Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a leading cause of stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates as many as 6.1 million Americans had AFib in 2010, making it the most common heart abnormality in the United States.
This Request for Applications (RFA) for special project funding is being administered by the American Heart Association (AHA) in collaboration with PCORI. The AFib initiative will support efforts to develop or adapt, and then test the effectiveness of, shared decision-making tools. The tools are designed to help patients with AFib, a serious irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, make more-informed choices about the treatment option that might be best for them. Read more about the initiative.
Complete details of this funding opportunity can be found on the AHA's Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) website.
Additional funding opportunity information, including application and award details, are below.
Award Selection and Other Policies
Final funding recommendations will be approved by the AHA.
For all relevant policies and Frequently Asked Questions, please see the SFRN website.
For explicit application instructions, visit the AHA SFRN General Application Information page.
Applications must be submitted using the AHA’s online submission portal available at Grants@Heart.