Research Management Group (RMG)

American Heart Association (AHA)
Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network (SFRN)

Limited submission program-only one application is permitted for each center grant-an internal selection process is required.


The internal deadline for 2017 has passed. This webpage is for your reference only.

 

# of applications:
An institution may apply for one AHA Center and one PCORI-AHA DECIDE Center, although separate teams are required."


Timeline:
Internal deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 5 p.m. (see internal submission guidelines below)
For the applicants selected:
Letter of intent (encouraged but not required) deadline: Nov. 30, 2017
Institutional representative deadline: Jan. 24, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

 

Sponsor websites:
AHA Atrial Fib SFRN webpage >>
PDF file of the AHA Atrial Fib RFP >>

 

 

(1) AHA Center Grant
Amount of funding: $3,709,200 total costs for up to 4 years (with the opportunity for up to a 12-month no-cost extension).
(4 center grants to be awarded)
Eligibility: established faculty with PI eligibility.
The Center Director is required to demonstrate a 20% minimum effort; Training Director 5% minimum effort; Project PIs 10% minimum effort
Institutional Partnership Policy-requirement: each AHA Center applicant must partner with at least one non-research-intensive institution and their scientists, and include them in a substantive manner in the scope of the center and projects. This is not a requirement of DECIDE Center applicants.
Purpose:
Each AHA Center, except the DECIDE Center, must have three (3) research projects in at least two (2) of these three (3) disciplines: basic, clinical, and population science. All projects must focus on Atrial Fibrillation research.
See the guidelines for detailed descriptions of these topics of interest: Basic Mechanistic Pathways; Comorbidities, Social Determinants/Quality of Care
Note: Centers are highly encouraged, where applicable, to align with AHA initiatives which address Atrial Fibrillation (e.g. AHA’s my AFib experience >>)

 

(2) PCORI – AHA DECIDE Center Grant: Collaborative: Decision-making and Choices to Inform Dialogue and Empower A-Fib Patients (DECIDE) Center grant.
(this is co-funded by PCORI-Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute but administered by the AHA)
Amount of funding: $5,000,000 total costs for up to 4 years (with the opportunity for up to a 12-month no-cost extension).
(1 DECIDE Center will be funded)
Eligibility: established faculty with PI eligibility.
The Center Director is required to demonstrate a 20% minimum effort; Training Director 5% minimum effort; Project PIs 10% minimum effort
Note: Partnering with a non-research-intensive institution and their scientists is not a requirement of DECIDE Center applicants.
Purpose:
The PCORI/AHA funding initiative seeks to use comparative effectiveness research focused on Decision-making and Choices to Inform Dialogue and Empower A-Fib Patients (DECIDE). AHA and PCORI are collaborating to support the creation or adaptation and testing of decision aids to be used as part of a process of shared decision-making among patients, clinicians, and caregivers to help determine whether oral anticoagulation (OAC) should be used and which OAC best aligns with a given patient’s goals and preferences.
See the guidelines for detailed description of topics of interest.

 

INTERNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following (in the order listed below) via email attachment to:

Jeanne Heschele
Research Management Group
jheschele@stanford.edu
650-245-2351

1) Title Page
American Heart Association (AHA)
Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN)
Indicate one: AHA Center or PCORI-AHA DECIDE Center
Project title
Center Director (PI), name, title, department, phone, email address
Project PIs (co-PIs( name, title, department, phone, email address
For AHA Center proposals only: include the Co-PI from the partnering non-research intensive institution (name, title, department, institution, phone, email address)

2) Proposal summary (up to 4 pages)
Formatting: at Arial, Helvetica or Times Roman font at least size 11, single-spaced, 1/2 margins. References and illustrations are not included in the page limit (figures may be imbedded, but the text should be limited to 4 pages).
Indicate one: AHA Center or PCORI-AHA DECIDE Center
Project title, program summary, include topic(s) of interest you plan to address
[Note: For AHA Center proposals-the 3 research projects you propose must be in at least two (2) of these three (3) disciplines: basic, clinical, and population science. All projects must focus on Atrial Fibrillation research]
Institutional Partnership Policy: each AHA Center applicant must partner with at least one non-research-intensive institution and their scientists, and include them in a substantive manner in the scope of the center and projects (AHA center internal proposals must describe this partnership). This is not a requirement of DECIDE Center applicants]

3) Biosketches for Center Director (PI) and Co-PIs (Project PIs) (should include other support-current and pending)

 

 

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