Cardiac Research Grants

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    Foundation for Cardiac Research

    • The Foundation for Cardiac Research's (FCR) medical board selects specific proposals or individuals for funding research conducted at the University of California at San Francisco. The FCR trains new investigators in the field, and funds research and options for treatment for heart disease patients, concentrating on those with congestive heart failure or vascular issues. Grants include clinical trial funding and various laboratories.

    American Heart Association

    • The American Heart Association's (AHA) Grants at Heart Web-based application system manages its awards processes, including peer review of proposals. The AHA is the country's second largest provider of cardiac research grants, after the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Partnering with private organizations, foundations and the corporate sector, the AHA has funded the research of 11 Nobel Prize winners as of 2010. Grant proposals must adhere to the scientific method, with researchers forming hypothesis and developing methodology to test it.

    Patrick J. Scanlon MD Cardiovascular Research Fund

    • Named in memory of a cardiovascular researcher, the Patrick J. Scanlon MD Cardiovascular Research Fund is administered by the charitable wing of the Loyola University Chicago Medical Center. One hundred percent of donations go to grants and scholarships for physicians pursuing cardiac research. Basic as well as translational cardiac research receive support. Research focuses on causes and treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease, and other cardiac issues.

    Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation

    • The Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation offers the Medical Student Research Fellowship Program for top students to pursue cardiovascular research careers. Applicants must be currently attending a U.S.-based medical school but do not need previous research experience for consideration. For the 2011-12 academic year, the one-year fellowship awards a $28,500 stipend along with a $7,000 award for research-related travel, moving costs and health insurance. Additional funding is available to present papers at national research conferences.

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