AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship – Do you have a passion for studying the health of the heart, the cerebrum, or the brain as a postdoc? Prior to starting a career in independent research, the program aims to launch careers in cardiovascular and stroke research while producing substantial research findings under the guidance of a sponsor or mentor.

AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

For postdoctoral colleagues directing research in the logical domain of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and distributed computing, the AHA Fellowships 2023 are available.

This postdoctoral fellowship aims to educate and train the next generation of scientists in the fields of stroke, heart disease, and large-scale computing. The USA is the host nation for this Fellowship.

What is the Goal of the Postdoctoral Fellowship with the AHA?

Enhancing postdoctoral applicants’ training who have not yet gained independence in their research careers is the main goal of this program.

To do this, candidates must participate in an appropriate research group and get the direction and assistance of a research mentor who offers pertinent scientific guidance.

This scholarship is flexible, enabling applicants to advance their academic careers in research while meeting clinical service obligations, in recognition of the particular difficulties experienced by physicians in juggling research and clinical responsibilities.


Why the American Heart Association (AHA)

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a nonprofit organization with headquarters in the United States that promotes appropriate heart care to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

Its current headquarters are in Dallas, Texas, but it was originally founded in 1924 in New York as a partnership for the prevention and treatment of cardiac sickness. An international organization dedicated to willful well-being is the American Heart Association. 

Field of Study


Interdisciplinary (APPL, SSPB)

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria:

  • Applications for the AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship are encouraged from all nationalities.
  • The applicant must be a full-time student pursuing his or her degree at the time of application.
  • The applicant fellows should also meet institutional requirements for award accommodation and hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., Pharm.D., or comparable terminal doctorate qualification. 
  • If clinical preparation is excluded, the candidate may have nearly five years of experience or preparation for the postdoctoral examination at the time the grant is initiated. 
  • In any case, the employee will be expected to devote 80% of their entire workday to independent research or self-directed exercise rather than administrative, clinical, or pedagogical duties.

How to Apply

Apply online on the AHA website.

For this award, you must work with UB’s Sponsored Project Services (SPS). We advise getting in touch with your SPS Representative at least two weeks before the deadline to finish any required submission processes.

Who Can Apply

One of the following designations is required at the time of application:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Any resident who has submitted an I-485 application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and whose I-765 application has been granted is a pending permanent resident.
  • E-3 Visa – specialty occupation worker
  • F1 Visa – student
  • Temporary Specialty Occupation Worker H1-B Visa
  • J-1 Visa – exchange visitor
  • O-1 Visa: Temporary employee with exceptional scientific talent
  • TN Visa – Professional North American Free Trade Agreement
  • G-4 Visa: Family of International Organizations Employee
  • DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status requires additional AHA approval to apply. Send an email to apply@heart.org with an explanation of your status and a statement of support from your sponsor.

Before requesting American Heart Association financing, applicants are not required to live in the country for any length of time. The recipient of the award must continue to hold one of the aforementioned designations for the period of the award.


  • The total honor measure for the Uncovering New Patterns Fellowship is $150,000 over two years or $75,000 per year. 
  • The Institute Executive Committee also retains the necessary power to choose the final honorarium for important assignments based on necessity and anticipated outcomes.
  • 11,850 for medical coverage


The American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship application deadline is September 15, 2023.



In addition to providing funds, the AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship serves as a platform for young scholars like you to have a significant effect on the field of heart and brain health.

So, if you’re prepared to set out on a transformational path, take advantage of this chance to spur innovation and contribute to a healthy future. One fellowship could pave the road for scientific advances for you.