Supporting Information

The AHA's application submission is done entirely online, using the Grants@Heart system. Paper submissions will not be accepted.  When completing an application for funding, the Applicant/Principal Investigator (PI) is required to submit certain documents.  In addition, other third party individuals associated with the application will provide supporting documents.   All required documents must be uploaded to Grants@Heart by the applicant before the application can be submitted to the Grants Officer. The Grants Officer is responsible for sign-off and submitting the application to AHA. 
Exception:  Referents for programs requiring references will upload their documents to Grants@Heart.  The deadline for referents is February 5, 2015.

For a complete list of required documents select your program type, then toggle between the Applicant and Third Party Personnel tabs.  

Undergraduate Student Research Program

Pre & Postdoctoral Fellowships

Mentored Clinical & Population Research Award (formerly Clinical Research Program)

National Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award

Beginning Grant-In-Aid

Scientist Development Grant


Western States Affiliate Medical Student Research Program


Collaborative Sciences Award

Mentor/AHA Mentee Award

There are no current Third Party Personnel documents for this program.



The AHA recently approved new Open Science policies that will impact research funded by the AHA.  These policies will go into effect beginning with applications due in July 2014 and new awards beginning January 2015. The AHA’s public access policy requires that all journal articles resulting from AHA funding should be made freely available in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. The AHA’s new open data policy requires grant applicants to include a data sharing plan as part of the application process.  Any research data that is needed for independent verification of research results must be made freely and publicly available within 12 months of the end of the funding period (and any no-cost extension). Visit the Open Science Policy Statements page.