National and Affiliate Research Program Award Commitments

Updated:Nov 4,2015



AHA Research Commitments 2014-2015
 Funded by Association-wide Research Program
(in millions)
Funded by Affiliate
(in millions)
Founders Affiliate
(Conn., Mass., Maine, N.H., N.J., N.Y., R.I., Vt.)
$13.54$12.29
Great Rivers Affiliate
(Del., Ky., Ohio, Pa., W. Va.)
$8.76$8.54
Greater Southeast Affiliate
(Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., P.R., Tenn.)
$14.49$10.91
Mid-Atlantic Affiliate
(D.C., Md. N.C., S.C., Va.)
$8.67$7.57
Midwest Affiliate
(Iowa, Ill., Ind., Kan., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.D., Neb., S.D., Wis.)
$14.60$14.59
SouthWest Affiliate
(Ariz., Colo., N.M., Okla., Texas, Wyo.)
$6.24$11.55
Western States Affiliate
(Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, Idaho, Mont., Nev., Ore., Utah, Wash.)
$5.13$12.70
Total Commitment to Active Awards$71.44$78.15


American Heart Association Research Programs
Program2015 New Awards2015 New Award Commitment
(in dollars)
Continuing  AwardsDescription
Undergraduate Research Fellowship24$319,500Help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Medical Student Research Fellowship3$61,7005Encourages promising students to consider an academic career in cardiovascular disease and stroke research.
Predoctoral Fellowship227$10,879,000179Helps students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Postdoctoral Fellowship223$20,514,980189Provides training for and encourages the pursuit of research careers.
Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award3$1,779,00034For beginning physician-scientists with outstanding potential for careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Mentored Clinical and Population Research Program24$3,586,29934Encourages early-career investigators to engage in high quality introductory and pilot clinical and population studies.
Scientist Development Grant115$31,978,997351Helps promising beginning scientists move from completion of research training to independent investigators.
Beginning Grant-in-Aid42$5,870,63039Promote independence of promising beginning scientists.
Innovative Research Grant15$2,240,00013Supports 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-Aid189$29,418,390209Innovative, highly meritorious cardiovascular and stroke research projects from independent investigators.
Established Investigator Award4$1,520,00041Mid-term investigators with unusual promise, an established record of accomplishments, and a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science.
Bugher Foundation Stroke Center0011 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 Award10$2,999,997Association-wide Research program funds research goals that can only be achieved through innovative collaboration among disparate disciplines.
Mentor/AHA Mentee Award5$225,000Enables qualified mentors to support new research in areas by early-career scientists, with a special focus on underserved minorities.
Strategically Focused Research Network32$29,673,600 16Promotes multi-institutional, multidisciplinary collaboration directed toward a key strategic issue.
CVGPS Grand Challenge Grant2$4,000,0000Accelerates the discovery of personalized treatments and prevention of cardiovascular disease by enabling researchers to access massive volumes of data from multiple studies, including the Framingham and Jackson Heart Studies.
CVGPS Pathway Grant8$3,985,4890Accelerates the discovery of personalized treatments and prevention of cardiovascular disease by enabling researchers to access massive volumes of data from multiple studies, including the Framingham and Jackson Heart Studies.