Request for Applications: Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Research Network

November 3, 2017 by

Background: 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 the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute. 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.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: November 30, 2017 by 5 p.m. (CT)
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018 by 5 p.m. (CT)
Awards Announced : June 2018
Earliest Start Date: July 1, 2018
Funds Available: Up To $5 million
Maximum Project Period: 4 years (with the opportunity for up to a 12-month no-cost extension)

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