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American Heart Association Program and PhRMA

This page contains information for proposals to sponsors like the American Heart Association (AHA) and PhRMA. 

PhRMAImportant Considerations for Project Teams Submitting Proposals to these Sponsors

  • The final application in Proposal Central must be signed and printed as a PDF by the U-M investigator and uploaded to Section 6.3 of the Proposal Approval Form (PAF) worksheet before the required (PAF) is routed to ORSP.   
  • Sponsors like AHA and PHarma need to know the U-M Grants Officer (GO) or Signing Official (SO) and Fiscal Officer or Financial Official (FO). These are listed below.
  • Project teams must enable access for Patrick Woods in Proposal Central for ORSP to be able to access and approve the application in Proposal Central.
  • Before an application can be submitted by a Project Team in Proposal Central, ORSP must approve the application in Proposal Central (which ORSP will do after it approves the PAF).
  • ORSP offices close at 5 p.m. EST, regardless of sponsor deadline or time zone. See ORSP's Deadline Policy.
  • AHA applicants must be American Heart Association Professional Members. See details on Membership Application Fees.


Innovation Partnerships Contact: (new)
Kendra Walter

Grants Officer or Signing Official:
Patrick Woods
Managing Project Representative

Fiscal Officer or Financial Official:
Debbie Talley
Director of Sponsored Programs 


  • For questions on preparing your application, proposal or submission, please direct them to your department's Research Administrator
  • If you have any questions on the application process, please contact your ORSP Private Team Project Representative.