In a time when both public and private research grants have markedly decreased for early career researchers, the ACCF’s award program continues to support these young investigators. The 2021 ACC/ACCF awards program will present awards to support the training and development of young cardiovascular investigators in the categories listed below.

The Committee annually invites applications for the awards below on a broad range of research topics from cardiovascular professionals currently enrolled in accredited training programs to those in their early career years. Please note that, as necessary, ad hoc reviewers will be appointed in those instances requiring expertise beyond the realm of the committee.

  ACCF Young Investigator Awards Competition
  ACCF Young Investigator Awards Competition

Description: The Young Investigator Awards competition encourages and recognizes young scientific investigators of promise, upon whom progress in the field of cardiology is dependent. Submit 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. Clinical Investigations
  2. Basic and Translational Science
  3. Outcomes Research

Please click here for YIA Category Descriptions

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; four honorable mentions in each category receive $500. Travel, hotel and meals up to $1,500 will be reimbursed for all 18 finalists to attend the YIA Competitions at ACC.21 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Submit Your Science by October 27, 2020.
Click here to learn more for more information on submitting your science.

  ACCF/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders
  ACCF/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders

Application information for the 2021 ACCF/Merck Research Fellowships Coming Soon.