Applications for the Co-Sponsored AHA-FAER Career Development Award Open Now!

September 22, 2021

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) are pleased to once again offer the co-sponsored AHA-FAER Career Development Award (CDA) to develop the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology conducting cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease related research. Applications are open now through December 6, 2021. 

Administered by the AHA, the AHA-FAER CDA supports highly promising anesthesiologists holding an MD or DO in the early years of their first professional appointment. Recipients will explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training to assure the applicant’s future success as a physician-scientist.

The standard AHA CDA typically constitutes $231,000 over a three-year period. For the co-sponsored AHA-FAER CDA, FAER contributed an additional $19,000 to bring the total funding to $250,000 over three years. This includes funding for awardees to attend FAER’s annual career development Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) Meeting twice during the three-year grant period.

Those interested in applying for the AHA-FAER CDA will need to follow the AHA’s CDA grant process, must fulfill all other eligibility requirements called for by the AHA CDA, as well as be an anesthesiologist holding either an MD or DO. 

For additional information on the AHA-FAER CDA, including related links and supporting documents, visit:

About the American Heart Association (AHA)
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. 

About the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)
FAER is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). For 35 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology. Charitable contributions and support to FAER help fuel the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery. Funding priorities include: Research, Education, and Training. FAER has awarded over $49 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit