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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.

 

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stanford internal funding opportunities

 


Internal Stanford funding opportunity webpage:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/internalfunding.html

 

 

 

American Heart Association Funding Opportunities

 

AHA Programs 2018 TBA

Overview webpage >>

The 2018 Programs have not been announced. The 2017 RFPs below are for your reference only.

 

 

 

American Heart Association
Postdoctoral Fellowship

At the time of award activation:
-the applicant may have no more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a post-baccalaureate doctoral-level degree (excluding clinical training).
-the applicant must hold a post-baccalaureate Ph.D. degree or equivalent, or a doctoral-level clinical degree, such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., D.D.S., or Ph.D. in nursing, public health, or other clinical health science.
-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 Clinical, translational, population, and basic scientists are encouraged to apply.
See the guidelines for other criteria.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
All basic, clinical, translational, behavioral and population research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, behavioral, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.
Institutional representative (RMG fellowship office) deadline: Oct.
Deadline: Nov.
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443314_Postdoctoral-Fellowship.jsp
*Institutional representative: please submit your fully approved and completed PDRF forms and application materials proposals to the RMG Fellowship office per the proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

American Heart Association
Pre-doctoral Fellowship

To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular health.
At the time of the application:
-Be a post-baccalaureate Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., D.D.S., DrPH, or Ph.D. in nursing (or equivalent clinical health science) doctoral student who seeks research training with a sponsor 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 or a related career aimed at improving global cardiovascular health.
See the guidelines for other criteria.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
Institutional representative (RMG fellowship office) deadline: Oct.
Deadline: Nov.
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443316_Predoctoral-Fellowship.jsp
*Institutional representative: please submit your fully approved and completed PDRF forms and application materials proposals to the RMG Fellowship office per the proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 


AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award (AIREA)

Stanford is NOT eligible- this targets institutions that are not major NIH recipients.


Established Investigator Award

Amount of funding: $80K/yr including 10% IDC x 5 yrs ($400K total award)
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained though their RPM at least 1-2 weeks prior to the LOI submission)
At the time of the award activation (by Jan. 8, 2018), applicants must be 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, instructor, etc.) See other criteria, including citizenship & visa requirements.
Purpose: To support mid-career investigators with unusual promise and established records 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.
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required) deadline: Aug.
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Sept.
Full proposal deadline: Oct.
Guidelines >>


AHA Merit Award
Amount of funding: $200K per yr x 5 years ($1 million total award) (2 to be awarded)
Eligibility (clarification): Stanford tenured or tenure-track associate professors or higher (per the AHA, our MCL Associate Professors are also eligible); Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent). Awarded investigators are required to devote at least 75% of their total effort to the direct conduct of research. An appropriate effort must be devoted to the work related to this award. See other criteria, including citizenship & visa requirements.
Purpose: To fund highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, demonstrated by federal or equivalent funding [NIH, AHRQ, HRSA, etc.] from multiple sources and excellent publication records with accelerating impact, who have the potential to move a field of science forward with creative approaches that are aligned with the mission of the AHA.
This award will support individual scientists with a trajectory of success, who propose novel approaches to major research challenges in the areas of CV and stroke that have the potential to produce unusually high impact.
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required) deadline:  Aug.
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Oct.
Full proposal deadline: Nov.
Guidelines >>


Institutional Undergraduate Student Award
Amount of funding:
see the guidelines. Term: 3 yrs.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Purpose: This is an institutional award (and not an individual award) made to qualified research institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience that supports the mission of the AHA to undergraduate college students. Research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke and pertinent clinical, translational, population, basic science, bioengineering and biotechnology, public health, and multidisciplinary efforts. The institution must demonstrate the ability to provide a meaningful research experience to students during the allotted 10-week fellowship experience.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Sept.
Full proposal deadline: Oct.
Guidelines >>

 


 

 



AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Grants


AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Grants
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: for Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Aug.
Deadline EXTENDED for applications: Aug.
Guidelines
PDF file of the guidelines* >>
*the PDF file does not reflect the deadline extension

 

AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Grants
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 pages 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 (see below*) complete by date: Aug.
Deadline EXTENDED to: Aug.
Guidelines
PDF file of the guidelines* >>
*the PDF file does not reflect the deadline extension
Institutional representatives:
If the applicant is a postdoctoral/clinical fellow: RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist on this webpage >>. (Postdocs: if your appointment changes, you must notify the RMG Fellowship Office)
If the applicant is an Instructor (M.D., M.D./Ph.D.) or an R.N./PhD. faculty (see the top of page 6 of the PDF file): contact your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG >>).

 

 

 



foundations




Fondation Leducq
Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Research
Amount of funding: up to $6M over 5 yrs (up to 5 to be awarded)
Each network is built around a transatlantic research alliance involving two network coordinators, the European Coordinator and the North American Coordinator.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required):
Sept.Paris Time (via proposal central)
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Feb.
Full proposal (by invitation only): Feb. via proposal central
Overview webpage:
https://www.fondationleducq.org/transatlantic-networks-of-excellence/how-to-apply-overview/
Download a PDF file of the guidelines >>

 

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

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

 

2018:

January


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
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.
http://www.ishlt.org/awards/awardCareerApp.asp
*reminder: because of the holiday closure period, PIs are encouraged to alert their RPM in early Dec. re: their plans to submit a proposal.


February

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.
Deadline:   Feb.
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 >>

 

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 >>

 

March

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
Deadline:  March
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

 

April


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
Deadline:    April
http://www.marfan.org/nm-cma-faculty-grant


June


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
Full application: June
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
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

 

 

 

NIH


See the NIH resource section on the RMG Funding Information Resources webpage >>

 

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 >>

 

Foundation Relations: MCD and LPFCH
The Corporate and 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, Director, at 650-736-9749, joym@stanford.edu, or Kimberly Meyers Hewlett, Associate Director, at 650-497-3832, myers@stanford.edu for assistance.

 

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.

 

Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO), School of Medicine
The SRDO is an additional and optional resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities for grants include large center or program project grants, grants on topics aligned with the Dean's initiatives, and junior faculty, i.e., assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as NIH R01 and similar grants. SRDO's services will include identification of funding opportunities, editing of proposals, project management and assembly of large proposals, interfacing with sponsors and university central offices, and promoting collaborations. The contacts are Michael K. Helms, PhD, MBA (mkhelms@stanford.edu, 650-723-4526), Director of SRDO, and Sandra Holden, PhD (srholden@stanford.edu, 650-724-5345), Grant Development Officer.

 

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)-School of Medicine
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) is a unique resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities include junior faculty, i.e., instructors and assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as the NIH career development K awards, R01 and similar grants. In addition to workshops on grantsmanship and transition to independence, OFDD services include individual mentorship and one-on-one advising designed to edit proposals, define, develop and elucidate scientific questions related to these efforts, establish project management parameters and facilitate and improve manuscript writing. More information on these services can be found on the OFDD website at: http://med.stanford.edu/facultydiversity/faculty-development or by contacting OFDD directly at: facultydevelopment_som@stanford.edu


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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