Required Application Documents


  • Required Documents - The Applicant (PI) is required to submit specific documents, which vary for each award program. In addition, other individuals (called Third Parties) associated with the application will provide supporting documents. All required documents must be uploaded into ProposalCentral by the applicant before the proposal can be submitted to the AHA. The lists displayed below are only for award mechanisms with pending submission deadlines.
  • Reference Reports/Letters - Several programs require reference reports or letters. Referees will upload their documents into ProposalCentral by using a link that will be sent to them via a system-generated email message. Referees must upload their documents before the proposal can be submitted. Applicants should communicate deadlines (both institutional and AHA) to those providing reference letters.
  • Instructions - For items below that are not hyperlinked, instructions are contained in the Application Instructions (PDF). The maximum number of pages permitted for each item is listed below.
  • ProposalCentral - Submission of proposals for AHA research funding is done entirely online, using ProposalCentral. Paper submissions are not accepted. Only the required documents can be submitted; there is no mechanism for supplemental materials.

Established Investigator Award

Pre-Proposal
(letter of intent)

  • Pre-proposal (letter of intent) (2 pages)
  • Applicant/PI Biosketch (5 pages)

INVITED FULL PROPOSAL:
Applicant

Third Party Personnel

Collaborative Sciences Award

Pre-Proposal
(letter of intent)

  • Pre-proposal (letter of intent) (3 pages)
  • Biosketch from each proposed Co-Principal Investigator (5 pages per Co-PI)

INVITED FULL PROPOSAL:
Initiating Co-PI

 Additional Co-PIs

Other Third Party Personnel
(if applicable)

HERN Maternal Health Outcomes

Project Grant Applicant

  • Applicant/PI Biosketch (5 pages)
  • Template for Budget Justification (DOC) (2 pages)
  • Template for Research Project Environment (DOC) (2 pages)
  • Research Plan (12 pages) – See Peer Review Phase I section of the RFP for criteria against which the proposal will be evaluated
  • Literature Cited in Proposal (4 pages)
  • Coordinating Center Vision and Approach to Foster Synergy and Collaboration (8 pages) - Obtain from Coordinating Center PI
  • Submitted Pre-Proposal and Institutional Letter (4 pages) - Obtain from Coordinating Center PI
  • Summary for Non-scientists/Lay Summary - The lay summary is not a document to be uploaded, rather it is entered through form fields in ProposalCentral. We list it here so the applicant may be aware that this is required.
  • Biosketches -- Required for all project professionals listed in third party personnel (i.e., Co-PIs, Co-Is, Collaborators)

    HERN Required Documents Instructions (PDF)

Coordinating Center Applicant

  • Applicant/PI Biosketch (5 pages)
  • Template for Budget Justification (DOC) (2 pages)
  • Infrastructure to Support Coordinating Center (2 pages)
  • Coordinating Center Vision and Approach to Foster Synergy and Collaboration (8 pages)  
  • Coordinating Center PI Qualifications (2 pages)
  • Literature Cited in Proposal (4 pages)
  • Biosketch from all project professionals listed in third party personnel (i.e., Project PIs, Collaborating Investigators, Consultants)
  • Submitted Pre-Proposal and Institutional Letter (4 pages)
  • Summary for Non-scientists/Lay Summary - The lay summary is not a document to be uploaded, rather it is entered through form fields in ProposalCentral. We list it here so the applicant may be aware that this is required.

HERN Required Documents Instructions (PDF)

AHA Predoctoral Fellowship and AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applicant

  • Proposed Research Plan (5 pages)
  • Biosketch/Personal Statement (5 pages)
  • Literature Cited (4 pages)
  • Vertebrate Animal Subjects (no page limit)
  • Resubmission Modifications (if applicable, 2 pages)

Third Party Personnel

Sponsor/Mentor and Co-Sponsor/Co-Mentor:

** For each of the following three items, AHA requires one document from the sponsor/mentor that also includes information for the co-sponsor/co-mentor, if one has been named. **

Optional third-party personnel:

Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training

Applicant (program director)

Third Party Personnel, if listed in application

Career Development Award

Applicant

  • Research Plan (8 pages)
  • Biosketch (5 pages)
  • Career Development Plan (3 pages)
  • Literature Cited (4 pages)
  • Research Project Environment (DOC) (2 pages)
  • Budget Justification (DOC) (2 pages)
  • Vertebrate Animal Subjects (if applicable, no page limit)
  • Resubmission Modifications (if applicable, 2 pages)

Third Party Personnel

Strategically Focused Research Network

CENTER Required Documents

PROJECT Required Documents 

TRAINING CENTER Required Documents

Research Supplement to Promote Diversity

Fellow/Trainee

  • Proposed Research Plan (3-page limit)
  • Biographical Sketch (5 pages) -- NIH OMB No. 0925-0001 and 0925-0002 (Rev. 03/2020  approved through 02/28/2023). No need to reformat to AHA page specifications.
  • The fellow is expected to prepare the lay summary. The lay summary is not a document to be uploaded, rather it is entered through form fields in Proposal Central. We list it here, so the fellow may be aware.

Mentor

  • Biosketch of Mentor and Co-Mentor, if applicable (5-page limit per Mentor)
  • Past and Current Trainees (3 pages per mentor)
  • Research Project Environment (no page limit)
  • Training Plan of Mentor (and Co-Mentor, if named) (3 pages total)

Refer to Sponsor/Mentor Information page for details.

Transformational Project Award

Applicant

Third Party Personnel

AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award (AIREA)

Applicant

Third Party Personnel

  • Provost's Letter of Institutional Eligibility (1 page)

Optional third-party personnel:

HERN on the Prevention of Hypertension

Project Grant Applicant

  • Applicant/PI Biosketch (5 pages)
  • Budget Justification Form DOC) (2 pages)
  • Research Project Environment (DOC) (2 pages)
  • Project Plan (12 pages) – See Peer Review Phase I in the RFA for criteria against which the proposal will be evaluated.
  • Literature Cited in Proposal (4 pages)
  • Coordinating Center Vision and Approach to Foster Synergy and Collaboration (8 pages) - Obtain from Coordinating Center PI
  • Summary for Non-scientists/Lay Summary - The lay summary is not a document to be uploaded, rather it is entered through form fields in ProposalCentral. We list it here so the applicant may be aware that this is required.

HERN Required Document Instructions (PDF)

Coordinating Center Applicant

  • Applicant/PI Biosketch (5 pages)
  • Budget Justification Form (DOC) (2 pages)
  • Infrastructure to Support Coordinating Center (2 pages)
  • Coordinating Center Vision and Approach to Foster Synergy and Collaboration (8 pages)
  • Coordinating Center PI Qualifications (2 pages)
  • Literature Cited in Proposal (4 pages)
  • Summary for Non-scientists/Lay Summary - The lay summary is not a document to be uploaded, rather it is entered through form fields in ProposalCentral. We list it here so the applicant may be aware that this is required.

HERN Required Document Instructions (PDF)

ASA/Bugher Foundation Centers of Excellence in Hemorrhagic Stroke

CENTER Required Documents

TRAINING CENTER Applicant

PROJECT Required Documents 

Third Party Personnel

Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Awards

Grant Applicants

  • Data Access Approval Letter(s) (no page limit) (PDF)
  • Research Plan (5 pages)
  • Literature Cited (no page limit)
  • Biographical Sketch/Bibliography (5 pages)
  • Budget Justification Form - Word template (2 pages) (DOCX)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicants

Fellowship Applicant Document

Sponsor Applicant Documents

Collaborative Documents

Institutional Program Director Applicants

Program Director Applicant Documents

Sponsor Applicant Documents

Optional Fellow Documents