3 New American Heart Association (AHA) Research Programs
Will Be Included in January 2014 Cycle
The Strategically Focused Research Network—Focusing on PREVENTION
The AHA is interested in the science community exploring all aspects of prevention, which can assist the AHA in reach its 2020 Goals and overall mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To that end, the AHA encourages research from the basic, clinical and population sciences. This RFA will require that each submission have an overall application from the Center Director, as well as three proposals from project Principal Investigators:
One proposal addressing basic science discovery in prevention
One proposal addressing clinical science discovering in prevention
One proposal addressing population science discovery in prevention
A Center application can comprise projects form more than one institution, as long as there is a named sponsoring institution, where the Center Director is located and will manage the oversight and financial responsibilities. Thus, applications should convey how these different of science will collaborate, both in their science discoveries and through joint team communication and integration. More details and the Request for Applications for this program will be available in early fall 2013.
Collaborative Sciences Program
This program allows two primary investigators from disparate disciplines, with histories of collaborations, to work on a project that is achievable only with efforts from both disciples. Collaboration should foster innovative, unique and novel discoveries and may combine basic, clinical, population and/or translational research.
Mentor/AHA Mentee Award
This unique program funds mentors to work with AHA early career grantees who are:
Working in new/difficult areas of inquiry or potential from new discovery,
Underrepresented minorities in science, or
Conducting research at NIH AREA_designated institutions.
All three new programs are offered by the AHA National Research Program.