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Saving tiny Hearts Research

2024 Grant Application

Research Grant Application

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). These research grants are intended to fund early stage science with unique hypotheses fostering the next generation of congenital heart defect research, thus, creating a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements.

As a private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying congenital heart defects (CHD), the Saving tiny Hearts Society focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals. This process ensures that researchers propose projects they believe are ready to be tackled with the available knowledge and techniques. This intellectual freedom encourages discovery in areas that scientists believe are most likely to determine hidden causes and discover cures to prolong, improve and save the lives of all children afflicted with congenital heart defects. Proposals can be basic science, translational, or clinical in nature. Proposals focused on the impact of COVID-19 on CHD patients are also invited.

Funding: Applicants may request up to a maximum of $100,000 (US) for one year.


1. Full Application Due:    Extended to March 8st, 2024 by 11:59pm (CST)
2. Review Panel:    ~ May 2024
3. Grant Start Date:    June 1st, 2024
4. Annual Saving tiny Hearts Gala:    October 22nd, 2024

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.

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 Application should be directed to Medical Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Farah Sheikh (

Grant Application Templates:

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Download the 2024 Grant Application (PDF)
Download the 2024 Grant Application (Word version)
Download the 2024 Grant Application Info Letter