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The Richard J. Bing Award for Young Investigators is given at each World Congress of the International Society for Heart Research. The purpose of this Award is to recognize outstanding endeavors by new investigators in research activities, and to encourage continued biomedical research careers broadly related to cardiovascular biology. Details of the competition are as follows:
  1. Candidates must be active members (or have applied for membership) of the ISHR (membership application forms are available on the ISHR website at or from the ISHR Exec Sec, Dr.Leslie Anderson Lobaugh (  
  1. Candidates must be either graduate students or have received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) less than 8 years prior to the opening day of the Congress.  Allowance will be made for career breaks.  It is the responsibility of the candidate and supervisor to justify the degree of disruption to the career.
  1. Applications must include the following:
  • An original manuscript in any area of cardiovascular biology
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter signed by the candidate’s immediate supervisor (e.g. Division Head, Department Chairman, or Institute Director) including the following: (1)  A statement detailing how much of the design and research work was done by the candidate and by co-investigators, (2) In the case of multi-authored manuscripts, a statement indicating that, among all of the co-authors, the applicant is the most appropriate candidate for the Award and offering rationale for this opinion, (3)  A statement that the candidate is either a graduate student or has received their PhD (or equivalent) less than 8 years prior to the opening day of the Congress (June 3, 2019) or a statement providing details of, and justification for, a career break, (4)  A statement confirming that the manuscript is unpublished (as defined by not having appeared on PubMed) by the closing date for award submissions (February 1, 2019), and (5) Confirmation that the candidate is, or has applied to become, a member of the ISHR.

All of these items should be provided in electronic format, as a SINGLE PDF file by email to both the Chair of the Bing Award Committee, Dr Asa Gustafsson,, and the ISHR Exec Sec, Dr Leslie Anderson Lobaugh (  If you do not get a confirming e-mail within one week, please send a follow up inquiry without the attached files.

  1. The manuscript must be unpublished (as defined by not having appeared on PubMed) by the closing date for submissions for the Award (February 1, 2019).
  2. The application materials must be received by Drs. Gustafsson and Lobaugh no later than February 1, 2019.   Applications received after that date will not be considered.
  3. Only one submission per author will be considered. The candidate must be the sole or the first author of the manuscript submitted.
  4. Four finalists will be selected from the submitted works by a Committee of the ISHR. ISHR will cover the registration fee at the World Congress for all Finalists.   A photograph and biosketch of the winner will be published in Heart News and Views, and will be posted in the ISHR website.
  5. At the Congress, each finalist will verbally present his/her study to the Society. The winner of the Award will receive a plaque and a cash award of US$1,500. The three runner-ups will receive a plaque and a cash award of US$1000.
  6. Any finalist who, for any reason, cannot personally present his or her work must withdraw from the competition. Substitute presenters are not allowed.

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