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Cardiovascular Disease Funding Opportunities

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

 

What's new

  • AHA-Allen Distinguished Investigator Awards $1.5M (May 10) more >>
  • AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine
    and Institute Data Grant Portfolio RFPs- *URLs revised* more >>


  • FYI-Winter 2017 AHA Research Programs
    The deadlines were in February. The RFPs for the next cycle (likely in July?) have not been published. more >>
  • AHA Scientist Development Grant eligibility clarification more >>



American Heart Association (AHA)

 

AHA- The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group
AHA-Allen Distinguished Investigator Awards

Amount of funding: $500,000 per year x 3 yrs ($1.5M total per award; up to 10% can be used for indirect costs)
Purpose: AHA-Allen Distinguished Investigators are pioneers who will expand the frontiers of bioscience. The purpose of this inaugural funding partnership is to discover and fund highly promising investigators working in research on the cardiovascular extracellular matrix (ECM), who have creative ideas with the potential to move ECM science forward and transform matrix biology. The intent of these AHA-Allen Distinguished Investigator awards is to fund research that will address fundamental knowledge gaps about the role of the ECM in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology through approaches such as multi-omic evaluations, data computation, cell biology, bioengineering, multiscale modeling, and/or imaging. ECM plays a defining role in the initiation and progression of major cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, pediatric and adult cardiomyopathies and congenital cardiovascular malformations, atherosclerosis and vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. We also seek to explore a new paradigm in ECM biology, which views the ECM as an “information storage medium”, that may harbor detailed and long-lasting information of significance to tissue/organ function and remodeling, and outlasts the lifetime of some parenchymal cells.
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) complete by date: May 3, 2017
Deadline for applications: May 10, 2017
Guidelines:
https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_490667_AHA-Allen-Distinguished-Investigator-Awards.jsp



AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine

Overview webpage >>


Uncovering New Patterns Grants

Amount of funding: $150,000 for one year
To uncover new patterns and make new discoveries within and across existing datasets using cloud computing . Specifically, these grants wil target the areas of data harmonization, testing new methods, identifying new biomarkers, and testing new hypothesis for as-of-yet unsolved problems in existing datasets.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: May 25, 2017
Deadline for applications: June 1, 2017
(Revised) Overview webpage >>
Download the PDF file of the guidelines >>

Uncovering New Patterns Fellowships
Amount of funding: $150,000 over 2 years
To train a generation of postdoctoral fellows in the scientific area of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and cloud computing. Specifically, these grants wil target the areas of data harmonization, testing new methods, identifying new biomarkers, and testing new hypothesis for as-of-yet unsolved problems in existing datasets.
Eligibility: see page 5 of the PDF file for the postdoc eligibility.
See page 6 for the exceptions that permit Instructors (MD, MD/PhD) with clinical responsibilities and RN/PhD faculty to apply.
Institutional representative (RMG *) complete by date: May 25, 2017
Deadline for applications: June 1, 2017

(Revised) Overview webpage >>
Download a PDF file of the guidelines
*Institutional representatives:
If the applicant is a postdoctoral fellow: RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist on this webpage>>.
If the applicant is an Instructor (M.D., M.D./Ph.D.) or an R.N./PhD. faculty: contact your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG >>).

 

Institute Data Grant Portfolio

Through the AHA Data Grant Portfolio, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) seek to enable the scientific, mathematics and technology community to discover solutions to overcome the current obstacles in accessing and utilizing data.
The AWS service credit should be viewed as an “in-kind” donation to support the award-related efforts of the principal investigator.


Methods Validation
Amount of funding: $200,000 cash amount with up to $300,000 in Service Credit allocations over 2 years
$10,000 Best in class prize, for investigator / team that makes the most significant and impactful progress and accomplishments each year.
To focus on identifying methods to improve the integration and analysis of data within and across large and diverse datasets using cloud computing.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: June 22, 2017
Deadline for applications: June 29, 2017
(Revised) Overview webpage >>
Download the PDF file of the guidelines


Institutional Data Fellowship
(not an individual fellowship)
Amount of funding: $150,000 cash amount with up to $150,000 in Service Credit allocations over 2 years
This institutional grants to focus on educating and training the next generation of researchers in cloud computing. Two different Institutional Data Fellowship Programs will be offered: the Cohort Fellowship Program and the Clinical Computational Fellowship Program.
These programs are designed for a program director of an institution to identify, hire and train fellows in the topics around harmonizing and analyzing large datasets and enabling a rigorous cross-training computational biology environment in the awarded institution.
Eligibility:  this RFP was sent to Dr. Joe Wu, the Director of the Cardiovascular Institute, to facilitate the response to this institutional fellowship grant (this is not an individual fellowship).
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: June 22, 2017
Deadline for applications: June 29, 2017
(Revised) Overview webpage >>
Download a PDF file of the guidelines

 


Funding Opportunities-Winter 2017 (the deadline has passed for that cycle)

 

Please see the RFP summaries below as they provide eligibility clarification and institutional representative/procedure information before reading the AHA overview webpage >>


Citizenship
Applicants can be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or have certain visas (see the guidelines for details)

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
The AHA website has detailed information and FAQs about this new application fee or current membership requirement.

 


2017 Winter AHA Research Partnership Programs


Below is a list of AHA and research partner funding opportunities and the AHA award mechanisms that applicants should use when applying for these programs:


Research Partnership overview
webpage >>


American Heart Association
AHA/Children’s Heart Foundation

Congenital Heart Disease Research Awards
To provide funding for investigators who are actively conducting basic, clinical, population or translational research directly related to congenital heart disease.
How to apply:   interested parties can apply via any investigator-initiated AHA program offered:
Grant-in-AID (Feb. 17, 2017)  see below >>
Scientific Development Award (Feb. 14, 2017)  see below >>
Established Investigator Award-not offered in Winter 2017  see below >>
Innovative Research Grant-not offered in Winter 2017  see below >>
If you are applying because of this promotion, after you submit your application, send an email notifying AHA Research Administration.


AHA/DuPont Nutrition & Health Grant-in Aid Award
Special funding is made available from DuPont Nutrition & Health to support an investigator interested in innovative basic, clinical or translational research projects directly related to isolated soy protein research.
How to apply:  interested parties should submit a Grant-in-Aid application (Feb. 17, 2017)  see below >>



AHA/Enduring Hearts Foundation
Research Award

The Enduring Hearts Foundation is working together with the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish a research award for investigators conducting research specific to solid organ transplantation longevity.
How to apply:   interested parties can apply via these investigator-initiated AHA programs
Grant-in-AID (Feb. 17, 2017)  see below >>
Scientific Development Award (Feb. 14, 2017)  see below >>
Association-wide Established Investigator Award-not offered Winter 2017  see below >>
Association-wide Innovative Research Grant-not offered Winter 2017  see below >>

 

Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance AHA/FARA Ataxia Cardiology Research Award
Award for research related to Friedreich's Ataxia and cardiology; supports basic, clinical, population or translational research relevant to the causes or treatment of cardiology diseases in Friedreich's Ataxia patients.
How to apply: Interested parties should submit a Grant-in-Aid application (Feb. 17, 2017) see below >>


AHA/American Academy of Neurology Institute
AHA/ASA/AANI Lawrence Brass, M.D. Stroke Research Award

Special funding is available from the American Academy of Neurology Institute 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 assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof.** Researchers (e.g. Postdoctoral Scholars** and fellows**, Instructors, Clinical Instructors**, and Academic Staff members-(i.e., research associates**)
** must submit a routine Career Development PI waiver through their RPM since this is a mentored career development grant.
How to apply:   interested parties can apply via the Mentored Clinical & Population Research award (Feb. 14, 2017) see below >>



AHA/Myocarditis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Special funding is available from the Myocarditis Foundation to support a postdoctoral fellowship award for an investigator proposing innovative basic, clinical or translational research projects relevant to the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment epidemiology and/or prevention of myocarditis.
How to apply:   interested parties should apply via the Postdoctoral Fellowship program (Feb. 10, 2017) see below >>



American Heart Association
AHA/Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF)
Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Joint Research Award

For investigators conducting research specific to pediatric cardiomyopathy
How to apply:  interested parties should submit a Grant-in-Aid application (Feb. 17, 2017)  see below >>


 




American Heart Association (AHA) Grants and Fellowships



Individual awards

Winter 2017 programs:


The following RFPs are NOT offered in Winter 2017:

  • Established Investigator Award-not offered in Winter 2017
  • Innovative Research Grant-not offered in Winter
  • Institutional grants (the PI must be a faculty member)- not individual awards :
    • Undergraduate Student Fellowships-not offered in Winter 2017
    • Medical/Graduate Student Fellowships-not offered in Winter 2017


Programs offerd in Winter 2017

 

American Heart Association
Grant-in-Aid

To support independent investigators with innovative and advanced projects related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
All basic, clinical, and population research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Amount of funding: $77K/yr x 2 years (total award=$154K)
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver) (see additional criteria)
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors, academic staff-researchers (i.e., research assoc.) are not eligible because those positions are not considered “independent” positions here at Stanford.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG*) deadline: Feb. 10, 2017
Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017
Application Guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443304_Grant-in-Aid-Program.jsp
Institutional representative: the PI’s RPM in RMG

 

 

American Heart Association
Mentor/AHA Mentee Award

Amount of funding:
2 mentees: $15K/yr for 3 years; total $45K per award;
3 mentees: $20K/yr for 3 yrs; total $60K per award
Purpose: To provide protected time for mentoring activities for investigators who have an established record of accomplishments in mentoring. To support early-career AHA-funded investigators by providing supportive mentoring relationships which, in addition to supporting the pursuit of the research in question, also facilitate expansion of investigator skills.
Eligibility: the PI is the faculty "mentor". At time of application, applicants must be either an Associate or full Professor with PI eligibility (with M.D., Ph.D., D.O.). Applicants must have current national-level funding as principal investigator on an R01 grant or its equivalent (e.g. VA Merit Award, NSF Grant, or PI on Program Project Grant from NIH). NIH “K” series awards are not considered equivalent to an R01. Current or past AHA research funding as a principal investigator is a plus. Mentor candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science, as indicated by publication history and scientific accomplishments. AHA Professional Member.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG*) deadline: Feb. 7, 2017
Deadline:   Feb. 14, 2017
Award activitation: July 1, 2017
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_460460_MentorAHA-Mentee-Award.jsp
*Institutional representative: the PIs (the mentor’s) RPM.

 

 

American Heart Association
Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award

Amount of funding: $77K/yr x 2 yrs ($154K total award)
To encourage early investigators with supportive mentoring relationships to conduct introductory pilot studies that will guide future strategies for reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke. All population research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Eligibility:
Early career assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof.** and Researchers (e.g. Postdoctoral Scholars** and fellows**, Instructors, Clinical Instructors**, and Academic Staff members-Research Associates**)
[**Postdoctoral fellows, Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research (research assoc.) and CE assist. prof. must submit a Career Development PI waiver >> through their RPM since this is a mentored career development grant]
See the guidelines for additional restrictions (including other funding restrictons)
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG*) deadline: Feb. 7, 2017
Full proposal deadline : Feb. 14, 2017
Application guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443302_Mentored-Clinical-and-Population-Research-Award.jsp
*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). Please alert your RPM asap about your plans to submit a proposal so she/he can begin to build your budget. RPM Dept. assignment webpage >>

 

American Heart Association
Clinical Health Profession Student Training Program
*new*
Purpose: To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in a clinical health professional degree training program and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.
Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.
Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
Eligibility: At the time of application, the applicant must:
Be a post-baccalaureate M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., DrPH, or Ph.D. in nursing (or equivalent clinical health science) doctoral student who seeks research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking upon a research career.
Be a full-time student working towards his/her degree.
Have completed initial coursework and be at the stage of the program where he/she can devote full-time effort to research or activities related to the development into an independent researcher.
Sponsor (mentor): It is imperative that the fellow receive counsel and direction from a sponsor who is an established investigator invested in the progress of the project.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office*) deadline: Feb. 2, 2017
Deadline: Feb. 9, 2017
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_489785_Clinical-Health-Profession-Student-Training-Program.jsp
*Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>

 



American Heart Association
Clinical Scientist Training Program
*new*
Purpose: To support cardiovascular and stroke research training to post-baccalaureate clinicians who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate research group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research supervisor.
Recognizing the unique challenges that clinicians experience in balancing research and clinical activity, this award mechanism aims to be as flexible as possible to enable candidates to develop academic careers in research alongside fulfilling clinical service commitments.
Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
Eligibility:
Postdoctoral Scholars** and fellows**, Instructors**, Clinical Instructors**, and Academic Staff members-Research Associates**
[**Postdoctoral and clinical fellows, Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research (research assoc.) must submit a Career Development PI waiver >> through their RPM since this is a mentored career development grant]
At the time of award activation, the candidate must hold a doctoral-level clinical degree, such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., or Ph.D. in nursing, public health, or other clinical health science.
At the time of award activation, the candidate may have no more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a post-baccalaureate clinical degree (excluding clinical training).
The awardee will be expected to devote at least 80 percent of full-time work either to research or to activities pursuant to independent research (instead of administrative, clinical duties that are not an integral part of the research training program, or teaching responsibilities).
This award is not intended for individuals of faculty rank.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Feb. 3, 2017**
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_489792_Clinical-Scientist-Training-Program.jsp
**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). Please alert your RPM asap about your plans to submit a proposal so she/he can begin to build your budget. RPM Dept. assignment webpage >>.

 


American Heart Association
Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award

Amount of funding: training and faculty phases (see the guidelines)
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.
All basic, clinical, and population research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Eligibility:
At the time of application, the applicant must:
Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
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.
At the time of award activation:
the applicant may not hold a faculty/staff appointment. (Exceptions: M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with clinical responsibilities who hold a title of instructor or similar due to their patient care responsibilities but who devote at least 80 percent full-time effort to research training.)
the sponsor may hold a M.D., PhD., D.O. or other equivalent degree. Because of the strong sponsoring component of this award and the importance of developing a meaningful relationship between awardee and sponsor; an individual sponsor may sponsor only one applicant to the program per year.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Feb. 7, 2017**
Full proposal deadline : Feb. 14, 2017
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_431606_Association-wide-Fellow-to-Faculty-Transition-Award.jsp
**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). Please alert your RPM asap about your plans to submit a proposal so she/he can begin to build your budget. RPM Dept. assignment webpage >>



American Heart Association
Scientist Development Grant

Amount of funding: $77K/yr x 3 years
To support highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator.
Eligibility:early assist. prof. with PI eligibility and early CE assist. prof.** who are within four years of their first faculty or staff appointment after receipt of their degree (including, but not limited to, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.).
STANFORD ELIGIBILITY CLARIFICATION/CORRECTION:
Although the next cycle of AHA RFPs has not been announced, per our RMG Management, this RFP is only for independent investigators and it is not a mentored career development award. Therefore, only Stanford assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. with an approved PI waiver are eligible.
Stanford eligibility clarification: not eligible:
Postdoctoral fellows, Instructors, and Academic staff-research (research associates) are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be independent or faculty-level positions.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG >> or OSR) deadline: Feb. 7, 2017
Deadline:   Feb. 14, 2017
Application guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443318_Scientist-Development-Grant.jsp



American Heart Association
Predoctoral Fellowship

Amount of funding: $23,844, plus $1,000 per year for health insurance x 2 yrs ($53,768 total)
To provide predoctoral students with individualized, mentored research training to initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research. All basic, clinical, and population research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
Eligibility: at the time of the application the applicant must:
- be a post baccalaureate, pre-doctoral Ph.D. (or equivalent) student who seeks research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career
-be a full-time student working towards his/her degree.
-have completed initial coursework and be at the stage of the doctoral program where he/she can devote full-time effort to research or activities related to the development into an independent researchers.
Mentor: It is imperative that the fellow receives counsel and direction from a sponsor who is an established investigator interested in the progress of the project. The sponsor/co-sponsor may mentor no more than two AHA-funded fellows (pre-doctoral and postdoctoral) concurrently. Fellows who are part of an AHA Strategically Focused Research Network are excluded.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) deadline: Feb. 2, 2017
Deadline: Feb. 9, 2017

Application guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443316_Predoctoral-Fellowship.jsp
*Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>




American Heart Association
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Amount of funding: see the guidelines
To empower postdoctoral trainees who are not yet independent with individualized, mentored assistance and training to initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research. 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:
At the time of award activation, the candidate must hold a post-baccalaureate Ph.D. degree or equivalent.
At the time of award activation, the candidate may have no more than five years of postdoctoral research training or experience (excluding clinical training).
The awardee will be expected to devote at least 80 percent of full-time work either to research or to activities pursuant to independent research (instead of administrative, clinical, or teaching responsibilities).
This award is not intended for individuals of faculty rank.
At the time of award activation, the awardee may not be pursuing a doctoral degree.
Mentor: It is imperative that the fellow receive counsel and direction from a sponsor who is an established investigator invested in the progress of the project. The sponsor/co-sponsor may mentor no more than two AHA-funded fellows (pre-doctoral and postdoctoral) concurrently. Fellows who are part of an AHA Strategically Focused Research Network are excluded.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office*) deadline: Feb. 3, 2017
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017

Application guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443314_Postdoctoral-Fellowship.jsp
*Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>


 

The following programs are NOT offered in Winter 2017

 


American Heart Association
Established Investigator Award

NOTE: THIS IS NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2017
National deadline was
July 26, 2016
Application guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_321935_Association-wide-Established-Investigator-Award.jsp


American Heart Association
Innovative Research Grant

NOTE: THIS IS NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2017
National deadline was July 26, 2016
Application guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_321936_Innovative-Research-Grant.jsp

 

American Heart Association
Undergraduate Student Fellowship

Important: This is an institutional award (not an individual felllowship), made to qualified research institutions within the affiliate's geographic boundaries that can offer a meaningful 10-week summer research experience to undergraduate college students.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility is the program director who possesses a demonstrated track record of providing mentoring to student researchers (see other criteria)
Undergraduate students do NOT apply for this RFP.
THIS IS NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2017.
The last deadle was August 17, 2016
Application guidelines:
https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_431613_Undergraduate-Student-Fellowship.jsp
Institutional representative: the PI’s (faculty member’s) RPM

Info for departments: if your institutional grants are funded- these are how stipends/funds are provided to students in your 10-week summer research experiences: If the awardee is being paid as a Stanford student or visiting student the application and award should be processed through Student Financial Aid (http://financialaid.stanford.edu/). If the awardee is being paid as a temp employee the application should be processed through Student Financial Services (https://sfs.stanford.edu/) and the award will be set up as a department account through Fund Accounting (https://web.stanford.edu/group/fms/fingate/index.html).

 

American Heart Association
Medical/Graduate Student Fellowship
Important: This is an institutional award (not an individual felllowship), made to qualified research institutions within the affiliate's geographic boundaries that can offer a meaningful 10-week summer research experience medical and health science students.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility is the program director who possesses a demonstrated track record of providing mentoring to student researchers (see other criteria);
THIS IS NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2017.
The last deadline was August 17, 2016
Application guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_431626_MedicalGraduate-Student-Fellowship.jsp
Institutional representative: the faculty's RPM.

Info for departments: if your institutional grants are funded- these are how stipends/funds are provided to students in your 10-week summer research experiences: If the awardee is being paid as a Stanford student or visiting student the application and award should be processed through Student Financial Aid (http://financialaid.stanford.edu/). If the awardee is being paid as a temp employee the application should be processed through Student Financial Services (https://sfs.stanford.edu/) and the award will be set up as a department account through Fund Accounting (https://web.stanford.edu/group/fms/fingate/index.html).

 

 

 

 


Other Foundations and Associations



Upcoming programs:
The Marfan Foundation Faculty Grant Program (April)
The Marfan Foundation Clinical Research Program (April)
Children's Heart Foundation Medical Research Grant (June)
Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation Research Grant Program (June )
Fondation Leducq Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Program(Sept.)

The deadlines have passed for these programs:

Sarnoff Fellowship Program (Medical students)  (Jan. )
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)-Norman E. Shumway Career Development Award (Jan.)
Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Fellowship Opportunities in Cardiac Electrophysiology  (Feb. )
Progeria Research Foundation Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS") Research Grants (March 21, 2017)
The Marfan Foundation Early Investigator Grant Program (Feb.)

The Marfan Foundation Victor A. McKusick Fellowship Program (Feb.)

Upcoming programs


The Marfan Foundation
Faculty Grant Program
$50,000 per year x 2 years
We award an additional one or two $100,000 two-year grants in basic or clinical research
Eligiblity: Associate Professor or above with PI eligibility;
the investigator must have proven ability to pursue independent research as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals. Basic research, translational studies and clinical studies in cardiovascular, orthopedic, pulmonary, ophthalmologic, pain and other pertinent areas utilizing synergistic collaborations; integration of novel theories from non-traditional researchers into established paradigms; novel animal model systems; innovation; and the distillation of knowledge into practical new therapies.
No citizenship requirement
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: April 14, 2017
Deadline:    April 21, 2017
http://www.marfan.org/nm-cma-faculty-grant



Children's Heart Foundation
Medical Research Grant

Up to $100K/yr for 2 years
This RFP supports clinical and basic science research in congenital heart disease-including but not limited to these areas: molecular genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology devices, and procedural research (cardiac catherization and surgery) and long-term care of adults with congenital birth defects.
Eligibility:
faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: May 26, 2017
Full application: June 2, 2017
http://www.childrensheartfoundation.org/for-scientists/grant-application

 

 

Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation
Research Grant Program
Amount of funding: up to $50,000 for one year of total direct costs.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Principal investigator must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree and reside in the United States or Canada. The investigator must have a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical institution
Letter of intent (required) deadline: June 15, 2017
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Sept. 2, 2017
Full proposals (by invitation only) deadline: Sept. 9, 2017
http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org/site/grants.php



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. 2017 TBA via proposal central
Full application (by invitation only): Feb.
http://www.fondationleducq.org/nivel2.aspx?idsec=1163

 

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

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

 

The deadlines have passed for these programs:

 



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. Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability.
Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. 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.
There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa. The Foundation will not handle visa matters for applicants.
The Sarnoff Foundation is committed to promoting diversity in the biomedical and scientific community. We strongly encourage applicants from members of underrepresented or historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Preceptor provides an appropriate research project and oversees the Fellow's research training. It is not necessary for the applicant to have developed a research project or to have identified potential Preceptors at the time of application.
The Fellow is assigned an Advisor from the Sarnoff Scientific Committee. The Advisor assists the Fellow in selecting a Preceptor who can direct a project in the area of the Fellow's interest, which must be broadly within the cardiovascular or cerebrovascular sciences.
Deadline: January 11, 2017
Guidelines:
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.


International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
Norman E. Shumway Career Development Award

$80,000 per year x 2 yrs
No citizenship requirement
Eligibility: Stanford Assist. Prof with PI eligibility (see other criteria). The applicant will have already established a record in the field of heart or lung transplantation, the failing heart or lungs or mechanical circulatory support and will aim to further their career in one of these areas.
Institutional representative deadline: Jan. 8, 2017*
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
http://www.ishlt.org/awards/awardCareerApp.asp
*reminder: because of the holiday closure period Dec. 21-Jan. 3, PIs are encouraged to alert their RPM in early Dec. re: their plans to submit a proposal.

 

 

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)
Research Fellowship Opportunities in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Amount of funding: $50,000 stipend for 1 year
For individuals interested in clinical and basic research relationg to the latest advances in electrophysiology
Eligibility:
Must have a MD, PhD, DO, DVM or equivalent degree by June in the year of the award activitation;
may not have completed three cumulative years of post-medical school or graduate school research;
sponsor must be a member of HRS by activation of the award
Applicants must devote at least 80% of their effort to research or activities directly related to the proposed research.
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship office) deadline: Jan. 27, 2017
Deadline:   Feb. 3, 2017
Guidelines:
http://www.hrsonline.org/Career-Resources/Fellowships-Program-Directors/Scholarships-for-EP
Institutional representative: submit your fully approved and completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship office via the proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

Progeria Research Foundation
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS")
Research Grants

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.
PRF is seeking proposals that address the following priorities:
1. Discovery of biological markers of disease in HGPS that can be assessed in human and/or mouse samples. Highest priority will be given to those markers that can be assayed in easily obtainable human samples such as blood, urine, and cheek swabs. In addition, proposals that explore biomarker relevance to disease process and /or change in markers with disease treatment are encouraged.
2. Discovery and/or testing of candidate treatment compounds in both cell based and mouse models of HGPS. Of note, proposals should test compounds in a progerin-producing mouse model as the priority. Comparisons to other mouse models of disease, such as ZMPSTE24 -/- and other non-progerin producing mouse models is acceptable, but only as a comparison to progerin-producing models.
Funding categories:
Innovator Awards: up $75K per year for up to 2 years. The aim of the Innovator Award is to allow an investigator to embark on new lines of investigation, and to produce enough preliminary data to be competitive for longer-term funding by NIH and/or other agencies
Established Investigator Awards: up to $100K/yr for up to 3 years. These awards are designed for advanced investigations in areas critical to the goals of PRF by senior investigators established either in the field of Progeria or a field that can be directly applied to Progeria
Specialty Awards: Specialty awards are for smaller, more technology-driven projects, e.g., sequencing, screening potential drugs, obtaining cell lines (including IPSCs) and preparation of antibodies. Funding amounts will range from $5,000-$50,000 and the length of the project is usually 1 year or less.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors and Academic Staff-Research (i.e., research associates) are not eligible because Stanford does not consider these position to be independent or faculty-level positions.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: March 14, 2017
Deadline:  March 21, 2017
http://www.progeriaresearch.org/research_funding_opportunities/
Download the PDF file of application guidelines:
http://progeriaresearch.org/assets/files/pdf/RFP-Listing-for-PRF-Grants---Spring-2017.pdf

 

The Marfan Foundation
Early Investigator Grant Program
$37,500/yr for 2 years for basic or clinical research
Eligibility:
Stanford assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Applicants must have less than seven years experience in a faculty position and have never received an NIH R-01 grant award. Appointments associated with clinical house staff/fellowship training positions are excluded from the seven-year faculty limit.
Award winners cannot hold concurrent NIH K award, or similar training grant.
No citizenship requirement.
The principal investigator must hold an MD, DO, PhD, ScD, DDS, DVM, or equivalent degree. The investigator must have proven ability to pursue independent research* as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
*Not eligible
: Instructors , Clinical Instructors and Academic Staff-research (i.e., research associates) because Stanford does do consider those positions to be independent or faculty-level positions.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Feb.
Deadline:    Feb.
http://www.marfan.org/resources/researchers/grants

 

The Marfan Foundation
Victor A. McKusick Fellowship Program

The Victor A. McKusick Fellowship is a two-year-award available for PhDs for up to $50,000 per year and MD’s up to $75,000 per year.
Eligibility: Fellows up to postgraduate year six are considered.
No citizenship restriction but research must be done in the U.S.
Through this fellowship, we hope to cultivate promising young physician scientists or research scientists conducting basic, translational or clinical research in the field of Marfan syndrome and related disorders, and to stimulate their advancement toward independent research in this field. 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.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Feb.
Deadline:    Feb.
http://www.marfan.org/resources/researchers/grants
Institutional representative: postdocs/fellows-your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG.
RPM assignments >>


 

 

NIH funding opportunity highlights


NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) (R35)(RFA-HL-16-024)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Amount of funding: up to $600,000 direct costs per year for up to 7 years
For those investigators whose outstanding record of research demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) research. The NHLBI OIA is intended to support a research program, rather than a research project, by providing the primary and most likely sole source of NHLBI funding on individual grant awards. The NHLBI OIA will support the research program of NHLBI-funded investigators for up to seven years.
Eligibility: Applicants must currently PD/PI on at least two NHLBI R01-equivalent (defined here as R01, R37, DP1, or DP2) awards; Have received continuous R01-equivalent support from the NHLBI for at least the past four years as a PD/PI and be able to devote a minimum of 50% research effort (i.e., minimum of six calendar months) throughout the duration of the NHLBI OIA.
Timeline:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadlines: Feb. 8, 2018
Remaining Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2018
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-16-024.html


NHLBI Early Investigator Award (EIA) (R35) (RFA-HL-16-025)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Amount of funding: up to $600,000 direct costs per year for up to 7 years
The NHLBI EIA is intended to support a research program, rather than a research project, by providing the primary, and most likely sole, source of NHLBI funding on individual grant awards.
Eligibility: Stanford early career faculty (assistant professors) who currently have two NHLBI R01 awards, of which one must be an NHLBI-funded NIH Early Stage Investigator R01 award, and whose outstanding record of research demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) research. Can commit a minimum of 50% research effort (i.e., minimum of six calendar months) throughout the duration of the NHLBI EIA.
Timeline:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadlines: Feb. 8, 2018
Remaining Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2018
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-16-025.html


NHLBI funding opportunity highlights:

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver >>)

Bold New Bioengineering Methods and Approaches for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R21) RFA-HL-17-015
Remaining Deadlines: May 10, 2017; October 13, 2017; January 10, 2018; May 10, 2018; October 10, 2018; January 10, 2019; May 10, 2019,
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-17-015.html
**reminder: holiday closure period Dec. 21-Jan. 3

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research on E-Cigarettes (RFA-HL-17-021)
NHLBI
Remaining Deadline: Jan, 16, 2018
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-17-021.html

Maximizing the Scientific Value of the NHLBI Biorepository: Scientific Opportunities for Exploratory Research (R21) RFA-HL-17-022
NHLBI
Remaining Deadline: October 17, 2017; February 15, 2018; October 17, 2018; February 15, 2019; October 17, 2019,
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-17-022.html


NHLBI Program Project Grant (P01) PAR-16-402
Remaining Standard P01 grant deadlines: May 25, Sept. 25
Expiration date: Sept. 26, 2017
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-402.html

NHLBI Clinical Trial Pilot Studies (R34) PAR-16-037
R34-planning grant
Remaining Standard R34 Deadlines: June 16, Oct. 16
Expiration date: Sept. 26, 2017
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-037.html


NHLBI Single-site Investigator-initiated Clinical Trials (R61/R33) PAR-16-405

Remaining Deadlines: June 14, 2017; October 11, 2017; February 13, 2018; June 14, 2018; October 11, 2018; February 13, 2019; June 14, 2019,
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-405.html

NIH Investigator-initiated research grants

SPECIAL NOTICE re: clinical trials and NIH Investigator-initiated Parent Programs
Per this NIH Notice NOT-OD-16-147 >>, effective 09/01/2017, Clinical trials will no longer be accepted through the Parent investigator-initiated programs. They will have to be submitted under clinical trial-specific FOAs.

Parent R01 Program announcement:

Research Project Grant (Parent R01) PA-16-160
NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDC D, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NIMHD, NLM, NCCIH, ORIP
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver >>)
Standard R01 deadlines: Feb 5, June 5, Oct. 5
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: May 8, 2019
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-160.html
Institute contacts: You are strongly encouraged to discuss your research project with the NIH scientific program official for the institute which most closely relates to your project. The table of institute contacts and information can be found on this webpage:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_R01.html

NHLBI does not participate in the investigator-initiated Parent R03 or Parent R21 grants.


NIH NHLBI K01

NHLBI Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01) (RFA-HL-16-006)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
It is targeted toward individuals whose basic, clinical, and translational research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations.
This FOA invites applications from Institutions with eligible faculty members to undertake special study and supervised research under a mentor who is an accomplished investigator in the research area proposed and has experience in developing independent investigators.
Applicants must hold non-tenured faculty positions by the time the award is made.
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) proposal deadlines: Oct. 8, 2017
Remaining Application deadlines:October 15, 2017
Program announcement:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-16-006.html
Applicants-please contact the NIH NHLBI scientific program official listed in the program announcement to discuss your eligibility and research project.

For other K career development awards see this resource webpage:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/nih_kawards.html

 

 

 

Stanford Resources

Institutional representatives (RPMs/RMG and OSR) and Internal Proposal Deadline Policy & Best Practices
School of Medicine PIs:

SoM internal proposal deadline policy, best practices**, FAQs: webpage >>
**You are encouraged to alert your RPM 3-4 weeks prior to any sponsor’s deadline so that your budget can be completed no later than 10 days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. Per the above policy, the institutional representative deadline is the complete by date** and not the “let’s get started date”. [**5 working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline your fully approved and completed PDRF form and application materials must be provided to your RPM/RMG or OSR.]
RPM department assignment webpage >>
PIs in Other Schools:
Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments:
DoResearch webpage >>

 

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

 

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 Jasan Zimmerman at Jasan.Zimmerman@LPFCH.ORG 650-736-2927 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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