Summer 2014 Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network

Updated:Jun 16,2014

Network Topic Announcement

The Strategically Focused Research Network will focus on Hypertension.

The AHA is interested in the science community exploring all aspects of hypertension, which can assist the AHA in reaching its 2020 Goals and overall mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

A Network is comprised of three to four institutions, or Centers, working on three projects each that are focused on one strategic area.

To that end, the AHA pursues research from the basic, clinical and population sciences. This RFA will require that each submission have an overall application from the Center Director, as well as three proposals from project Principal Investigators in this specific area:

  • One proposal addressing basic science discovery in Hypertension
  • One proposal addressing clinical science discovery in Hypertension
  • One proposal addressing population science discovery in Hypertension 
A Center application can comprise projects from more than one institution. The sponsoring institution will be determined by where the Center Director is located and will be charged with oversight and financial responsibilities of the Center as a whole. Applications should convey how these different areas of science will be integrated, both in their scientific discoveries and through joint team communication and integration. 

Institutions are limited to one Center application per location, however individuals at said institution who are not participating in said institution's Center application, may indeed participate in another Center's application.

Offered by:
AHA National Research Program 
The deadline for the Letter of Intent is August 1, 2014.
The application deadline is November 3, 2014.

View and download the full Request for Applications (PDF) for the Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network.

For inquiries, please email Augusta Lloyd.

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