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Research Grant Program

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scientists for Research Projects that
Focus on Clinical Cardiology and Surgical Techniques

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF)

Deadline Date:

06/07/19 5:00 PM CT


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Grants to USA, Canada, and International scientists for research projects that aim to advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of congenital heart defects. Funding is intended to support research projects with a particular focus on basic science, population science, clinical cardiology, and the advancement of surgical or interventional techniques including, but not limited to the following areas:

- Genetics
- Biochemistry
- Pharmacology
- Devices and procedural research (cardiac catheterization and surgery)
- Neurodevelopmental and functional outcomes
- Quality and policy regarding delivery of care, coverage and access
- Maternal environment and modifiable disease impact on fetuses with CHD
- Fetal diagnosis and intervention
- Long-term care of adults with CHDs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155207

Estimated Size of Grant:

No single project may receive more than $100,000 in CHF funds during any calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following are non-allowable costs when submitting a research proposal:

- Alteration or renovation of lab or office space
- Audiovisual materials
- Audit costs
- Communications
- Conference grant costs
- Consultant services
- Entertainment costs
- Fringe benefits
- Fundraising
- Indirect costs
- Insurance
- New construction
- Principal investigator or consultant salary
- Publications
- Travel expenses
- Taxes
- Tuition or trainee salary or costs

Technician salary is generally allowable if the justification is provided that the project could not be processed without this employee’s help and expertise. The principal investigator must directly employ the technician; consultant technician salary will not be allowed.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit an application for the 2019 research funding cycle is Friday, June 7, 2019. The online application system will close at 5:00 pm CT.

English is the only language to be used.

The Medical Advisory Counsel of The Children’s Heart Foundation will review the proposals by late Fall 2019. Those recommended will receive funding on December 22, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications online:

Please contact with any questions regarding our application or research funding process.

For technical support please contact

The Children’s Heart Foundation
P.O. Box 244
Lincolnshire, IL 60069-0244

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.