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