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American Heart Association AHA Fellowships 2017

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The American Heart Association AHA is is delighted to invite applications for AHA Fellowships. Candidate Fellows must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.O. or equivalent terminal doctoral degree, and must meet institutional requirements for grant submission to apply for the fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to train a generation of postdoctoral fellows in the scientific area of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and cloud computing. Fellows who do the best will receive total award amount of $150,000 over two years.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. Originally formed in New York City in 1924 as the Association for the Prevention and Relief of Heart Disease, it is currently headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency.

Eligibility:

All Scholarship applicants must be:

  • Candidate Fellows must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.O. or equivalent terminal doctoral degree, and must meet institutional requirements for grant submission.
  • At the time of award activation, the candidate may have no more than five years of postdoctoral research training or experience (excluding clinical training).
  • The fellow will be expected to devote at least 80 percent of full-time work either to research or to activities pursuant to independent research (instead of administrative, clinical, or teaching responsibilities).

How to Apply:

Applicants who are interested in applying for the fellowship can register by the given link: https://research.americanheart.org/ris/template.jsp?pid=ris.extlogin&_requestid=3666

Supporting Documents:

Applicants must provide following documents along with their application

  • Fellow BioSketch (5-page limit) Use of the NIH biographical sketch is required for AHA programs. Use the NIH Fellowship Biographical Sketch Format. The fellow is to include his/her training and career goals in Section 1: Personal Statement. The AHA may request a transcript of the fellow’s academic record.
  • Three Reference Letters to be uploaded by submission deadline – (1-2 pages each) Those asked to provide letters will be linked to the Referent Information Page. The referent will upload their reference letter through Grants-at-Heart.

Financial Aid and Award Money:             

  • The Uncovering New Patterns Fellowship is funded at $75,000/ year for a total award amount of $150,000 over two years.
  • The Institute Executive Committee reserves the right to determine the final award amount for competitive projects based on need and potential impact.

Application Deadline: 

Application deadline of the fellowship is August 24, 2017.

Link for More Information:

http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/InstituteforPrecisionCardiovascularMedicine/UCM_461668_Information-on-the-Institute-for-Precision-Cardiovascular-Medicine.jsp

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