The HSF 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:

  • Application for Grant-in-Aid must be submitted no later than 16:00 (EDT) 28 THURSDAY, August 2014 using HSF’s online system (CIRCUlink). CIRCUlink will not accept submissions after this deadline.
  • Applicants accessing their application form prior to 4:00:00 pm EDT on 28 Thursday, August 2014 and attempting to submit at 4:00:00 pm EDT or thereafter, will be prevented (by CIRCUlink) in submitting the application. We strongly advise the applicant to submit well before the 4:00:00 pm EDT deadline.
  • GIA 2015/2016 Application Deadline Support Notice:
    HSF will attempt to provide support to all applicants requiring assistance leading up to the deadline of 4:00:00 pm EDT on 28 Thursday, August 2014. Please be advised that due to limited resources the Foundation cannot provide any assurances of available support after 3:00 pm EDT, 28 Thursday, August 2014. 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 4:00:00 pm EDT deadline.
  • GIA Principal Investigators are allowed to submit a maximum of one grant application (new or renewal) to the 15/16 GIA competition.  For the 15/16 GIA competition, Principal Investigators are allowed to hold no more than two HSF funded GIAs at any one time.   If a Principal Investigator holds ongoing funding for two GIA awards that are not scheduled to be completed within the coming year, no new applications can be submitted.
  • 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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