The American Heart Association funds research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association supports research in clinical and basic sciences, bioengineering, biotechnology and public health.
National program investigators are also encouraged to submit applications related to obesity, women and heart disease, and resuscitation. No specific percent or dollar amount of national research funds has been set aside for these focused research areas. Proposals will go through the customary peer review process with fundability determined by peer review criteria, independent of the science areas of interest.
Awards are limited to non-profit institutions such as medical, osteopathic and dental schools, veterinary schools, schools of public health, pharmacy schools, nursing schools, universities and colleges, public and voluntary hospitals, other non-profit institutions that can demonstrate the ability to conduct the proposed research. Applications will not be accepted for work with funding to be administered through any federal institution or work to be performed by a federal employee, except for Veterans Administration employees. Funding is prohibited for awards at non-U.S. institutions.
Submission of an application to the AHA Research Programs must be made through Grants@Heart. Paper submissions will not be accepted. The system is available 24/7 through Internet connection and a Web browser.
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Central Time, on the deadline date. Application deadlines vary by funding component. Applicants are encouraged to submit early as the system will shut down at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.