Office of Research

Winter 2014 Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network

The Strategically Focused Research Network will focus on PREVENTION. The AHA is interested in the science community exploring all aspects of prevention, which can assist the AHA in reaching its 2020 Goals and overall mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To that end, the AHA pursues 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 discovery in prevention
  • One proposal addressing population science discovery in prevention


A Center application can comprise projects from 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 areas of science will collaborate, both in their science discoveries and through joint team communication and integration. 

Application Instructions

OR internal deadline: 12/5/13

LOI deadline: 12/16/13

OSP deadline: 1/28/14

Sponsor deadline: 2/4/14


Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to by 5:00 PM Thursday, December 5, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. A letter of intent is due to the sponsor 12/16/13. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 2/4/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 1/28/14 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


12/05/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
01/28/2014 OSP Deadline
02/04/2014 Sponsor Deadline

American Heart Association

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at