Personnel Award Programs

The HSF National New Investigator (NNI) award provides salary support to individuals who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their doctoral and post-doctoral training in cardiovascular or cerebrovascular research.

New Investigator awards are tenable in Canada only.

Please Note:

  • The Foundation will be offering as part of the GIA and National New Investigator (NNI) program funding specifically targeted towards the improvement of the heart health for women.  Applicants applying for this opportunity will also be considered in the regular pool of GIA and/or NNI applications.  Guidelines for application are identical to the GIA and/or NNI except where otherwise indicated.  Please note, all other GIA and NNI guidelines and requirements apply (e.g. maximum number of applications eligible for submission).
  • All applicants (irrespective of proposal focus) to the GIA and NNI programs are required to include a sex and gender-based analysis in their research design (or provide rationale as to why it would not be relevant to their project).

Deadline: September 12, 2016.

Guidelines and Application Form for the National New Investigator Award Competition.

Frequently Asked Questions


In addition to the national HSF National New Investigator award, the HSF Alberta and HSF Ontario are offering the following provincial personnel awards. Applicants (if meeting the eligibility requirements) may apply for both a national and provincial HSF award; however, if successful in both competitions, the applicant may only accept one HSF award.            

  • Alberta New Investigator Award

Supplementary guidelines for the Alberta New Investigator award can be accessed here.

*Applicants need only submit one application to be considered for both competitions, National New Investigator and Alberta New Investigator.  Please check the appropriate boxes on Page 1 of the Application Form.

  • Ontario Clinician Scientist Phase I and II

Supplementary guidelines for the Ontario Clinician Scientist Phase I can be accessed here.

*Applicants need only submit one application to be considered for both competitions, National New Investigator and the Ontario Clinician Scientist Phase I.  Please check the appropriate boxes on Page 1 of the Application Form.

Guidelines and Application Form for the Ontario Clinician Scientist Phase II award can be accessed here.

  • Ontario Mid-Career Investigator Award

Guidelines and Application Form for the Ontario Mid-Career Investigator award can be accessed here.


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