiology training is required. The duration of the program is one year. The awardee will develop skills and expertise in translating basic biological and device concepts into clinical application.
Goal: The overall goal of the program is to provide the clinical scientist (a physician) with the necessary scientific background that does not exist in today's curriculum. The program will enable the awardee to expedite scientific discovery to clinical application, ultimately benefitting the patient and society by providing science earlier and decreasing the developmental costs related to new devices and/or novel biologic therapies.
The program will cover the topics of:
• Basic science
• Preclinical science
• Clinical science and trial design
• Regulatory pathways (FDA) for IND (investigational new drug application) and IDE (investigational new device exemption)
The emphasis will be on biologics (stem cell therapy and genomics) and cardiovascular device development.
Objectives: The fellow will:
• Develop the skills and knowledge to take a scientific concept to the bedside
• Gain substantial knowledge about the steps in cardiovascular translational research
• Understand product development related to devices or biologics
• Learn about toxicology studies required on small and large animal models that serve for IND or IDE application
• Understand the statistical design and analysis required for toxicology studies, and phase I, II, and III clinical trials
• Learn about the regulatory pathways for and how to prepare an IND (Investigational Drug Application) and an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption)
• Understand fundraising, NIH grant application process, opportunities in the venture capital arena, and developing and maintaining relationships with industry
Eligibility: Applicants eligible for the award are those who:
• Have completed one year of previous interventional cardiology.
• Are members or are eligible to become a member of the ACC and ISCTR
• Will spend the duration of the Scholarship at an institution that has the ability to perform translational research (conducts both preclinical and clinical research) and can administer the curriculum found here:
The Award: The award will offer $60,000 of salary support to begin July 1, 2014 and run through June 30, 2015.
Funding Source: The ACCF is grateful to Dignity Health St. John’s Hospital for their financial support for this award.
Nomination Procedure: Criteria for selection includes qualifications, background, interests, and commitment of the applicant.
How to Apply: The submission site for applications will open this summer. Please stay tuned for more information.
Deadline: September 23, 2013
For more information: Email Julia Berman or call 800-253-4636, ext. 6648.
American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease
Four one-year fellowships will be awarded to support research in adult cardiology. Preference is given to individuals who have had no more than two years of prior full-time experience either in clinical or basic research. Recipients will be expected to pursue a full-time project in clinical research during their year of supported training.
Research Focus: In selecting applications, proposals addressing CVD and Cardiometabolic disorders are encouraged. Included are proposals that address pathophysiology, molecular genetics, metabolic abnormalities leading to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart failure, hyperlipidemia, inflammatory mechanisms and new pathways for drug discovery. Proposals focusing on clinically relevant outcomes as a result of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes or obesity are also encouraged. Outcomes studies should focus on clinical/and or systems of care (e.g., quality improvement) interventions, and use outcomes measures of importance to both patients and society, including mortality, significant morbidity or quality of life changes, or economic effects.
Preference for one award will be given to applicants focusing on disparities of care. Despite increased attention to health disparities at the national, state and community levels, relatively little progress has been made in achieving the vision of eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Since the rates of cardiovascular mortality in the United States are significantly higher for these patients and this is, in fact, the leading cause of death in this demographic, innovative approaches to eliminating these disparities are critical. In an effort to encourage and support research in this area, proposals will be encouraged that focus on gender, race, geographic, and economic inequalities in cardiovascular care.
Eligibility: Anyone currently in an adult cardiology fellowship training program recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association and who has the recommendation and agreement of his/her training program director and institution.
Selection: Judging will be by the ACCF/Research Fellowship Awards Committee. Criteria for selection will include:
• Scientific quality of the project;
• Relevance to the research focus as described above;
• Qualifications and commitment of the applicant; and
• The quality of the training environment.
Successful applicants may pursue this protected year of research either within or following their three years of required training. Preference will be given to individuals who:
• Will pursue clinical research training and experience directly involving patients or human subjects.
• Have had no more than two years of prior full-time research experience either in clinical or basic research.
• Will not hold another major external fellowship or salary award, (e.g., from the National Institutes of Health or the American Heart Association) during the ACCF/Merck funded year.
The Award: Four fellowships in the amount of $70,000 each, to be used for salary support, for one year of research to begin July 1, 2014 and run through June 30, 2015.
Funding Source: The ACCF is grateful to the Merck Company Foundation for their continued financial support for these awards.
American College of Cardiology Foundation/William F. Keating, Esq. Endowment Career Development Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize and provide financial support for research efforts by outstanding your cardiovascular scholars. This award is to encourage junior faculty in the early phases of their careers in the field of cardiology. The award will provide one junior faculty member with a year of research support. Preference will be given to applications focusing on hypertension and/or peripheral vascular disease.
1. Will hold rank of instructor or assistant professor at the time of the initiation of the award and have completed adult, pediatric, surgical cardiology fellowship training in a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association;
2. Are members or are eligible to become a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC);
3. Are no more than five years out of training;
4. Have the recommendation and agreement of their division chiefs and their chiefs' assurance that the awards' support will provide protected time for the applicants to pursue their research programs; and
5. Have an agreement with their institutions that the full amount of the award will be designated for the salary support.
The Award: The award will offer $70,000 salary support for one year of research to begin July 1, 2014 and run through June 30, 2015.
Funding Source: The ACC is grateful to the William F. Keating Endowment Fund for supporting this award.
Nomination Procedure: Criteria for selection includes scientific quality of the project, qualifications and commitment of the applicant, and support of the environment to foster the proposed project and applicant's success. Preference will be given to applications focusing on hypertension and/or peripheral vascular disease
Application Deadline: September 23, 2013
American College of Cardiology Foundation Young Investigator Awards Competition
The Young Investigator Awards competition encourages and recognizes young scientific investigators of promise, upon whom progress in the field of cardiology is dependent. A manuscript and abstract summarizing any problem that relates to cardiovascular disease whether it be in etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, or therapy.
Award Categories include the following:
1. ACCF/Herman K. Gold Young Investigator Awards in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
2. Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology
3. Clinical Investigations, Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiac Surgery
4.Cardiovascular Health Outcomes and Population Genetics
*Doctorate level nurses, physician assistants and clinical pharmacists in research are strongly encouraged to apply in this category
Eligibility: Physicians, scientists, medical students, and other healthcare providers currently in residency or fellowship programs, or are no more than three years out of training. PhD, PharmD or DNP candidates who are no more than three years out of training may also apply.
Note: Candidates will be eligible for this award up to four years after completion of training if more than three months of family or sick leave was taken during training or in the first three years after completion of training.
The Award: The first place winner for each category receives $2,000, second place winners receive $1,000; three honorable mentions in each category receive $500. Travel, hotel and meals up to $1,500 will be reimbursed for all 20 finalists to attend the YIA Competition at ACC.14 in Washington, DC.
Funding Source: Support for the ACCF/Herman K. Gold Young Investigator Awards in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology is provided by a grant from CV Path Institute and the family of Herman K. Gold.
Deadline: October 11, 2013
For more information: Email Kristin Robertson or call 800-253-4636, ext. 6390.
2013 Travel Awards to ASNC2013--18th Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
September 26-29, 2013 Chicago, Illinois
The purpose of the ASNC2013 Travel Awards is to encourage ongoing education and to recognize research in nuclear cardiology during fellows’ training programs. Nominees will be selected by a panel of judges to receive Travel Awards in the amount of $1,200, as well as complimentary registration to the conference.
Criteria for Judging:
Criteria include involvement in research activities leading to presentations and publications, preferably during the period of the applicant’s nuclear cardiology-related training. The applicant’s citations should document continued pursuit of a major research question or several inter-related topics demonstrative of a continuing research activity.
ASNC2013 Travel Awards Applications will be accepted March 5-June 14, 2013.
Women in Cardiology Trainee Awards for Excellence
The Women in Cardiology Trainee Awards for Excellence encourage and recognize outstanding academic and clinical performance in women cardiology fellows during cardiovascular-related specialty training. The grant subsidizes travel expenses to the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in November and attendance at the Women in Cardiology professional development program events.
All applicants for travel grants sponsored by a scientific council must be members of the AHA/ASA at any level. If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so no later than May 30 for your membership to be processed in time for the application submission deadline.
Female trainees from ACGME- or AOA-approved training programs should apply.
International fellows are encouraged to apply.
Previous winners of the Women In Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence are not eligible.
Applicants must be able to attend specific Women in Cardiology events on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, at Scientific Sessions 2013 in Dallas, Texas to be able to claim the award.
This grant acknowledges outstanding trainees who exemplify a balance between clinical expertise and scientific interests. While applicants may be actively engaged in research and have associated publications, this is not a requirement for application and selection. The applicant’s professional development, goals and career achievements will also be considered.
How To Apply/ Required Documents
Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required. Hard copies of any part of the application cannot be accepted. This award will be open for application in the system on April 17, 2013.
The application file should contain the following documents in PDF format:
Applicant’s personal statement: Please submit a one-page double- or single-spaced personal statement outlining the following:
How receipt of the Women in Cardiology Travel Grant will further your professional development and goals
Your research and clinical interests
Publications and presentations at meetings
Additional information pertaining to your choice of cardiology as a career
Letter of reference from applicant’s training program director (ACGME- or AOA- approved program in cardiology) that certifies that the applicant is currently enrolled in the program and provides supportive statements on behalf of the applicant as to why she is worthy of an award.
A username and password prevously set up through online profile registration at My.AmericanHeart for Professionals will be necessary to access the Application System.
AHA Professional Membership is required of all applicants for this award. If you are joining the AHA to apply, please wait on your AHA membership number to arrive from AHA Member Services via e-mail before creating an online profile and starting your application file. We suggest that new members join the AHA no later than May 30 for the membership number to be processed and delivered in time for the application deadline.
Up to 25 grant winners will receive $1,200 to be used at their discretion towards expenses associated with attending Scientific Sessions 2013, such as meeting registration, airfare, hotel and meals.
Winners will be acknowledged with an engraved plaque at a special reception and dinner at Scientific Sessions.
Winners will be provided with specific training seminars, mentoring and networking opportunities at the AHA Scientific Sessions.
Winners will be provided with one ticket each to the Women in Cardiology Networking Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Scientific Sessions.
All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System by June 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm Central Time. Applicants needing to join the AHA should do so by May 30 for the membership to be processed in time for the Application System to permit submission the deadline.
For questions, please contact:
Courtney Carroll, Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships
Phone: (214) 706-1181
Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2013
This award recognizes clinical and academic excellence in interventional vascular medicine and aims to stimulate continued commitment and dedication to both outstanding patient care and ongoing academic inquiry by young investigators. The winner will be announced and the award of a $10,000 scholarship will be presented in the Main Arena at TCT 2013.
Candidates for this award must be within five years of the start of their first fellowship or training period and specializing in interventional vascular medicine (interventional cardiology, endovascular medicine, or structural heart disease). Depending on the length of training, physicians in practice for one or two years may be eligible. Candidates may be from any country.
The Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
Criteria and Specifications
• Curriculum vitae
• One or more manuscripts (published, in press, or not yet submitted) that the applicant first-authored or one or more abstracts that the applicant first-authored, accompanied by:
◦ A three to five (3-5) page description of the project(s) and results
◦ At least one supporting letter from a project leader or mentor describing the importance of the project(s) and the applicant's role
• Two letters of recommendation from supervisors who have directly witnessed the applicant in the patient care setting attesting to clinical excellence
Deadline and Submission
All materials must be received on or before August 1, 2013. Materials received after August 1, 2013, will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact Denise Tong at 646-434-4501 or email@example.com
Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation Research Grant Program
CCF's grant program is designed to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and collecting of preliminary data to help secure long-term funding by the National Institutes of Health and other major granting institutions.
Principal investigator must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree and reside in the United States or Canada. The investigator must have a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical institution and have the ability to conduct independent research with publications in established peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.
Funding is available in the range of US$25,000 to US$50,000 for one year of total direct costs. Following the completion of the proposed study, a second year of funding may be requested by application. Upon receipt of a signed CCF letter of agreement and IRB or IACUC approval, CCF will disburse funds in installments during the grant period.
CCF requires a letter of intent in advance of the grant application. The 2013 deadline for Letters of Intent is Friday, June 14 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Only investigators who have submitted a Letter of Intent and have been invited to submit a formal grant application will be considered for CCF funding.
The submission deadline for full grant applications is Friday, September 6, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time with final award decisions to be made in January 2014.
Grant award decisions are made through a careful and detailed peer-review selection process led by CCF's Medical Advisors and approved by CCF's Board of Directors. A study's scientific excellence and relevance to primary forms of pediatric cardiomyopathy is key to being selected for research funding. Details about the grant review process can be obtained by downloading CCF's Grant Requirements & Guidelines document.