Request for Applications: Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Research Network
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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.
Funds and Project Period
4 years (with the opportunity for up to a 12-month no-cost extension)
- $5 million award from PCORI and AHA establishes center to support better-informed AFib treatment decisions (PCORI news release)
More than $28 million awarded for new atrial fibrillation research centers to improve patient outcomes (AHA news release)
New $5M research initiative aims to determine best treatments for atrial fibrillation patients (AHA news release)
PCORI Board approves $8.6 million for study on treatment options for psoriasis and $2.75 million for research on atrial fibrillation (PCORI news release)
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
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 [email protected].