Cardiovascular Research Institute

Grant Opportunities

A number of grant opportunities are available to Baylor College of Medicine researchers. See a funding list from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

NHLBI Grants and Contracts: Funding Opportunity Information

Below, potential grants are offered by the NIH and other institutions related to cardiovascular research.

PA-15-037: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R01)

Due date: Jan. 8, 2018 
Funding: Case-by-case basis for up to four years

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R01) 

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications that propose basic, clinical, and epidemiological outcomes research on the impact of age on the development of, diagnosis, and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) complications in older persons or animal models. Research may focus on, but is not limited to 1) the epidemiology of increasing incidence and prevalence of DM with advancing age, particularly regarding potential racial-ethnic disparities, 2) the elucidation of age-related mechanisms predisposing older adults to diabetes and resultant CVD , 3) understanding the role of aging in increased incidence and severity of CVD outcomes in older diabetics, and 4) determining age-specific prevention, screening, diagnostic, and management strategies of DM in older persons and its CVD complications. Research supported by this initiative is expected to elucidate the role of aging mechanisms that underlie the increased vulnerability of older adults to DM and its CVD complications and to provide evidence-based guidance to improve more appropriate diagnostic criteria, risk stratification, and intervention recommendations to prevent the onset, or improve short- and long-term outcomes, of DM and CVD in older persons. 

American Heart Association's Strategically Focused Research Network

Due date: Nov. 17, 2015
Funding: up to $3.7 million, four-year period

Go Red For Women Research Network

This Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) funding opportunity issued by the American Heart Association, encourages research grant applications from investigators who  will focus on the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of women’s health. For the intention of this particular RFA, the AHA’s conceptual framework states  this initiative is to support a collaboration of basic, clinical and population researchers from different disciplines whose collective efforts will lead to new approaches to study heart disease and stroke risk, incidence and outcomes in women. Specifically, this RFA seeks to have basic, clinical and population/behavioral health teams join together and submit proposals which address the topic of women’s health via their individual areas of expertise.

RFA-HL-16-006: Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)

Due date: Feb. 18, 2016
Funding: Case-by-case basis for up to 5 years.

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites applications to enhance the pool of of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research. It is targeted toward individuals whose basic, clinical, and translational research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations. 

This program provides research development opportunities for non-tenured science faculty from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research,with varying levels of research experience. The research development program of the candidate should be based on the candidate’s scholastic background, previous research experience, past achievements, and potential to develop into an independent research investigator.

Scientists and physicians with some research experience who need guided course work and supervised laboratory experiences, as well as faculty who need an intensive research experience under the guidance of an established scientist, are eligible to apply.