Research Fellowship Awards | Heart Rhythm Society

Research Fellowship Awards

The mission of HRS is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards. To this end, HRS has established a post-doctoral research fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology to encourage and support the research training of MDs, DOs, and PhDs in either basic or clinical electrophysiology. These fellowships assist awardees in initiating careers in electrophysiology research while obtaining significant research results.

Each award includes:

  • A one-year stipend of $50,000,
  • Complimentary membership to the Society, and
  • Complimentary registration to the Heart Rhythm annual conference in the year that the award is presented.
  • An invitations to serve as faculty and present research findings at the Heart Rhythm annual conference at the conclusion of the fellowship.

The HRS Research Fellowship is a very competitive award with a review process that ensures NIH-like rigor and transparency. Award recipients over a 10-year period have co-authored at least 1,200 manuscripts after completing their fellowship, and many have become program directors and leaders in the field of cardiac electrophysiology.

To apply:
  1. Review the 2022-2023 Research Fellowship Award Eligibility and Application Instructions
  2. Download the Research Fellowship Award Application Form
  3. Complete the application form and compile your supporting documents, then save it as a single PDF
  4. Upload the application form and supporting documents to the submission site
Applicant Requirements
  • Must have an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree by June in the year of award activation.
  • May not be enrolled in a graduate or medical school by June in the year of award activation.
  • International applicants are encouraged. However, the applicant must be able to effectively communicate their results in English.
  • Proposed research must be relevant to the goals and aims of the Society. Appropriate fields of study include epidemiological, community, clinical, and basic investigations within the general area of cardiac electrophysiology.
  • Applicant should be intent on pursuing a career in independent research and interested in additional training under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor prior to a career in independent research.
  • HRS expects Fellowship recipients to use this award to promote their long-term goals in the field. Applicants must devote at least 80 percent of their effort to research or activities directly related to the proposed research.
  • At the time of award activation, the candidate cannot have completed three or more years cumulative of post-medical school or post-graduate school (whichever degree is applicable) research experience.

If you have any questions, please contact awards@hrsonline.org.

[This award] helped me bring in $10 million — not only to my lab and my research, but to the biomedical research industry. With that money, I paid salaries for young people that I supported until they got their fellowships.
Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, FHRS

2021-2022 HRS Research Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 HRS Research Fellowship Awards Recipients! 

The 2021-2022 fellowships were awarded at Heart Rhythm 2021. The awardees will present their results at Heart Rhythm 2022.

Dandan Yang, PhD

Dandan Yang, PhD, The Ohio State University
The Kenneth M. Rosen Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic, Inc.

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Alessio Gasperetti, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Wilton W. Webster Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Catheter Ablation
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Biosense Webster, Inc.

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Margaret Infeld, MD, MS, University of Vermont
The Clinical Research Award in Honor of Mark Josephson and Hein Wellens
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic, Inc. 

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Mena Abdelsayed, PhD, Stanford University
Wilton W. Webster Fellowship in Pediatric Electrophysiology
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Biosense Webster, Inc.

 

Heart Rhythm Society Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HRS stakeholders share a common passion for accomplishing our mission to end death and suffering from heart rhythm disorders.

We believe our diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests are assets in reaching that goal, and we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in all our activities, where everyone feels valued, respected, and welcome.

We strive to have organizational leaders who represent all aspects of our diversity and who promote the diversity, equity, and inclusion that are essential to our success.

International applicants are encouraged. However, the applicant must be able to effectively communicate their results in English.