The HSF Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program provides operating funds to support important, pertinent, novel research in the areas of heart disease and stroke. GIA funding promotes research discovery, exploration and innovation across all health research themes. Knowledge gained from scientific findings, contributes to the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health of Canadians through prevention, treatment and recovery.

Research is supported across the four health research themes:

  1. Basic biomedical
  2. Clinical
  3. Health services/systems
  4. Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health

 Please Note:

  • GIA applicants are allowed to submit a maximum of one grant application (new or renewal) to the 16/17 GIA competition as either Principal or Co-Principal Investigator. Applicants are allowed to hold no more than two HSF funded GIAs as Principal and/or Co-Principal Investigator at any one time. If an applicant holds ongoing funding as Principal and/or Co-Principal Investigator for two GIAs that are not scheduled to be completed within the coming funding year, no new applications can be submitted.
  • Application to the GIA competition must be submitted by 16:00 EDT 01 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2015 using HSF’s online system (CIRCUlink). CIRCUlink will not accept submissions after this deadline.
  • We strongly advise applicants to submit well before the 16:00 EDT deadline. Any applications attempted or submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. There will be no appeal process to late submission
  • GIA 2016/17 Application Deadline Support Notice:
    HSF will attempt to provide support to all applicants requiring assistance leading up to the deadline of 16:00 EDT on 01 Tuesday, September 2015. Please be advised that due to limited resources the Foundation cannot provide any assurances of available support after 15:00 EDT, 01 Tuesday, September 2015. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that a completed application is submitted prior to the deadline. The Foundation strongly recommends that applications be submitted well before the 16:00 EDT deadline.
  • Common CV: please note only the last 5 years are requested for the following sections:
    • Research Funding History (Awarded, Completed, and Under Review)
    • Supervisory Activities
    • Publication


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