Research Plan

Updated:Apr 7,2014



The Research Plan must be created as a Word processed document that is converted to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.  Only PDF files will be accepted by the Grants@Heart system.  A document that exceeds the page limit will be rejected by the system.

Instructions and guidelines will display when you select the appropriate page limit for your program type. Be certain that you address the PEER REVIEW CRITERIA when preparing your research plan.

  • 5-page limit  for the Abbreviated Proposal for the National Innovative Research Grant
  • 8-page limit  for the Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 10-page limit  for the Abbreviated Proposal for the National Established Investigator Award
  • 12-page limit  for all other programs
Exception:  The Undergraduate Student Research Program does not require a research plan.

Contact us for questions/inquiries about programs and login issues/assistance.

Call Center Operator with ComputerMailing Address:
American Heart Association
Division of Research Administration
AHA National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX  75231-4596

E-mail:  apply@heart.org 
214-360-6107