The association has carved an important niche in supporting the development of beginning investigators and offering innovative funding mechanisms to stimulate research in promising areas of cardiovascular science.
|About Our Research|
Diseases of the heart are the No. 1 killer in America, and stroke is the No. 5 killer. The American Heart Association strongly believes that learning more about these diseases is the best way to reduce disability and death. That's why research is an association-wide priority
Research grants and fellowships are offered in summer and winter. A grant is an award of funds to cover the expenses necessary to conduct research. A fellowship is an award to support an individual who intends to pursue a scientific research career.
|Peer Review |
Peer review committees provide a critical science review of research applications according to established AHA Standards. These committees are made up of impartial members who are competent to judge and grade research projects.
Awards are managed by institutional officials, using the Grants@Heart system.
|Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study (CVGPS)|
The Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study (CVGPS) is a collaboration among AHA, Boston University (BU) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the academic coordinating center homes, respectively, of the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) and the Jackson Heart Study (JHS).
NIH funding opportunities are provided as a courtesy.
Read about current programs.
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The AHA's Grants@Heart site is a web-based system for application preparation, submission, peer review, and awards management. The system is available 24/7. An application for funding can be completed and submitted to the AHA online. Peer reviewers logon and complete all their tasks for peer review, and the system even allows for virtual meetings. Once an award is granted, the principal investigator and fiscal officer can manage the award online.