National and Affiliate Research Program Award Commitments

Updated:Oct 9,2014

Distribution of 2012-13 Awards by Program Association-Wide
Postdoctoral Fellowship27%
Predoctoral Fellowshop23%
Grant-in-Aid18%
Scientist Development Grant15%
Beginning Grant-in-Aid5%
Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award4%
Undergraduate Fellowship3%
Innovative Research Grant2%
Established Investigator Award1%
Medical Student Program1%
Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award1%


AHA Research Commitments 2012-2013
 Funded by National Program
(in millions)
Funded by Affiliate
(in millions)
Founders Affiliate$49.8$24.3
Great Rivers Affiliate$33.09$15.6
Greater Southeast Affiliate$26.5$17.2
Mid-Atlantic Affiliate$19.8$13.8
Midwest Affiliate$32.6$24.1
SouthWest Affiliate$20.5$17.0
Western States Affiliate$30.6$27.2
Total Commitment to Active Awards$212.2$139.6


American Heart Association Research Programs
Program2013 New Awards2013 New Award Commitment
(in dollars)
Awards Continuing in 2012-13Description
Undergraduate Research Fellowship29$143,4506Three affiliates help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Medical Student Research Program9$185,1006Western States Affiliate encourages promising students to consider an academic career in cardiovascular disease and stroke research.
Predoctoral Fellowship224$10,875,120204All affiliates help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Postdoctoral Fellowship261$23,653,372199All affiliates provide training for and encourage the pursuit of research careers.
Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award27$7,709,00027National program to privde funding for beginning physician-scientists with outstanding potential for careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Mentored Clinical and Population Research Program41$6,235,19830All affiliates and the National research Program encourage early investigators to engage in high quality introductory and pilot clinical and population studies.
Scientist Development Grant146$44,308,606387Two affiliates help promising beginning scientists move from completion of research training to independent investigators.
Beginning Grant-in-Aid45$6,249,84051Four affiliates promote the independent status of promising beginning scientists.
Innovative Research Grant18$2,699,99915National 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-Aid177$27,544,662158Six affiliates support innovative, highly meritorious cardiovascular and stroke research projects from independent investigators.
Established Investigator Award15$5,998,57935National program to support mid-term investigators with unusual promise, an established record of accomplishments, and a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science.