Research Fellowships

Funding Agency:
Heart Rhythm Society

The mission of HRS is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal healthcare policies and standards. To this end, HRS has established a post-doctoral research fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology to encourage and support the research training of MDs, DOs, and PhDs in either basic or clinical electrophysiology. These fellowships assist awardees in initiating careers in electrophysiology research while obtaining significant research results.

Each award includes:

  • A one-year stipend of $50,000
  • Complimentary membership to the Society
  • Complimentary registration to the Heart Rhythm Annual Meeting in the year that the award is presented
  • An invitation to serve as faculty and present research findings at the Heart Rhythm Annual Meeting at the conclusion of the fellowship

The HRS Research Fellowship is a very competitive award with a review process that ensures NIH-like rigor and transparency. Award recipients over a 10-year period have co-authored at least 1,200 manuscripts after completing their fellowship, and many have become program directors and leaders in the field of cardiac electrophysiology.


Deadline: Jan. 21, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree by June in the year of award activation.
  • May not be enrolled in a graduate or medical school by June in the year of award activation.
  • International applicants are encouraged. However, the applicant must be able to effectively communicate their results in English.
  • Proposed research must be relevant to the goals and aims of the Society. Appropriate fields of study include epidemiological, community, clinical, and basic investigations within the general area of cardiac electrophysiology.
  • Applicant should be intent on pursuing a career in independent research and interested in additional training under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor prior to a career in independent research.
  • HRS expects Fellowship recipients to use this award to promote their long-term goals in the field. Applicants must devote at least 80 percent of their effort to research or activities directly related to the proposed research.
  • At the time of award activation, the candidate cannot have completed three or more years cumulative of post-medical school or post-graduate school (whichever degree is applicable) research experience.

​​​​​​​Fellows must receive counsel and direction from a senior investigator interested in the conduct and progress of the research project, and each fellow must have a qualified sponsor. Each sponsor is limited to one application per funding cycle. If more than one applicant lists the same sponsor, all applications with that sponsor will be withdrawn.

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 21, 2024