The 2024 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides research funding for US-based new independent researchers within five years and nine months of their first faculty appointment. Applicants must be members of the AHA and be US citizens or have the necessary permission to legally work in the USA. Applicants must hold an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, DDS, or equivalent degree. The Award provides 77,000 USD/year for 3 years, including 10% institutional indirect costs. Applications open on October 2, 2023 and close on December 6, 2023.