American Heart Association funding opportunities

The AHA will offer training grants and early career funding programs this fall. Other programs may be added later in the fiscal year. Visit the AHA Research Application Information page for details. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, contact a minimum of two weeks prior to agency deadline.

Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021

This award is made to qualified institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience that supports the AHA mission that encourages undergraduate college students from all disciplines to consider research careers.

Award start date: January 1, 2022.

AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021

Enhances the training of promising students in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global health and wellbeing.

Award start date: January 1, 2022.

AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Enhances the training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate investigative group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research mentor.

Award start date: January 1, 2022.

AHA-CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships who are actively conducting research directly related to advancing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of CHDs.

Award start date: January 1, 2022.

AHA/Enduring Hearts Research Awards in Pediatric Heart Transplantation

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021

The Enduring Hearts Foundation and the AHA established a Collaborative Sciences Award for investigators conducting research specific to solid organ transplantation longevity.

Award start date: July 1, 2022.

Career Development Award

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2021

Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals in the early years of first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease research.

Award start date: April 1, 2022.

For more information, visit the American Heart Association's website

-Submitted by Rebecca L. Hayes

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