About the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards
The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) has joined with the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish the AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards. Together, the AHA and CHF most recently offered a jointly-funded request for applications (PDF) for the AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards (CHDRAs). The purpose of the CHDRAs is to provide support for investigators who are actively conducting research directly related to advancing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of CHDs. The joint RFA and funding opportunity will further this goal by offering competitive research grants in basic, clinical, population, or translational research related to CHDs. Predoctoral Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships will be funded through the RFA.
How to Apply for the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards
- American Heart Association and Children’s Heart Foundation Request for Applications (PDF)
- Instructions (PDF) for preparing applications to the American Heart Association
- Applications are created, submitted, and reviewed through the ProposalCentral electronic system. ProposalCentral is a web-based system for application preparation, submission, peer review and awards management. The system is available 24/7.
If you have questions or inquiries regarding the grant program, call (214) 360-6107 or email [email protected].
AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Award Recipients
- First Round Award Recipients and Key Facts (PDF)
- Second Round Award Recipients and Key Facts (PDF)
- Third Round of CHD Research Awards Announced (PDF)
- Fourth Round of CHD Research Awards (PDF)
- Fifth Round of CHD Research Award recipients announced
- June 2019 - Congenital heart defect research awardees announced, request for applications for additional funding opens
- February 2020 - AHA and CHF continue to invest in congenital heart defect research with $1.3M in new grants
- February 2021 - Eight research projects totaling $900K funded to focus on congenital heart defects
- AHA and Children’s Heart Foundation proudly announce the ninth round of Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards
About the AHA/CHF Partnership
The AHA and CHF share common priorities and interests in engaging patients, caregivers, and families impacted by CHDs. Together, the AHA and CHF will collaborate to provide opportunities for CHD awareness, education, and social connectivity for these individuals.
About The Children’s Heart Foundation
The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) is the country’s leading national organization solely dedicated to funding congenital heart defect (CHD) research. The mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects. Since its inception, CHF has funded millions of dollars of CHD research across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit www.childrensheartfoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The AHA was founded in 1924 and is a catalyst for achieving maximum impact in equitable health and well-being in the United States and around the world. The AHA has invested more than $4.9 billion in research, making it the largest not-for-profit funder of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular research, next to the federal government.