AHA Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Science

Deadline: February 6, 2025


To enable current AHA awardees to identify and serve as mentors for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups in science and medicine:

  • Individuals from one or more racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in science, including: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those who meet two or more of the following criteria:
    • Were or currently are homeless
    • Were or currently are in the foster care system
    • Were eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program for two or more years
    • Have/had no parents or legal guardians who completed a bachelor’s degree
    • Were or currently are eligible for Federal Pell grants


An eligible AHA-funded investigator identifies an eligible fellow to mentor. (See Eligibility section below.)

Key elements of a successful application will include:

  1. A fellow who has demonstrated excellent potential for conducting research. The fellow will initiate the application in ProposalCentral and will be listed as the awardee/PI.
  2. A research plan that expands or augments the currently funded AHA research project and the fellow’s skills. The mentor and fellow will prepare the application jointly. The mentor s institution will be responsible for administering the project.
  3. A capable mentor(s) who has constructed a strong development plan for the fellow.
  4. A training environment that will facilitate the fellow’s success.

Maximum of two years of AHA support per fellow.

Each predoc/postdoc supported by AHA is expected to attend a scientific conference during the term of the award.

Please see the opportunity webpage for more information.