About the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards
How to Apply for the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards
- Submit an online application through Grants@Heart to any AHA investigator-initiated program offered by the local AHA affiliate or the Association-wide Research Program.
- If you are a new user, please register by clicking on the “Applicants” option on the left side of the screen. Returning users may use their existing log-in.
- Follow all steps for submitting an application online.
- Once the application is complete and has been submitted, please send an email to email@example.com notifying the AHA Research Administration that you have submitted an application relevant to congenital heart defects.
- Please note – there is not a “Congenital Heart Defect Award” program. Applicants can apply to any program, and as long as the research is related to Congenital Heart Defects, it will be considered for the award. Sending an email to the address above ensures that your submission will be reviewed for this award
If you have questions about The Children’s Heart Foundation’s independent grant process, please visit CHF’s For Scientists page.
AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Award Recipients
About the AHA/CHF Partnership
To further lifesaving research for congenital heart defects, the American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation are joined to help tackle the world’s number one birth defect: CHDs.
This alliance not only provides grants to further research, but also provides an outlet to encourage conversations about parents and caregivers through the Patient Support Network. The Patient Support Network is an online resource for peer-to-peer connections for patients and loved ones dealing with a variety of heart conditions, including congenital heart defects.
In addition, both organizations will continue to raise awareness about CHDs, the need to address national policies for early CHD detection and health advances that can change the life expectancy of babies born with a congenital heart defect.
CHDs are among the most common birth defects and the leading killer of infants with birth defects in the U.S. Roughly 40,000 children are born in the U.S with a heart defect each year. The incident rate of CHDs has not decreased over time. However, thanks to advancements made through research, more infants with CHDs survive to adulthood. Collaborations like the one between the AHA and the CHF are vital to the continuation of these advancements.
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