Young Investigator Awards | Heart Rhythm Society

Young Investigator Awards

The  Young Investigator Awards (YIA) encourage promising investigators to promote quality research.


The Young Investigator Awards (YIA) recognize and encourage the work of young investigators and their parent institutions.


The Heart Rhythm Society YIA Subcommittee, composed of senior researchers, clinicians, and scientists, holds an annual YIA Competition in which it reviews all submissions and selects six finalists to present their work during Heart Rhythm.


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 Abstract Submission period in any subcategory excluding Allied Professionals. Also, indicate that you are interested in applying for the YIA Competition. All investigators who indicated their interest will be sent a link to the YIA Competition application site. 


Two awards, four honorees; given annually


All six YIA finalists will receive complimentary registration to that year's Heart Rhythm and reimbursement of 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.