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AHA Rapid Response Grant: COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact

Grants to USA Research Institutions
for Studies Related to COVID-19

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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American Heart Association (AHA)

Deadline Date:

04/06/20 5:00 PM Central Time

Description:

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Grants to USA research institutions to support cardiovascular-based studies related to COVID-19/Coronavirus. Funding is intended for research that will help investigators understand the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, clinical manifestations, clinical management (including critical care management), and social behaviors that can lead to dissemination, containment, and complications of COVID-19.

In addition, to ensure rapid dissemination of results to the medical and research communities, one grant recipient will be selected to establish the COVID-19 Coordinating Center. This center will coordinate communication among the awardees, help establish collaborations where appropriate, receive results from all awardees and serve to coordinate dissemination of all findings resulting from this mechanism.

For applicants interested in also serving as the AHA COVID-19 Coordinating Center, an additional narrative  will be required, describing the PI’s experience in multi-institutional collaborative research, data management, rapid and accurate dissemination of very contemporary research and clinical information, as well as institutional infrastructure supportive of this need.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188659

Number of Grants:

AHA anticipates funding at least 10 awards. One grant recipient will be selected to establish the COVID-19 Coordinating Center.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts will be up to $100,000.

Up to an additional $150,000 will be awarded for the AHA COVID-19 Coordinating Center.

Term of Contract:

Because of the urgency of this issue, innovative, highly impactful short-term proposals (9-12 months), which can show progress within the period of this award, are sought.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Awardee institutions must be based in the United States; however, international partners may be included as part of the proposal and subcontracting to these sites is allowable.

Additional requirements for the AHA COVID-19 Coordinating Center:
- All awardees must commit to submitting results to the AHA COVID-19 Coordinating Center.
- Awardees must deposit all data collected through this funding mechanism to the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine (https://www.heart.org/en/professional/institute).
- All institutional assurances (IRB and/or IACUC protocols, etc) must be submitted to AHA prior to release of funds.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for funding are due by Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. Central Time. Peer review will take place in April.

Activation of the awards is planned to occur as early as 6 weeks after grant submission (subject to receipt of required assurances).

Applications must include an NIH Biosketch of the principal Investigator, including up to three publications that are relevant to the work being proposed and/or demonstrate the ability to carry out the proposed research.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications and all documentation to apply@heart.org, with the subject heading "COVID-19 Grant."

Direct questions to the email address above or call (214) 360-6107 (option 1).

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