The AHA receives applications for a wide variety of research areas, including: Behavioral research Epidemiological research Mental health studies Nutrition Obesity Quality of Life The AHA is especially interested in receiving more Stroke applications. This is a research area in which we’d like to see more growth.
American Heart Association Funding Opportunities Annie Oliveto Director of Research
What Kinds of Research Do We Support? The AHA supports research that is broadly related to the cardiovascular area and stroke.
Life Cycle of a Research Application Idea Begins Assigned to Reviewers Peer Review Rank Ordered List Developed Reports Published Application submitted Research completed Findings translated Critique developed $ Funded
Undergraduate Student Research Program Encourages research careers related to the cardiovascular or cerebrovascular areas. $4K – 10 weeks Medical Student Research Award Provides an opportunity to explore a research career related to the cardiovascular area or stroke. $600/wk – 8-12 weeks Western States Affiliate Promotes Careers in Research STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Western States Affiliate Promotes Careers in Research FELLOWSHIP AWARDS Predoctoral Fellowships - Undergraduate Students I nitiates careers in cardiovascular and stroke research and supports doctoral dissertation projects. $18,500/yr – 2-3 years Postdoctoral Fellowship - PhD and MD trainees Initiates careers in cardiovascular and stroke research, and furthers research training while obtaining significant research results. $30K-46K/yr – 2-3 years
GRANTS Beginning-Grant-In-Aid – Beginning Scientists Promotes independent status and supports high quality research projects. $70K/yr – 2-4 years Grant-In-Aid -- Independent Investigators Supports the most innovative and meritorious research. $70K/yr – 2-4 years *AHA National offers Scientist Development Grants, Fellow to Faculty, Established Investigator Awards and Clinical Research Awards