AHA-FAER Career Development Award

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) have teamed to offer the joint AHA-FAER Career Development Award (CDA) to develop the next generation of physician-investigators in anesthesiology conducting cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease related research. While standard AHA CDAs are comprised of $231,000 in funding, FAER contributed an additional $19,000 to this co-sponsored grant to bring the total funding for the AHA-FAER CDA to $250,000 over a three-year period.

The AHA-FAER CDA, administered by the AHA, supports highly promising anesthesiologists holding an MD or DO in the early years of their first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training to assure the applicant’s future success as a physician-investigator. This award also includes funding for awardees to attend FAER's career development meeting twice during the three-year grant period.

Those interested in applying for the AHA-FAER CDA can do so using the AHA's CDA grant process. Links for use in this regard are provided below.

Research Areas: Cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease related research.

Eligibility: Applicant must fulfill all other qualifications required for an AHA CDA as well as be an anesthesiologist holding either an MD or DO. FAER will not fund AHA-FAER CDA applicants who currently hold an NIH K or R00 award, and will discontinue funding for the AHA-FAER CDA if an awardee accepts funding of another comparable award (e.g., NIH K-series, K99/R00, other AHA or FAER award).

Funding Amount and Duration: $250,000 over three years

Research Time: 50% minimum

Application Deadline: December 8, 2022

Access the links below to apply for the AHA-FAER CDA, to access AHA grant instructions, and for more information on the AHA CDA itself.

Apply for the AHA-FAER CDA   AHA Grant Instructions (PDF)   Additional Information on the AHA CDA


Contact the FAER office at (630) 912-2554 or FAER@faer.org and contact the AHA office at (214) 360-6107 or apply@heart.org.