Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Science

Funding Agency:
American Heart Association

To enable current AHA awardees to identify and serve as mentors for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science and medicine (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).

An eligible AHA-funded investigator identifies an eligible trainee from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group in science and medicine to mentor.  (See Eligibility section below.)

Key elements of a successful application will include:

  1.  A trainee who has demonstrated excellent potential for conducting research. The fellow will initiate the application in ProposalCentral and will be the awardee/PI.
  2.  A research plan that expands or augments the currently funded AHA research project and the fellow’s skills. The mentor and fellow will prepare the application jointly. The mentor’s institution will be responsible for administering the project.
  3.  A capable mentor(s) who has constructed a strong development plan for the fellow.
  4.  A training environment that will facilitate the fellow's success. 

Maximum of two years of AHA support per trainee.

Each predoc/postdoc supported by AHA is expected to attend a scientific conference during the term of the award.

Deadline: Jan. 17, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Currently-funded AHA faculty awardees with at least one year of funding remaining on the original award term at the time of activation (April 1, 2023).

Up to two additional co-mentors are permitted, but are not required.

Awardees who hold the following AHA grants are eligible to serve as mentors for this supplement:

  • AHA Merit Award
  • Career Development Award
  • Collaborative Sciences Award
  • Established Investigator Award
  • Innovative Project Award
  • Transformational Project Award
  • Project PIs of a funded Strategically Focused Research Network

Funding Type



African American
Grad/Prof Students
Medical Fellow/Resident
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women of Color


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 17, 2024