The Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Award | Heart Rhythm Society

The Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Award


This award promotes excellence in clinical research by recognizing an early career researcher with the highest scoring abstract from select sub-categories in the Clinical Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation abstract categories.

Designed for the physician scientist with interest and expertise in arrhythmia research, this award aims to support the early career researcher who is one to five years out of fellowship training.


This award is available to eligible persons submitting an abstract in the Clinical Electrophysiology or Ablation categories. 

To be considered, you must indicate your interest in applying for this award during the regular abstract submission period.  Abstracts must conform to the published abstract rules and procedures and be received by the deadline.

The award is open to the early career researcher one to five years out of Fellowship training. The research for the eligible abstract must have been substantially completed during this time period and must involve intact human subjects. 

Award Process

The Heart Rhythm Program Chair and Vice Chair will select the award winner. Award selection will be based on both the relative abstract scores and relative subject matter. 

Frequency: One award; given annually


Award winners receive:

  • Complimentary registration to the current year's Heart Rhythm
  • Commemorative plaque
  • $2,500 for travel and housing expenses
  • $2,000 cash award
  • Honorary mention at the Heart Rhythm Awards Ceremony.

Supported by the Eric and Bonnie Prystowsky Early Career Fund

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