Young Investigator Award Competition

Submission Open: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 2, 2019


The Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition recognizes and encourages the work of young investigators and their parent institutions.

The Heart Rhythm Society YIA Subcommittee, which is part of the Scientific Sessions Program Committee and is comprised of senior researchers, clinicians, and scientists, reviews all submissions for the competition. The Subcommittee then selects six finalists to present their work during the Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions.

The YIA Competition is open to any physician or scientist who is presently in a residency, fellowship, or doctoral training program, or who has been in such a program within the past three years (at the time of submission). The competition is also open to students in graduate or medical schools who are working on a problem concerned with cardiac pacing and/or electrophysiology (EP) in the areas of clinical and basic research. The applicant must be the first author of the manuscript submitted for consideration. Multiple submissions from the same author and/or co-authors are discouraged and will result in automatic rejection.


To be considered for the YIA Competition, you must submit an abstract during the Heart Rhythm 2019 Abstract Submission period (October 10 - December 7, 2018) in any subcategory excluding Allied Professionals. Also indicate that you are interested in applying for the YIA Competition. In December, all investigators who indicated their interest will be sent a link to the YIA Competition application site. All additional required materials, including completed manuscript, should be submitted to this site by Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Frequency: Two awards, four honorees; given annually


All six YIA finalists will receive complimentary registration to that year’s Scientific Sessions, a plaque, and reimbursement up to $1,000 per finalist for travel expenses. There will be two first prize awards: $1,000 for basic research and $1,000 for clinical research. The four honorable mentions will each receive $500.