Call for Proposals

Call for Research Proposals 2019

The Children’s Heart Foundation is the leading charitable organization dedicated to funding congenital heart defect (CHD) research.

Our 2019 Call for Research Proposals is now open! CHF seeks to fund life-saving, life-changing CHD research in clinical cardiology, basic science, population science, and advancement of surgical/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

Investigators should submit Research Funding Applications online at

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.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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

FAQs about our Call for Proposals can be found here.

Click here to download the Research Grant Program Guidelines.

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