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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.

Uncovering New Patterns Grants

  • One-year grants to uncover new patterns and make new discoveries within and across existing datasets using cloud computing. Specifically, these grants will 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.
  • $150,000 award amount.
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 

Read the Institute Uncovering New Patterns Grant RFA (PDF)

Uncovering New Patterns Fellowships

  • Two-year fellowships to train a generation of postdoctoral fellows in the scientific area of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and cloud computing. Specifically, these grants will 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.
  • $150,000 award amount.
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Read the Uncovering New Patterns Fellowships Grant RFA (PDF)

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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