Personnel Award Programs

The Heart and Stroke Foundation supports the development of researchers across the research career spectrum from doctoral students to career investigators.

Personnel awards are funded nationally through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Senior Personnel Awards

  • HSFC New Investigator

New Investigator
The New Investigator award is a salary award to support new investigators who have demonstrated excellence in their pre and post doctoral training and wish to establish their own research laboratory.
 
New Investigator awards are tenable in Canada only.
 
Applications to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are due annually on August 29 to become tenable July 1st of the following year. 
 
Applications must be received by 16:00 EDT on the deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be received by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada by 16:00 EDT the previous Friday.
 
Each year two new investigators are awarded the prestigious HSFC awards: The McDonald Scholarship and the Henry J.M. Barnett Scholarship.
 
Guidelines and Application Form for HSFC New Investigator  
  • HSFO Career Investigator

The Career Investigator award of HSFO is to support established independent researchers who wish to make research their full-time career (Ontario applicants only).
 
Applications to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are due annually on August 29 to become tenable July 1st of the following year.
 
Applications must be received by 16:00 EDT on the deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be received by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada by 16:00 EDT the previous Friday.
 
Guidelines and Application Form for HSFO Career Investigator  
 

Junior Personnel Awards

  • FOS Doctoral Research Award

The Focus on Stroke (FOS) Doctoral Research Award provides salary support to individuals enrolled in a PhD program and undertaking full-time research training in the stroke field. Each application, including the development of the research plan, is considered to be a joint submission by the applicant and the identified supervisor.

Applications to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are due annually on November 1st to be tenable July 1st of the following year.Applications must be received by 16:00 EDT on the deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be received by the Heart and Stroke Foundation by 16:00 EDT the previous Friday.

Guidelines and Application Form for Doctoral Research Award

  • HSFC and FOS Research Fellowships

A Research Fellowship is an "in-training" award to support young investigators with a professional degree (PhD, MD, BM, DVM or equivalent) in initiating and/or continuing in the scientific method and chosen area of the cardiovascular or cerebrovascular fields. This award is also offered through the Focus on Stroke initiative.
 
Applications to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are due annually on November 1st to be tenable July 1st of the following year.
 
Applications must be received by 16:00 EDT on the deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be received by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada by 16:00 EDT the previous Friday. 
 
Guidelines and Application Form for HSFC Research Fellowship
 
Guidelines and Application Form for FOS Research Fellowship
 
Please note the following additional opportunities:
  • HSFC and FOS Research Scholarships

The Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Scholarship is a salary award for researchers with a recent or pending faculty appointment from an accredited university in Canada. This award is intended for applicants whose research focuses a high percentage (at least 60%) on applied research areas: clinical, health services/systems, and social, cultural, environmental and population health. Applicants will have appropriate degrees (Masters, Doctorate, MD, DDS, DVM, or equivalent degree) and credential(s) in a regulated accredited health discipline with less than five years of postdoctoral research experience.

The objective of this award is to attract and foster cardiovascular or cerebrovascular investigators from a variety of health disciplines. Each application is considered to be a joint submission by the applicant and the identified mentor. This award is also offered through the Focus on Stroke initiative.

Applications to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are due annually on November 1st to become tenable July 1st of the following year.
 
Applications must be received by 16:00 EDT on the deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be received by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada by 16:00 EDT the previous Friday. 
 
Guidelines and Application Form for HSFC Research Scholarship
 
Guidelines and Application Form for FOS Research Scholarship
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