The Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) is a mechanism that provides AHA an opportunity to address key strategic issues as determined by the AHA Board of Directors. The SFRN is comprised of three to four institutions working on three projects each that are focused in one strategic area. The topic for the 2013-2014 Network is Prevention. Visit the Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network page for more information on the soon to be released RFA and other application information.
The 2013-2014 Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network LOI Deadline is December 6, 2013 and the Application Deadline is February 4, 2014.
Starting in 2014-2015, the AHA will begin funding two of these Networks each year with launches occurring every six months. Each Network will receive $12-15M in funding.
The AHA Board of Directors will select two new strategically focused areas for these Networks at their February 2014 meeting. The Board of Directors is currently seeking submissions for “Focused Areas” of research from the AHA Councils and Affiliates.
As can be seen in the previous Networks, such as Bugher, the focused areas represent both broad and narrow concepts, which can provide inquiry directly relating to AHA’s Mission and the 2020 Impact Goal.