This award is designed to motivate physicians early in their training to pursue their interest in research that investigates topics in cardiac, thoracic, and vascular anesthesia and disease. Eligible abstracts submitted for consideration to the Scientific Program will be considered for one of five $1,000 travel grant awards.

Important Information

  • Applicants must first submit an abstract to the Scientific Program Call for Abstracts, open September 9 - November 4, 2019
  • Award applications should be emailed
  • Application Deadline: November 11, 2019
    • Please refer to the Early Career Investigator Award instructions regarding the additional materials that need to be submitted. ​

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Submitting abstract author must:
    • Be enrolled in an Anesthesiology Residency or Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship program, or have completed such training in the previous 12 months prior to the SCA Annual Meeting
    • Be an SCA member
    • Have performed the majority of the research
  2. The abstract must be submitted to the Annual Meeting’s Scientific Program abstract call. Abstracts submitted to any other call will not be considered
  3. Joint first author abstracts are not eligible for consideration
  4. The research must be an original, scientifically sound, hypothesis-driven exploration
  5. The abstract must be unpublished in manuscript form
    • The abstract may be simultaneously submitted for publication, but it must be under publication embargo (online or print) until after the SCA Annual Meeting
  6. A senior mentor must assume responsibility for the research


Click Here for the 2020 Early Career Investigator Award Application Instructions 


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