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Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Grant Opportunities

The American Heart Association's Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine (The Institute) aims to advance the science and practice of personalized medicine to improve cardiovascular health of individuals and populations. The Institute is working to create products and services that integrate research with more precise approaches to reverse and prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. To further advance our mission and Institute's goals, we offer grant opportunities to scientists of all fields.

Our first foray into the precision medicine arena was built around the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study (CVGPS). Through this program, the American Heart Association (AHA) spearheaded a collaborative effort to accelerate the future of cardiovascular medicine. Through three award mechanisms the CVGPS program combines the power of long-term population studies with the precision of molecular analysis to unravel key distinctions between and within subgroups of patients. The discoveries it generates will point the way toward better-targeted, safer, and more effective treatments, based on a deeper understanding of patients’ characteristics, including factors such as risk profiles and therapeutic needs.

With new partnerships bringing additional top-level expertise, we are building on the science of precision medicine through collaborative relationships under the Institute. We continue to offer a variety of grant opportunities for scientists and researchers from many different fields of study to accomplish our goals to reverse and prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

AHA-Bayer Innovation and Discovery Grants

  • 18-month grants to focus on cerebral small vessel diseases, chronic kidney disease with comorbities/comortalities and/or heart failure with preserved ejection fractions (HFpEF)
  • Proposals should involve previously acquired clinical datasets and/or include an animal model that can be used to test potential diagnostic and therapeutic targets
  • Three awards at $150,000 award amount
  • Open to international applicants
  • Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 13 2017

Competitive Catalyst Renewal Grant

One-year grant available exclusively to outgoing Pathway and Discovery Grant awardees allowing the awardees to catalyze and expand the scientific impact of their Institute grants.
  • $250,000 award amount.
  • Collaborations with additional Pathway and Discovery awardees is encouraged.

Institute Data Grant Portfolio

Read full Data Grant Portfolio Announcement (PDF)

Institute Innovative Development Grants

  • Two-year grants to focus on developing tools that enrich our ability to identify novel approaches and/or tools to analyze data.
  • $100,000 cash amount with up to $400,000 in Service Credit allocations
  • $5,000 Best in class prize, for investigator / team that makes the most significant and impactful progress and accomplishments each year.

Read the Institute Innovative Development Grant RFA (PDF)

 Data Mining Grants

  • Two-year grant aimed at uncovering patterns and knowledge from existing data sets that will inform standards and ontology for current and future cardiovascular disease-based data. This category of Data Mining grants will also focus on data harmonization steps necessary for data mining.
  • $200,000 cash amount with up to $500,000 in Service Credit allocation.
  • $10,000 Best in class prize, for investigator / team that makes the most significant and impactful progress and accomplishments each year.

Read the Data Mining Grant RFA (PDF)

Data Mining Pilot Grants

  • One year grant focused in the area of innovation or proof of concepts.
  • $50,000 cash amount with up to $125,000 in Service Credit allocation.
  • $5,000 Best in class prize for investigator / team that makes the most significant and impactful progress and accomplishments each year.

Read the Data Mining Pilot RFA (PDF)

Apply for Data Grants

Team Science Toolkit

We are excited to encourage collaboration among our awardees and scientists especially as the research world adopts more open data strategies. We have provided a link to the Team Science Toolkit and also the Team Science Expert Blog jointly operated by the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute.

The Team Science Toolkit is a one-stop-shop to help users engage in, lead, manage, facilitate, support, or study team-based collaboration in science.

Stay up to date with Team Science solutions, and collaborative community at the Expert Blog 

PCORI - AHA Scientific Crowdsourcing Playbook

Institute News

AHA works with Amazon’s cloud service to advance precision medicine
American Heart Association News | July 7, 2016

$4 million awarded to expand heart disease research

American Heart Association Blog | June 12, 2015

Harnessing the immune system to prevent heart disease

American Heart Association Blog | May 21, 2015

Cracking the genetic code on heart problems in African-Americans

American Heart Association Blog | May 5, 2015

Smothering the fires within

American Heart Association Blog | April 17, 2015

CVGPS researcher aims to help prevent and treat stroke with plumbing fix

American Heart Association Blog | April 3, 2015