Welcome to Grants@Heart

Welcome to Grants@Heart, where you can submit a new application, access your current applications and awards, or log in as a Reviewer, Sponsor, Fiscal Officer, or Grants Officer. Grants@Heart allows you to upload documents, manage your AHA roles, review applications and more.

First time users should click the appropriate registration link (Applicant or Grant/Fiscal Officer), or click on Referents Upload. All information is confidential and used solely for your communications with the American Heart Association.

For assistance, please contact the appropriate department below:

Applications  For questions about your Application, please call 214-360-6107.

Awards  For questions about your Award, please call 214-360-6107.

Peer Review  For questions about Peer Review, please call 214-360-6117.


About Our Research Program

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Research is a major part of this effort, and much of the research we fund will help us reach our 2020 Health Impact Goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20%.

We fund research programs that support the development of beginning investigators and those that enrich existing bodies of knowledge by identifying new ways to prevent, detect and treat cardiovascular disease and stroke. Since 1949 the American Heart Association has spent more than $3.4 billion on basic, clinical and population research to enhance knowledge about cardiovascular disease and stroke. In an effort to improve the services provided to volunteers and grant applicants, we have increased our effort substantially over the past 60 years.

*The American Heart Association is made up of volunteers and staff working through the National Center in Dallas and seven affiliates across the United States and Puerto Rico.

*The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do. To that end, the AHA is continually enhancing and refining its review process to ensure that we are able to identify and fund the most meritorious research projects in support of our mission.

The Association has recently approved the participation of lay reviewers in its peer review process. Starting with the Spring 2014 peer review cycle, lay reviewers will be added to study sections and are asked specifically to evaluate the potential impact of research applications to the mission of the AHA. This potential impact assessment will be based primarily on the lay summary document requested of each applicant. The lay summary will be reviewed for mission impact during the peer review process and may be assessed by a lay reviewer. Lay reviewers are individuals without formal training as a scientist who have a strong interest in advancing the prevention and/or management of heart disease and stroke and assist in the review of AHA research applications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the lay summary document portion of the application speaks clearly to potential impact of their proposed work on the AHA mission and is stated clearly in language that can be understood by a non-scientist.

Please Note:

*Effective July 1, 2012: The AHA has decided to change its application submission deadline time to 5:00 pm CST to provide greater support to applicants, institutions and third parties. AHA staff will now be able to respond to inquiries and assist with programmatic questions and technical issues leading right up to the deadline time.

*Applicants are now required to either be an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association member or pay an application fee per submission. The rationale behind the initiation of this requirement was not to financially burden our applicants but to increase membership and therefore strengthen the organization and the services it provides to researchers and their institutions.This requirement will also help the organization defray the administrative cost of processing applications, making more funds available for research awards. Learn more about the additional information on the new membership requirement.

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