Deerfield High School Chest CHD Catalyst Award

Deerfield High School Chest CHD Catalyst Award Request for Applications (RFA)

Since 2006, Saving tiny Hearts Society (StHS) has been working to fulfill its mission of raising seed money for grossly under-funded, lifesaving grass roots research of congenital heart defects (CHD’s). With this year’s partnership with Deerfield High School’s School Chest charity drive, we are proud to announce the 2020 Deerfield High School Chest CHD Catalyst award. This award is intended to fund an established investigator to conduct groundbreaking research intended to prolong, improve, and save the lives of those afflicted with congenital heart defects. Proposals can be basic science, translational, or clinical in nature.
Applicants will first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), including a CV/Biosketch and a two (2) page description of the proposed research. Those selected as the most meritorious will be invited to submit a full application.

Funding: Applicants may request up to $200,000, over two years (maximum $100,000 per year). The 2nd year of funding requires submitting a status update at the end of the first year.

♥ Letter of Intent Due:  January 6th, 2020 (****extended to January 31, 2020****)
♥ Invitation to Submit:  February 3rd, 2020
♥ Full Application Due:  May 4th, 2020
♥ Review Panel:  ~ July 2020
♥ Grant Start Date:  August 1st, 2020
♥ Annual Saving tiny Hearts Gala:  October 24th, 2020

Eligibility/Restrictions: Independent research faculty employed at institutions located anywhere in the world. All proposals must be in English. Funding cannot cover indirect/administrative costs.

LOIs and Full Applications should be emailed as one cumulative pdf by midnight CST on the due date via email to the Liaison to the Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Loren Wold (

Any questions regarding completion of the LOI or Application should be directed to Medical Advisory Board Chair Dr. Farah Sheikh (