Winter 2015 Strategically Focused Research Network

Updated:Sep 17,2015


Key Dates

Go Red For Women Research Network
Full Application Deadline: Nov. 17, 2015

Strategically Focused Heart Failure
Research Network
LOI Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
Full Application Deadline: Feb. 3, 2016

Network Topic Announcement

The Strategically Focused Research Network will focus on Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease.

The AHA is interested in the science community exploring all aspects of disparities in cardiovascular disease, 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 Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease
  • One proposal addressing clinical science discovery in Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease
  • One proposal addressing population science discovery in Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease 
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 October 30, 2014.

View and download the full Request for Applications (PDF) for the Strategically Focused Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Research Network.

View the Letter of Intent Instructions (PDF). Letters of Intent will be available in Grants@Heart after September 15.

For inquiries, please contact Augusta Lloyd.

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