The scientific councils of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association want to stimulate interest, knowledge and investigative work by students in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines to conduct research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic sciences early during pre-doctoral training.
Eligible applicants are students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Note that an institution's research project must first be accepted by AHA/ASA before a student may apply and that a student must have support from his or her institution before applying.
The award is for the students to spend a meaningful period on a project or projects either in a block of several months or spread out over a longer period. The minimum full-time commitment is two months.
A $2000 scholarship will be awarded to the institution in one payment upon receipt of the signed acceptance agreement at the AHA/ASA National Center. The entire amount must be used as a stipend for the selected student. Additionally, the top recipient of the Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke will be designated the Howard S. Silverman Scholar. Dr. Silverman, despite severe heart problems, maintained a positive outlook, an active research program, and often served as mentor to medical students, residents and cardiology fellows. The Howard S. Silverman Scholar will receive an additional $1000 stipend.
Other RestrictionsStudents in medical schools or�in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available.�� Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences, who have presumably committed to research careers, are ineligible unless, in the latter group, the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the area of the proposed study. The selected applicant and preceptor must be current members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application.
Shannon Gideon Awards and Lectures Coordinator
The Stroke Council
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231-4596