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Applicant Information Guide

Mission Statement

The American Heart Association is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.


All applications for research funding will be assessed for their potential impact on the AHA mission.

AHA forms and instructions are updated for each deadline. Check the Supporting Documents for the program to be sure you have the most up to date information.

Preface

Thank you for your interest in applying for research funding from the American Heart Association (AHA).  This guide is intended to assist you with the successful submission of your application. 

The AHA has implemented a Web-based tool, Grants@Heart, to manage the entire application process.  The system is available to all AHA research customers, including applicants, grants officers, fiscal officers, peer reviewers, awardees and more. The system is accessible 24/7 from any location with internet capabilities. 

AHA Policies Governing All Research Applications and Awards
  • Open Science Policies for AHA-funded research
  • Patent, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Policy
  • Standards on Falsification of Scientific Data, Plagiarism and Scientific Misconduct
  • Privacy Statement:Policy on Collection and Use of Personal Information
  • American Heart Association Policy on Support of Stem Cell Research
  • Ethical Aspects of Research With Human Subjects and Animals
  • Family, Medical or Military Leave for Awardees
  • Investigator Financial Disclosure Policy/Objectivity in Research
Our research staff at the National Center office is available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time.  If you need assistance with the application process or have questions, please contact us by emailing apply@heart.org or by calling us at 214-360-6107, option 1.  We will reply as quickly as possible.

Help documents to assist with the application process can be found online for both scientists and grants officers

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