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AHA’s Second Century Early Faculty Independence Award (USA cardiovascular health)

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The AHA’s Second Century Early Faculty Independence Award supports highly promising investigators in the early years of their first professional appointment as they address one of several possible areas of critical, emerging priority. Suggested thematic areas of research focus include:

  • Technology-driven health care and diagnostics, including artificial intelligence/machine learning approaches, telemedicine, biosensors and wearables
  • Novel and emerging therapeutics, including genome editing therapies and regenerative therapies
  • Environmental impacts on health, including direct and indirect effects
  • Research and solutions for issues affecting aging populations and the shrinking healthcare workforce

Applicants must be:

  • At the time of proposal submission, the applicant must hold an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, DDS, or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree.
  • Applicants can be up to and including Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
  • Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply but must have attained a faculty appointment by the time of award activation (July 1, 2023).
  • Associate and Full Professors are not eligible to apply.
  • Investigators who have been awarded NIH K99/R00 or R01 grants are not eligible to apply. 
  • The awardee must devote at least 10% effort to this award.

The award provides a total of 100,000 USD/year (including 10% indirect costs) over 3 years.

Letters of intent deadline has been extended to October 19, 2023 and invited full applications close on January 9, 2024.

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