Scholarships and Awards

2020 ABC COVID-19 Innovation Awards


The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is pleased to share this call for applications to support COVID-19 projects. ABC’s Research Fund is supported, in part, by Amgen.


1. United States citizenship
2. Active ABC membership within the past year
3. Have an MD, PhD, or other advanced masters level or higher degree in nursing,
pharmacy, public health, or a related field
4. Applications are limited to United States nonprofit organizations or institutions
5. ABC strongly encourages applications from fellows in training, early career cardiologists,
diverse groups and individuals including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities,
the LGBTQ Community and persons with disabilities


August 10, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected African Americans and other racial and ethnic minority groups living in the United States, as well as Blacks worldwide. The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) continues its commitment to addressing this toll on minority communities through education, research and advocacy. Improving access to care and thoughtful actions to address this crisis are important to address underlying cardiovascular health disparities that are, in part, rooted in structural discrimination and segregation. In an effort to identify solution-focused mechanisms aimed at mitigating the pandemic’s impact, ABC has established the Association of Black Cardiologists COVID-19 Innovation Awards.

Thus, ABC welcomes applications from individual(s) or organizations that satisfy one or more of the following:
1. Novel targeted interventions or approaches at the community level aimed at preventing infection or decreasing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in black and Hispanic/Latin X communities
2. Incorporation of sustainable mechanisms to decrease infection spread
3. Partnerships with community facing entities or organizations
4. Proposals that incorporate access to quality healthcare

Submission Requirements
1. Scroll down to fill out the page below.
2. Upload up to a two-page proposal with no smaller than 11 Arial font and 0.5-inch margins;
an additional up to one page of references is allowed.
3. Applications will only be accepted from individual(s) at United States non-profit
institutions or organizations.

The Award

Six individual applications will be awarded: 4 for awards each totaling $25,000 and 2 awards each totaling $50,000 will be disbursed.

Awardees will be required to present their project and its results at an upcoming ABC meeting or webinar – date to be determined but within 12-16 months of the award date.

2020 ABC COVID-19 Innovation Awards

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