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National and Affiliate Research Program Award Commitments

AHA Research Commitments 2014-2015

Funded by Association-wide Research Program
(in millions)
Funded by Affiliate
(in millions)
Founders Affiliate
(Conn., Mass., Maine, N.H., N.J., N.Y., R.I., Vt.)
$13.54 $12.29
Great Rivers Affiliate
(Del., Ky., Ohio, Pa., W. Va.)
$8.76 $8.54
Greater Southeast Affiliate
(Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., P.R., Tenn.)
$14.49 $10.91
Mid-Atlantic Affiliate
(D.C., Md. N.C., S.C., Va.)
$8.67 $7.57
Midwest Affiliate
(Iowa, Ill., Ind., Kan., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.D., Neb., S.D., Wis.)
$14.60 $14.59
SouthWest Affiliate
(Ariz., Colo., N.M., Okla., Texas, Wyo.)
$6.24 $11.55
Western States Affiliate
(Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, Idaho, Mont., Nev., Ore., Utah, Wash.)
$5.13 $12.70
Total Commitment to Active Awards $71.44 $78.15

American Heart Association Research Programs

Program 2015 New Awards 2015 New Award Commitment
(in dollars)
Continuing  Awards Description
Undergraduate Research Fellowship 24 $319,500 Help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Medical Student Research Fellowship 3 $61,700 5 Encourages promising students to consider an academic career in cardiovascular disease and stroke research.
Predoctoral Fellowship 227 $10,879,000 179 Helps students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Postdoctoral Fellowship 223 $20,514,980 189 Provides training for and encourages the pursuit of research careers.
Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award 3 $1,779,000 34 For beginning physician-scientists with outstanding potential for careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Mentored Clinical and Population Research Program 24 $3,586,299 34 Encourages early-career investigators to engage in high quality introductory and pilot clinical and population studies.
Scientist Development Grant 115 $31,978,997 351 Helps promising beginning scientists move from completion of research training to independent investigators.
Beginning Grant-in-Aid 42 $5,870,630 39 Promote independence of promising beginning scientists.
Innovative Research Grant 15 $2,240,000 13 Supports 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.
Grant-in-Aid 189 $29,418,390 209 Innovative, highly meritorious cardiovascular and stroke research projects from independent investigators.
Established Investigator Award 4 $1,520,000 41 Mid-term investigators with unusual promise, an established record of accomplishments, and a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science.
Bugher Foundation Stroke Center 0 0 11  Collaboration of basic, clinical and population researchers from different specialties, whose collective efforts will lead to new approaches to prevent and treat stroke.
Collaborative Sciences Award 10 $2,999,997 Association-wide Research program funds research goals that can only be achieved through innovative collaboration among disparate disciplines.
Mentor/AHA Mentee Award 5 $225,000 Enables qualified mentors to support new research in areas by early-career scientists, with a special focus on underserved minorities.
Strategically Focused Research Network 32 $29,673,600  16 Promotes multi-institutional, multidisciplinary collaboration directed toward a key strategic issue.
CVGPS Grand Challenge Grant 2 $4,000,000 0 Accelerates the discovery of personalized treatments and prevention of cardiovascular disease by enabling researchers to access massive volumes of data from multiple studies, including the Framingham and Jackson Heart Studies.
CVGPS Pathway Grant 8 $3,985,489 0 Accelerates the discovery of personalized treatments and prevention of cardiovascular disease by enabling researchers to access massive volumes of data from multiple studies, including the Framingham and Jackson Heart Studies.