American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship


To help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training. Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems. All basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems. For post baccalaureate, predoctoral M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. (or equivalent) students seeking research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career. Full-time students working towards their degrees.


Restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Award Amount

$21,000 per year, plus an additional $1,000 for health insurance, not to exceed $4,000/yr, $1,000 toward health insurance costs.