National and Affiliate Research Program Award Commitments

Updated:Feb 19,2015



AHA Research Commitments 2013-2014
 Funded by National Program
(in millions)
Funded by Affiliate
(in millions)
Founders Affiliate
(Conn., Mass., Maine, N.H., N.J., N.Y., R.I., Vt.)
$15.12$10.77
Great Rivers Affiliate
(Del., Ky., Ohio, Pa., W. Va.)
$5.82$8.47
Greater Southeast Affiliate
(Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., P.R., Tenn.)
$14.77$9.90
Mid-Atlantic Affiliate
(D.C., Md. N.C., S.C., Va.)
$4.75$7.32
Midwest Affiliate
(Iowa, Ill., Ind., Kan., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.D., Neb., S.D., Wis.)
$12.73$13.32
SouthWest Affiliate
(Ariz., Colo., N.M., Okla., Texas, Wyo.)
$10.52$19.96
Western States Affiliate
(Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, Idaho, Mont., Nev., Ore., Utah, Wash.)
$11.25$14.10
Total Commitment to Active Awards$74.96$73.87


American Heart Association Research Programs
Program2014 New Awards2014 New Award Commitment
(in dollars)
Continuing  AwardsDescription
Undergraduate Research Fellowship37$391,500 Three affiliates help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Medical Student Research Fellowship7$150,4006Western States Affiliate encourages promising students to consider an academic career in cardiovascular disease and stroke research.
Innovative Science Award4$800,000 One-time Western States Affiliate award for initiation of highly innovative, high-risk, high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements accelerating cardiovascular and stroke research.
Predoctoral Fellowship232$11,330,000185All affiliates help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Postdoctoral Fellowship232$21,238,986207All affiliates provide training for and encourage the pursuit of research careers.
Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award10$5,929,94329National program to privde funding for beginning physician-scientists with outstanding potential for careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Mentored Clinical and Population Research Program35$5,305,64139All affiliates and the National research Program encourage early investigators to engage in high quality introductory and pilot clinical and population studies.
Scientist Development Grant120$36,024,791384Helps promising beginning scientists move from completion of research training to independent investigators.
Beginning Grant-in-Aid43$6,023,86441Four affiliates promote the independent status of promising beginning scientists.
Innovative Research Grant14$2,100,00018National program to support highly innovative, high-risk, high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.
Grant-in-Aid194$30,278,894193Six affiliates support innovative, highly meritorious cardiovascular and stroke research projects from independent investigators.
Established Investigator Award10$3,999,99832National program to support mid-term investigators with unusual promise, an established record of accomplishments, and a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science.
Bugher Foundation Stroke Center11$7,248,000 Collaboration of basic, clinical and population researchers from different specialties, whose collective efforts will lead to new approaches to prevent and treat stroke.
Collaborative Sciences Award4$2,999,866 National program funds research goals that can only be achieved through innovative collaboration among disparate disciplines.
Mentor/AHA Mentee Award4$180,000 National program for qualified mentors to support new research in areas by early-career scientists, with a special focus on underserved minorities.
Strategically Focused Research Network16$14,836,433 National program promotes multi-institutional, multidisciplinary collaboration directed toward a key strategic issue.