The AHA has expanded applicant eligibility for the 2022 Career Development Award (CDA) in recognition of interruptions to career progression due to the pandemic, as follows:
At the time of award activation on April 1, 2022, no more than five years and 9 months may have elapsed since the applicant’s first faculty/staff appointment (after receipt of doctoral degree).
At the time of application, the applicant must hold an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, DDS, or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree.
- Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply but must have attained faculty appointment by the time of award activation.
- NIH K99/R00 awardees may apply if they will be in the R00 stage of the award at time of AHA Career Development Award activation.
- The AHA will permit a Career Development Awardee to concurrently hold an NIH K award if there is no budgetary overlap. The awardee must devote at least 10% effort to the Career Development Award.
- The applicant may submit only one Career Development Award application per deadline.
- The applicant may not be a current or prior recipient of an AHA Career Development Award or AHA Scientist Development Grant (affiliate or association-wide).
- The applicant may submit the same or similar application three times (the original plus two resubmissions). The same or similar application submitted the fourth time will be administratively withdrawn.
- Strategically Focused Research Network personnel may hold individual AHA awards.
- In limited cases, a delay of the award start date may be allowable up to six months.
- A Career Development awardee may also hold an AHA Collaborative Sciences Award, Innovative Project Award, Transformational Project Award, and may be the program director or sponsor on an AHA Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program Award.
$77,000 per year, including 10% institutional indirect costs.
The award may be used for salary and fringe benefits of the principal investigator, collaborating investigator(s), mentoring team members, and other participants with faculty appointments, consistent with percent effort, and for project-related expenses, such as salaries of technical personnel essential to the conduct of the project, supplies, equipment, computers/electronics, travel (including international travel), volunteer subject costs, and publication costs, etc.
Award Duration: Three years. non-renewable
Total Award Amount: $231,000