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The goal of this new award from the New York Academy of Medicine is to support promising junior clinical/research faculty in Cardiology or Cardiothoracic Surgery as they prepare to submit NIH or AHA career development awards. The award is intended for applicants with demonstrable prior research experience (as reflected in first-authored publications) who have either applied for or are close to applying for a career development award from the NIH, AHA, or similar organization. Basic, translational, and clinical research projects will be considered. It is expected that ≤20% of time and effort will involve provision of clinical services.

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of award activation (July 2020):

  • Applicant must hold a faculty/staff position up to and including the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent).
  • Applicant must have completed an ACGME-accredited cardiovascular medicine or cardiothoracic surgery fellowship
  • No more than 2 years may have elapsed since the first faculty/staff appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level or equivalent
  • A minimum 75% time commitment for research is required
  • Applications may be submitted for review in the final year of fellowship as long as the applicant will be appointed to a faculty position at the Instructor, Research Assistant Professor, or Assistant Professor level by award activation
  • The Faculty Research award cannot overlap at any time with a NIH or AHA career development award or similar award. If NIH, AHA or similar career development award is obtained during the funding period, remaining NYAM funds will need to be returned.

Application Process

Applicants must complete an online application that requires uploading certain materials and forms:

  1. Career Development Plan (1 page maximum) – The applicant is required to submit a comprehensive career development plan that describes prior training and future career objectives.  In addition, describe how this award will help to develop your career as a funded investigator in cardiovascular sciences.
  2. Research Plan (7 pages maximum)- The applicant is required to submit a comprehensive research proposal to include Aims, Hypotheses to be tested, Significance, Innovation, Background/Preliminary studies, and Approach section, appropriately scaled for feasibility in the 1 year period of the award.  Do not replicate an AHA or NIH proposal as this award is for only 1 year and cannot be renewed.  The research plan must include a statistical analysis plan which justifies sample sizes proposed and power (likelihood that the hypothesized result will be found if, indeed, the hypothesis is true).
  3. Letters of recommendation: Department Chair and/or Division Chief, Research Supervisor and 1 additional letter of recommendation from faculty with knowledge of your research skills and potential.  Department Chair/Division Chief letter must include explicit statements regarding protected time to perform research and allocation of space (which does not need to be independent from mentor).
  4. CV of Mentor and applicant (NIH format)
  5. IRB/IACUC approval documentation is required at award activation

To begin the application process, click on the link below. You will be asked to complete an eligibility quiz. Provided that you meet the program eligibility requirements, you will then be asked to register by creating a login and password. With your login and password, you will be able to access the online application, including the forms that you must upload and complete.


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Award Information 

Up to $85,000 inclusive of fringe benefits + 15% indirect costs. No equipment or supply support is available.

Current & Previous Recipients

Jared S. Kushner, MD
Prevention of Arrhythmia Through Disruption of CaV1.2 a-B Subunit Interaction
Columbia University Medical Center

Sasa Vukelic, MD
Prevention of Angiodysplasia Related Gastrointestinal Bleeding in CF-LVAD Patients - Role of Digoxin
Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine