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Cardiovascular Disease Funding Opportunities


This webpage contains an overview of cardiovascular disease funding opportunities, including the Summer 2014 American Heart Association (AHA) funding opportunities

 

Miscellaneous (for 2015)

Pfizer Center for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI)-Stanford University
Request for Translational Proposals for Biotherapeutic Targets
Spring 2014 Call for Proposals

CTI is looking for early-stage, large molecule projects related to Inflammation, autoimmunity, tissue remodeling, oncology, rare or genetic diseases, neuroscience, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the pre-proposal phase through their department's or division's RPM
Internal pre-proposal deadline was May 2014. 2015 TBA?
Full proposals by invitation only.
Guidelines:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/pfizer_CTI_spring_2014.html

 

 

 

 



American Heart Association Funding Opportunities


Science Focus

Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.

Disciplines
Proposals are encouraged from all basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, behavioral, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.


Reminder-Application fee or Current Membership required for All AHA applications

This AHA webpage >> has detailed information and FAQs about this new application fee or current membership requirement.

 

Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN)-topics announced
It appears that the AHA plans to release new Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) requests for applications this year.
The topics will be "Hypertension" and "Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease".
Overview >>

Special Reminder

American Heart Association
Cardiovascular Genome Phenome Study (CVGPS)

Timeline:
Letter of application (LOA) (required): June 3, 2014**
Invitation to submit full application: end of July
Full application deadline (by invitation only): Oct. 1, 2014
Amount of funding:
CVGPS Pathway Grants: $250K/yr total costs (directs and 10% indirects)for 2 yrs
CVGPS Grand Challenge Awards: $500K/yr total costs (directs and 10% indirects) x 4 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver for the LOA phase)-see institutional representative section below >>
Summary:
The 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). The Jackson Heart Study also involves Jackson State University (JSU) and Tougaloo College (TC) as partner institutions.
This RFA seeks to have investigators (faculty-see eligibility) at all levels and across all disciplines provide proposals that adhere to the above broad objectives while specifically addressing the areas of: phenotypic extremes, longevity and health disparities.
Applications can include:
a) use of data from either the FHS and/or the JHS cohort,
b) new enhanced data from the FHS and/or JHS cohorts, c) new data from new clinical/ population samples or d) new enhanced data from other established cohorts.
Download the PDF file of the guidelines from this AHA webpage >>
SPECIAL NOTE**Institutional representatives: You are encouraged to let your RPM know you are preparing a LOA so he/she can begin to build your budget that is required for your LOA. However, you do not need to generate a PDRF form for the LOA phase. However, you will need to generate a PDRF form if subsequently invited to submit a full proposal.
Per AHA the PI submits the LOA and the grant officer they list in the LOA will do the final submission.
CE Faculty: you will need to submit a request for a CE faculty PI waiver through your RPM for the LOA phase. If your waiver is approved, your RPM will help you with the budget for your LOA.

 

 

Summer 2014 Programs

AHA Funding opportunity program overview
webpage >>. (Scroll down the webpage to view the various RFPs listed below.)

 

Research Grants

 

National Established Investigator Award
$80K/yr x 5 years
To support mid-career investigators with unusual promise and an established record of accomplishments; candidates have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science as indicated by prior publication history and scientific accomplishments. A candidate's career is expected to be in a rapid growth phase.
Eligibility: mid-career faculty with PI eligibility who are at least four (4) years but no more than nine (9) years (i.e., eight years and 12 months) since the first faculty/staff appointment at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.). Instructor positions (or equivalent positions) do not count toward the four or nine years of eligibility.
Have current national-level funding as a principal investigator (or co-PI) on an R01 grant or its equivalent (e.g., VA Merit Award, NSF Grant, or PI of a project on a Program Project Grant from NIH). NIH "K" series awards are not considered equivalent to R01.
Deadline: July 24, 2014
Guidelines >>

National Innovative Research Award
$75K/yr x 2 yrs
To support highly innovative, high-risk, high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.Research deemed innovative may introduce a new paradigm, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. The Innovative Research Grant (IRG) promotes new ideas; therefore, proposals need not include preliminary data.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: July 24, 2014
Guidelines >>

 

AHA Grant-in-AID—Western States Affiliate
$70K/yr x 2 years
To encourage and adequately fund the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
Western States Affiliate deadline: July 23, 2014
Guidelines >>

 

 

Career Development


American Heart Association - Western States Affiliate
Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
Western States Affiliate Deadline: July 23, 2014
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's guidelines per the proposal checklist/guidelines: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/fellowships.html


American Heart Association - Western States Affiliate
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
Western States Affiliate Deadline: July 23, 2014
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's guidelinesper the proposal checklist/guidelines: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/fellowships.html


American Heart Association - Myocarditis Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Supports an investigator proposing innovative basic, clinical or translational research projects relevant to the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment epidemiology and/or prevention of myocarditis.
NOTE: Submit your application via the Western States Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship Guidelines**
Western States Affiliate Deadline: July 23, 2014
**Western States Postdoctoral Fellowship Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's guidelinesper the proposal checklist/guidelines: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/fellowships.html


American Heart Association
National Scientist Development Award

To bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator.
Eligibility: postdoctoral fellows in their last year may submit applications, Instructors, Early Assistant Professors with PI eligibility within four years of their first faculty appointment.
National deadline: July 24, 2014
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: because this is a mentored career development grant and not a fellowship, you must submit your PDRF forms and your application materials through your department's Research Process Manager (RPM). Please contact your RPM >> asap so he/she can begin to build your budget. RPM assignments:

 

AHA/ASA/American Brain Foundation
Lawrence M. Brass, M.D. Stroke Research Mentored Clinical & Population Research Award

Special funding is available from the American Brain Foundation to support a training award for an individual interested in embarking on a career in stroke research related to vascular neurology, stroke and neurocritical care.
Eligibility: Early career assistant professors with PI eligibility and early career CE assistant professors (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver). Researchers (e.g. Postdoctoral Scholars, Instructors, and other Academic Staff members) are also eligible to apply with an approved career development PI waiver.
Western States Affiliate deadline: July 23, 2014
National Program deadline: July 24, 2014
NOTE: Applications are submitted via the Mentored Clinical Population Research Award mechanism
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: because this is a mentored career development grant and not a fellowship, you must submit your PDRF forms and your application materials through your department's Research Process Manager (RPM). Please contact your RPM >> asap so he/she can begin to build your budget.

 

American Heart Association
Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award

Eligibility: Early career assistant professors with PI eligibility and early career CE assistant professors (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver). Researchers (e.g. Postdoctoral Scholars, Instructors, and other Academic Staff members) are also eligible to apply with an approved career development PI waiver.
National Deadline: July 24, 2014 or:
Western States Affiliate deadline: July 23, 2014
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: because this is a mentored career development grant and not a fellowship, you must submit your PDRF forms and your application materials through your department's Research Process Manager (RPM). Please contact your RPM >> asap so he/she can begin to build your budget. RPM assignments:


AHA Beginning Grant-in-AID
$70K/yr x 2 yrs
Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts. Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
Eligibility: Instructors and assistant professors with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
Applicant at the time of activation must hold a faculty/staff rank up to and including assistant professor (or equivalent), but may not have more than seven years of experience at the assistant professor level.
Western States Affiliate deadline: July 23, 2014
Guidelines >>

 

 

Not offered in July 2014:

American Heart Association
Western States Affiliate
Undergraduate Student Research Program

Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility (sponsor and student
apply together)**. See eligibility guidelines for additional criteria for the student.
Purpose: The purpose of this undergraduate research training program is to encourage promising students from all disciplines, including women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, to consider research careers while supporting the highest quality scientific investigation broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is structured by the funding research committee as an award in which the students and sponsors apply as a team and are responsible for submitting the application together.
**Before applying, the student will need to secure a sponsor and connect with the institution's grants officer. Once the student has an agreement from the sponsor, then both the student and sponsor can submit the application.
Amount of funding: $6,500
Western States Affiliate Deadline: Jan. 2015 TBA (not offered in July 2014)
Guidelines >>

 


AHA/CCF Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Joint Research Award

The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish a research award for investigators conducting research specific to pediatric cardiomyopathy. CCF will provide $35,000 per year for two years to fund one project related to pediatric cardiomyopathy research. The AHA will provide the balance of the funds needed to fully fund the selected award.
Grant-in-Aid
$70K per year x 2 yrs; Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility
Beginning Grant-in-Aid
$70K per year x 2 yrs; Eligibility: Instructors, early assistant professors with PI eligibility
Western States Affiliate Deadline: Jan. 2015 TBA (not offered in July 2014)
Overview>>
Applicants must apply through these award mechanisms:
Beginning Grant-in-Aid >> or Grant-in-Aid >> to their local affiliate (Western States)
Institutional representative: RPM department assignments >>

 

American Heart Association
National AHA National Fellow to Faculty Transition Award

Guidelines >>
Timeline:
Institutional representative deadline (RPM)*: Jan. 2015 TBA (not offered in July 2014)
Sponsor deadline: Jan. 2015 TBA
*Institutional representative: Since this is a mentored career development grant, your completed PDRF forms and application materials must be submitted to your department's or division's Research Process Manager (RPM) in the Research Management Group (RMG) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline.
Due to the holiday closure period (Dec. 23-Jan. 3), you are encouraged to alert your RPM in early December so he/she can begin to generate your budget and provide guidance regarding requesting a career development PI waiver. RPM assignments >>
Amount of funding: see the website
Purpose:This program provides funding for trainees with outstanding potential for careers as physician-scientists in cardiovascular or stroke research during the crucial period of career development that spans the completion of research training through the early years of the first faculty/staff position. The award provides a supportive mentored experience during this period of transition
Science focus: Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
Eligibility:
At the time of application, the applicant must:
hold a M.D., M.D./PhD., D.O. or equivalent doctoral degree and seek additional research training under the supervision of a sponsor/sponsor prior to embarking on a career of independent research; be enrolled in or have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved residency or a clinical fellowship program associated with an ACGME-approved residency; have completed the clinical portion of their training program by the time of award activation. The applicant is responsible for identifying and working with a sponsor/sponsor to develop the application; not have more than five years of postdoctoral research training (beyond clinical training); not have faculty/staff rank. Citizenship: see the guidelines

 

 

 

 

 


Foundations

 

Childrens Heart Foundation
The CHF supports clinical and basic science research in congenital heart disease, including, but not limited to the following areas: molecular genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, devices and procedural research (cardiac catheterization and surgery), and long-term care of adults with congenital birth defects
Up to $100K total cost/yr for up to 2 yrs
Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: June 6, 2014
http://www.childrensheartfoundation.org/for-scientists/grant-application

 

 

Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation
Research Grant Program
$25K-$50K total direct costs for 1 year
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty: you will need to submit a request for and receive approval for a CE faculty PI waiver in order to submit a letter of intent
Provides seed funding for innovative basic, clinical or translational research relevant to the cause or treatment of cardiomyopathy in children.
Letter of intent (required): June 13, 2014
Full Proposal Deadline (by invitation only): Sept. 5, 2014
http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org/site/grants.php


The Fondation Leducq Transatlantic
Career Development Award in Cardiovascular Research (CDA)

This program has been discontinued.
http://www.fondationleducq.org/nivel2.aspx?idsec=19

 

Fondation Leducq
Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Program

Purpose: to promote collaborative research between academic centers in North America and Europe in the areas of cardiovascular and
neurovascular disease.
Eligibiity: faculty with PI eligibility. See the guidelines for criteria.
Amount of funding: Networks are awarded up to US$ 6,000,000 over 5 years.
Expression of interest deadline (required): Sept. 5, 2014 via proposal central
Full application (by invitation only): Feb. 13, 2015
http://www.fondationleducq.org/nivel2.aspx?idsec=1163

 

 

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)
Fellowship Opportunities in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Only one applicant per faculty sponsor is permitted for each deadline.
Eligibility: see the guidelines
Deadline: January TBA
Guidelines:
http://www.hrsonline.org/Career-Resources/Fellowships-Program-Directors/Scholarships-for-EP
RMG Fellowship office procedures >>

 

The Marfan Foundation
Early Investigator Grant

Marfan syndrome is caused by a defect (mutation) in the gene that tells the body how to make fibrillin-1 -- a protein that is an important part of connective tissue. Marfan syndrome features are most often found in the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, and eyes. Sometimes the lungs and skin are also affected
$37,500/yr x 2 yrs Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility within seven years from their first faculty position and have never received an NIH R-01 grant award.
Deadline: March TBA
http://www.marfan.org/resources/researchers/grants



The Marfan Foundation/Canadian Marfan Association Faculty Grant Program

Marfan syndrome is caused by a defect (mutation) in the gene that tells the body how to make fibrillin-1 -- a protein that is an important part of connective tissue. Marfan syndrome features are most often found in the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, and eyes. Sometimes the lungs and skin are also affected
$100K over 2 yrs
Eligibility: associate professor and above with PI eligibility. Basic and clinical science.
Work can be performed in the U.S. or elsewhere.
Deadline: April TBA
http://www.marfan.org/resources/researchers/grants

 

 

Progeria Research Foundation
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS") is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Children with Progeria die of atherosclerosis (heart attacks or strokes) at an average age of thirteen years.
Innovator Awards: 2-year awards of up to $75,000 per year; faculty with PI eligibility
Established Investigator Awards: $100K per year x 3 yrs; senior faculty with PI eligibility
Specialty Awards: for smaller, more technology-driven projects, e.g., sequencing, screening potential drugs, obtaining cell lines (including IPSCs,) and preparation of antibodies. Funding amounts and lengths are flexible. Faculty with PI eligibility
Deadline:  Oct. 27, 2014 and May 2015 TBA
http://www.progeriaresearch.org/research_funding_opportunities.html

 

 

For medical students:

 

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Sarnoff Fellowship Program
(Medical students)
The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.
Eligibility: Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience.
NOT eligible. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship.
Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment.
Fellows will be assigned mentors.
There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa.
Deadline: Jan. 2015 TBA
http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Info
You do not have to submit your application through your institutional representative (i.e., RMG Fellowship office) because you will be assigned to another institution for the one year.

 

 

 

General Resources

 

Funding Information Resources (home page)
Recent funding opportunities, Calendar, searchable funding databases, limited submission programs, internal Stanford funding opportunities, NIH and NSF resource links, etc.
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/

Institutional Representatives
Stanford policy requires that you must submit your application materials and your completed PDRF forms to your institutional representative at least 5 working days prior to the application deadline. You are strongly encouraged to let your RPM know as soon as possible that you are planning to submit an application so they can help with your budget preparation, etc.
*Medicine: RPM Assignments by department: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/rpmmaster.html
*Other schools: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this DoResearch webpage:
http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-offices/sponsored-research-osr/pre-award-operations

 

Foundation Relations: MCD and LPFCH
The Foundation Relations team in the Medical Center Development office is available to assist School of Medicine faculty with a review and editing of your proposal. This office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and private and philanthropic organizations. Please contact Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749, joym@stanford.edu, or Michelle Heeseman at 650-736-8968, Heeseman@stanford.edu, for assistance.

Faculty-for assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Ann Rose ann.rose@lpfch.org 650-497-8444 or Edna Neivert Edna.Neivert@LPFCH.ORG 650-724-2783 in Foundation Relations at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Shared Facility/Service Center Resource
You are encouraged to discuss shared facility, service center, core facility resources with Bruce Koch, Senior Director, Discovery and Technological Service Centers, Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research at bruce.koch@stanford.edu.
Spectrum webpage "Enabling Technologies" (includes links to shared facilities) http://spectrum.stanford.edu/page_listings/enabling-technologies
School of Medicine Service Centers: http://corefacilities.stanford.edu/
DoResearch Shared Facility webpage: http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/shared-facilities


 

 

 






 

 




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