Funding Resources

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences receives funding from several federal, state and other funding agencies that are summarized below. 

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funds much of our work, providing global leadership for research, training, and education that promotes the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. This enhances the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s leading medical research agency, making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; [and] to secure the national defense.”

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) is the world’s largest non-for-profit funding source. The Association funds researchers who are working in clinical research, genetics, epidemiology, data science, and basic cell research. AHA works on developing new treatments and devices to make Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular-related diseases more affordable and less complex.


The National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) is an executive branch of the U.S. government. NASA works towards enhancing the lives of individuals, by evolving the medical practice with medical breakthroughs and partnerships with researchers. Supporting research in science is an important overall part of NASA’s mission.

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DOD) spending accounts for nearly all, of the nation’s defense budget. The DOD responds to the needs of the American public, service members, and congress by supporting biomedical research.

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), is a state agency that is funded by bonds from the state of Texas. CPRIT awards grants to research institutions and organizations in Texas; through academic research programs, product development, and prevention. The prevention and research efforts funded by CPRIT, principal purpose is to advance health and fight the war on cancer.

AVITA Medical

AVITA Medical is a global regenerative medicine company, focused on transforming lives through the development and commercialization of innovative therapies.

Kostas Foundation

KOSTAS research center for cardiovascular nanomedicine was founded by George and Angelina Kostas. Houston Methodist Research Institution began operations on the KOSTAS Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine in 2014, after being gifted with its largest donation. The center will bring together laboratory and physician-scientists in collaboration with Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and Houston Methodist Research Institution.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M School of Medicine leads with excellence in education, research, and health care delivery with a mission to improve the health and well-being of Texans. Texas A&M strives to transform medicine by developing medicine leaders, innovators, and biomedical researchers.