American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship


The AHA Predoctoral Fellowship aims to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and brain health.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be an AHA Professional Member.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, individual with pending permanent resident status, individual with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, or international student (see the AHA website for visa requirements).
  • Be enrolled in a post-baccalaureate PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD, DDS, DrPH, or PhD in nursing or equivalent clinical health science doctoral degree program, and seeking research training with a sponsor prior to embarking upon a research career.
  • Be a full-time student working towards their degree.
  • Have a mentor/sponsor for collaboration and research funding. 

How to Apply

Apply online on the AHA website.

You must coordinate with UB's Sponsored Project Services (SPS) for this award. We recommend contacting your SPS Representative at least two weeks in advance of the deadline to complete any necessary submission procedures.

Past Award Recipients and Honorees





Field(s) of Study


2023 Ahmed Soliman Epidemiology
2022 Kexin Zhu Epidemiology