Grant Application FAQs

We are currently re-evaluating our grant application process as part of our newly adopted Strategic Plan. Check back soon for updates!

In the meantime, if you have a great congenital heart defect (CHD) project ready to submit, please apply for the AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards.

Through the AHA/CHF CHD Research Awards a total of $22.5 million will be awarded through 2021 to provide support for investigators who are actively conducting basic, clinical, population or translational research directly related to congenital heart defects (CHD). For more information, including deadlines for the next round of funding, please visit:


How can I apply for follow up funding?

CHF requires a 1 to 2-page progress report and a detailed accounting of all monies used at the end of each funding year, which summarizes the research accomplished based on the stated specific aims. Abstracts or publications resulting from CHF funding should be included with the progress report.