MyHeart Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Scholarship

MyHeart Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Scholarship

To assist students seeking a career in healthcare and aid in the awareness of heart disease, a group of cardiologists led by Dr. Mustafa Ahmed and Dr. Philip Johnson are providing 2 students with financial assistance ($1,000) and ongoing mentoring/advice on career and education decisions.

To be eligible for the MyHeart Scholarship, you must be:

  • Interested in the study of cardiovascular health or the pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry.
  • Pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree (Two-year degrees are eligible.)
  • A current resident of the United States

To apply, students should complete the application here:

The deadline for applications if February 15, 2016. Please submit questions directly to


Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Fellowship opportunity:

This foundations offers a year of research in a wide variety of cardiovascular fields at a medical school other than the one in which the medical student is enrolled, although exceptions are made.

Second- and third-year medical students are encouraged to apply, and fourth-years who have negotiated a graduation deferment may apply. Applicants who are not US citizens must maintain an appropriate visa.   MD/PHD students are not eligible.  Prior research experience is not required.

Fellowship awardees receive the following benefits:

  • $32,000 annual stipend
  • Allowances up to $8,000 for travel support to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory and attend the Sarnoff Annual Scientific Meeting and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, moving expenses, health insurance and funds for travel to present a paper at two national conferences

Application requirements include a completed application form, a three-page essay, a one-page personal statement, a medical school transcript, three letters of recommendation and any other materials that would enhance the application package.

Deadline: January 11, 2017

For further information visit :

For more information, contact:

Dana Boyd, Executive Director
Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
731 Walker Road, Suite G-2
Great Falls, VA 22066

Phone: 703-759-7600


AMA Seed Grant Research Program

AMA Seed Grant Research Program

Grants from $2,500 to $5,000 are offered to medical students, residents and fellows to conduct basic science or clinical research projects on cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases, pancreatic cancer, and neoplastic Diseases.


  • Applicants must be a medical student, physician resident or fellow of an accredited US medical school or institution; they must also be either a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US. Projects must be applicant-conceived, rather than ongoing research of their mentor or Principal Investigator.
  • This program is open to both AMA and non-AMA members. Membership with the AMA does not factor into the grant selection process.


Applications available at

Deadline:  January 6, 2017