American College of Cardiology Hani Najm Global Scholarship

The Hani Najm Global Scholar Award was established to encourage the sharing of knowledge between international cardiology professionals to better combat the devastating effects of cardiovascular disease worldwide. It aims to provide early career cardiologists residing in the Middle East and Africa the opportunity to elevate their training by participating in the ACC Annual Scientific Session and completing an Observership Program in the United States.

This Observership Program offers awardees the opportunity to shadow practicing cardiologists and health professionals at a US hospital, watch procedures and surgeries first-hand, and attend patient rounds and teaching conferences. The goal is to strengthen the awardees clinical knowledge in their particular specialty as well as facilitate knowledge exchange between the participating awardee and US medical professionals and institutions.

About American College of Cardiology

The College recognizes its responsibility in bringing a clinical view and a patient voice to medical innovation, toward the goal of improved patient care. This alignment with our Mission “to improve heart health,” prompted the Board of Trustees to form an innovation group overseen by senior leaders. Drs. James Januzzi, Mike Mack, Fred Masoudi, Roxana Mehran and I comprise the Innovation Development Work Group and are responsible for overseeing this work, which is led by an exceptionally gifted team. It is our goal to search for, aid and promote the development of technologies.

Benefits of Hani Najm Global Scholar Award

  • The ACC will award 3 early career cardiologists, with at least one award dedicated to a cardiovascular surgeon.
  • This is a 3-4 week-long observership set for April 2024.
  • One week will include a trip to ACC’s Annual Scientific Session within the United State where awardees will be invited to programming by the Early Career Section and recognized at Convocation.

The ACC will cover flights, lodging, and meeting registration and offer a stipend of the length of the program.

Qualification Requirements

The Hani Najm Global Scholar Award is open to Early Career Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  •  Must reside and practice in the Middle East or Africa
  •  Practicing cardiology between 2 to 10 years after completion of formal training
  •  Has, or will be able to obtain, a passport and the appropriate visa for travel to the United States
  •  Will be available to complete their observership during April 2024
  •  Has a good command of the English language
  •  Has not previously participated in ACC’s Annual Scientific Sessions

Awardees may be required to fulfill further eligibility requirements requested by the participating US institution (ex. proof of immunization). These topics will be discussed with awardees upon invitation to the program.

In line with goals of the ACC’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, this program is committed to improving diversity and inclusion within the cardiovascular workforce.

The ACC recognizes the success of its mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health is dependent on including people, as members and as leaders, who provide a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. All professionals meeting the requirements are encouraged to apply.

Documents Required for Application

  •  Completed Online Application (Applications Open May 19)
  •  Letter of Intent
  •  Current Curriculum Vitae
  •  2 Letters of Recommendations
  •  Copy of Form of ID (for residency verification)
  •  Proof of successful completion of a training program that allows you to practice CV medicine*

*proof includes copies of any of the following documents: medical license, medical school certificate/diploma, residency or training program certificate/diploma

All documents must be submitted in English or must be accompanied by an official translation. Applicants assume all costs associated with authenticating, retrieving and submitting documents and material in support of their application. The ACC does not charge an application fee.

For questions, please contact Ana Lucca at

How To Apply

Each applicant is responsible for ensuring their application is complete and that all information and supporting documents provided are authentic and accurate. Due consideration will be given to applicant’s previous achievements, career goals, and ability to demonstrate ACC’s core values.

In order to apply for the 2024 Hani Najm Global Scholar Award applicants must submit a completed Online Application and all required documents by Monday, August 14, 2023.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the website before applying.

For more details, visit ACC website on

1 thought on “American College of Cardiology Hani Najm Global Scholarship”

  1. HiHi sir,

    Thank you very much for your efforts you used to put in the help of others. We really appreciate 🙏.Hope you will fine and happy. Sir now I am in intermediate level(first year marks is 425/550.
    Second year marks will come in August or September .By the way, I will like to left some comments concerning about the fully funded scholarship of nursing or bs cardiology or medicine. I want fully funded scholarship and after graduation i want to work in hospital of that country to help people.Please the motive of my life is to help people and to save life. Sir hope you will selected me for fully funded scholarship. Sir the reason of my fully funded scholarship is that my parents
    Income is unsufficant to pay my fee.He has a dream to become my son a Doctor to help people.
    And I am applying for your university because this community member help people and also provide fully funded scholarship for poor people to achieve their dream.
    Thank you so much
    Syed Muhammad Amir
    From peshawar Pakistan

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