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Application Deadlines

  • Supporting Documents lists the required uploads for each program.
  • View the detailed Applications Instructions.
  • **NEW** Each applicant must be an AHA Professional Member.
    Join or renew when preparing an application in Grants@Heart, online, or by phone at 301-223-2307 or 800-787-8984. Membership processing takes 3-5 days; do not wait until the application deadline to renew or join.
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2018-19 AHA Funding Opportunities Timeline*

2018-2019 AHA Research Funding Application Deadlines
 Letter of Intent Deadline
(If applicable)
Application DeadlineFunding NotificationAward Start Date
AHA Predoctoral Fellowship Wed., July 11, 2018Nov. 2018Jan. 1, 2019
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Thurs., July 12, 2018Nov. 2018Jan. 1, 2019
July 2018 will be the ONLY deadline for fellowships (pre and post) this fiscal year
Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Wed., July 18, 2018Dec. 2018Jan. 1, 2019
AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award Thurs., July 19, 2018Dec. 2018Jan. 1, 2019
Merit AwardTues., July 24, 2018Invited Applicants:
Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018
Jan. 2019April 1, 2019
Collaborative Sciences AwardTues., Oct. 9, 2018Invited Applicants:
Thurs., Jan. 31, 2019
May 2019July 1, 2019
Career Development Award Wed., Oct. 17, 2018March 2019April 1, 2019
Established Investigator AwardTues., Oct. 23, 2018Tues., Jan. 15, 2019March 2019April 1, 2019
Innovative Project AwardMon., Oct. 29, 2018Invited Applicants:
Thurs., Jan. 17, 2019
May 2019July 1, 2019
Transformational Project Award Wed., Jan. 23, 2019May 2019July 1, 2019

In fiscal year 2018-19 each award program will be offered only once.

*Subject to change.