Clinical Health Profession Student Training Program

Funding Agency:
American Heart Association

Objective: To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in a clinical health professional degree training program and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.

Science Focus: Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems. 

Disciplines: Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.

Deadline: Feb. 9, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of application, the applicant must:

  • Be a post-baccalaureate M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., DrPH, or Ph.D. in nursing (or equivalent clinical health science) doctoral student who seeks research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking upon a research career.
  • Be a full-time student working towards his/her degree. 
  • Have completed initial coursework and be at the stage of the program where he/she can devote full-time effort to research or activities related to the development into an independent researcher. 

American Heart Association research awards are limited to non-profit institutions, including medical, osteopathic and dental schools, veterinary schools, schools of public health, pharmacy schools, nursing schools, universities and colleges, public and voluntary hospitals and others that can demonstrate the ability to conduct the proposed research. 

Applications will not be accepted for work with funding to be administered through any federal institution or work to be performed by a federal employee, except for applications to the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, and applications from Veterans Administrations employees. 

Funding is prohibited for awards at non-U.S. institutions.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 9, 2017