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 was 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.

Information about the awadee, as well as additional funding opportunity information, and application and award details, are below.

Key Dates

Online System Opens
September 29, 2017, 12:00 AM
Application Deadline
January 31, 2018, 12:00 AM
Awards Announced
<p><a href="/node/14142">June 12, 2018</a></p>

Funds and Project Period

Funds Available Up To

$5 million

Maximum Project Period

4 years (with the opportunity for up to a 12-month no-cost extension)

Awardee Announcements

Award Announcements

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.

Application Submission Information


Award Types