Peer Review

The AHA continually enhances and refines its peer review process
to identify and fund the most meritorious research
projects that support our mission:
To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Information for Applicants and Peer Reviewers

View program descriptions for details, application deadlines, and award activation dates.


Peer Reviewer Qualifications and Committee Rosters


Peer Review Criteria

To judge the merit of an application, reviewers will comment on the criteria listed on the award program description. A current list of Funding Opportunities is on the Application Information page. Applicants must fully address the peer review criteria outlined for the specific award program for which they are applying.

Applicants should never contact reviewers regarding applications. Discussing scientific content of an application or attempting to influence review outcome will constitute a conflict of interest in the review. Reviewers must notify the AHA if an applicant contacts them.

Contact Us

For assistance with peer review related questions,
please contact us at
 or (214)360-6108