Scholarships and Awards

2022 ABC COVID-19 Innovation Awards


The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is pleased to announce a call for our second round of applications to support COVID-19 projects. Our first application round in 2020 at the height of the pandemic resulted in a highly competitive process that resulted in the selection of 6 winners who presented their plans during our COVID-19 webinars earlier this year.


September 1, 2021

In the United States, COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected African-Americans as well as other racial and ethnic groups including Hispanic/LatinX and Native Americans. The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) continues its commitment to addressing this toll on diverse communities through education, research, and advocacy. Recognizing that the underlying COVID-19 inequities are similar in nature to those pertaining to cardiovascular disease, we seek to identify solution-focused mechanisms aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 infection and decreasing cardiovascular and other health risks due to COVID-19.

Thus, ABC welcomes applications from individual(s) or organizations that satisfy one or more of the following:

1. Development of targeted interventions or approaches aimed at addressing issues such as vaccine uptake and long-hauler syndrome especially in Black,
Hispanic/LatinX or Native communities.

2. Implementation of sustainable mechanisms to prevent infection spread.

3. Leverage partnerships with community-facing entities or organizations.

4. Proposals that incorporate access to quality healthcare.

The Award and Criteria

Five individual applications will be awarded: 4 awards each totaling $25,000 and 1 award totaling $50,000 will be disbursed.

Awardees will be required to present their project and its results at an upcoming ABC meeting or webinar within 12-16 months of the award date – date to be determined
Applications should not exceed 3 pages in total length (not including the bibliography). Applications exceeding 3 pages will not be considered. If a bibliography is included, please cite 10 or fewer references. It is expected that applications will at minimum include the following components: Background, Significance, Methods, Anticipated Outcomes, and Impact.

Applicants must be dues paid ABC members from at least June 1, 2020.