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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

American Heart Grant-in-Aid January Deadline

Application Deadlines:
  • Founders Affiliate – Jan. 15, 2014
Award Activation:  July 1, 2014
Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on the deadline date.  The system will shut down at 5:00 p.m. CDT.  Early submission is encouraged.  Your institutional Grants Officer (GO) has the final responsibility of submitting your completed application to the American Heart Association.  It is important that you check with your GO for his/her internal deadline.

Program Description, Eligibility and Peer Review Criteria
Success Rates 

To encourage and adequately fund the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators.
Science FocusResearch broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
Proposals are encouraged from all basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, behavioral, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.

Target AudienceAt the time of application the applicant must: 
  • hold a faculty/staff appointment of any rank (or equivalent), and must be conducting independent research. Not intended for individuals in research training or fellowship positions. 
  • hold a M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree.
Percent Effort
While no minimum percent effort is specified, the PI must demonstrate that adequate time will be devoted to ensure successful completion of the proposed project. 

At the time of application, must have one of the following designations:
  • U.S. citizen
  • Permanent resident 
  • Pending permanent resident. Applicants must have applied for permanent residency and have filed form I-485 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    and have received authorization to legally remain in the United States (having filed an Application for Employment Form I-765).
  • E-3 Visa - specialty occupation worker
  • H1-B Visa - temporary worker in a specialty occupation
  • J-1 Visa - exchange visitor
  • O-1 Visa  - temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences
  • TN Visa - NAFTA Professional
  • G-4 Visa - family member of employee of international organizations and NATO   
Awardee must meet American Heart Association citizenship criteria throughout the duration of the award.

Location of WorkThe award may be completed at any accredited institution in the following affiliates:

Founders - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

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