New Study Proposal

The Pediatric Heart Transplant Society holds a ‘Call for Proposals’ twice a year. The fall proposal cycle opens in September of each year and the accepted proposals will be submitted to AHA. The spring proposal cycle opens in February of each year and the accepted proposal will be submitted to ISHLT. All PHTS members are given the opportunity to submit a proposal. Please use the Proposal Application for your proposal. This form is writable. To complete the form, click the gray box and type or paste in your text; double-click checkboxes to check/uncheck.

The proposals are blinded and reviewed by the PHTS Scientific Committee. Submitting authors are notified of the committee’s decision the following months after the final submission date.

Investigators who are planning to submit a proposal are strongly encouraged to reach out to the DCC to obtain specific data frequencies to ensure the feasibility of their proposal. To make a data request, complete the Data Request Form.

Proposal Review Schedule

February 1-28October 1-31Proposal Submission
March 1-30November 1-30Proposal Review by DCC and Scientific Committee
April 1-30December 1-31Notification to investigators

While the PHTS proposal cycles are held in the spring and fall and the majority of proposals are typically submitted to ISHLT and AHA, investigators are not restricted to only submitting to these two meetings. If submitting to another meeting, a detailed timeline will be developed between the investigator and the DCC.