Personnel Award Programs

Senior Personnel Award Programs
 
National New Investigator
Heart & Stroke National New Investigator (NNI) awards provide 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:
  • Applicants are required to integrate sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA) in their research design. Any application that does not incorporate SGBA must provide a rationale why it would not be relevant to the project. All applicants are strongly encouraged to complete CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health training modules: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49347.html .
  • Common CV Support: Please note that CCV support is now provided through the CCV centralized help desk:
For further information regarding the new CCV helpdesk, please click here.
 

Seed/Catalyst Grant Program

Seed/Catalyst Grants will provide funding support to National New Investigator (NNI) applicants to conduct research to lay the groundwork for a new grant application. The Seed/Catalyst grants offer new investigators the opportunity to explore new and innovative ideas with high potential to create impact.  Seed/Catalyst grants could support knowledge translation and implementation of knowledge into practice.
 
Grants are valued at up to $50K/year for a maximum duration of up to two (2) years.  Applicants are ineligible to hold both a Seed/Catalyst Grant and Grant-in-Aid (GIA) or equivalent for the same, similar, or comparable grant.
 
In addition to applicable general criteria for the NNI program, the applicant must also complete one of three online training modules (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49347.html) of their choice, offered by the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and obtain a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion must be submitted with the application.
 
There are two funding envelopes:
 
1. Seed/Catalyst Grant for Improving Heart and Brain Health for Women or Indigenous Women in Canada
Through this commitment, the Heart & Stroke will be offering Seed/Catalyst Grants, specifically targeted towards the improvement of the heart and brain health for women or indigenous women in Canada for applicants to the 2020/21 National New Investigator (NNI) program. 
 
Funds are available for up to five (5) Seed/Catalyst Grants and are valued at up to $50K/year for a maximum duration of up to two (2) years.  Offers will be made to the top rated in this category, within the cut-point of the overall Seed/Catalyst Grant opportunity.  Applicants wishing to be considered for this opportunity MUST check the appropriate box in the NNI application form and complete the additional 1-page found on page 6 to:
  1. Outline the proposed research idea
  2. Address how it fits/relates to the Advancing Women’s Heart and Brain Health Research Initiative
  3. Describe the potential value to create impact on the health of women or indigenous women in Canada.
2. Seed/Catalyst Grant for Long-Term Commitment to Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease (CCVD) 
Through this commitment, the Heart & Stroke with its partner will be offering Seed/Catalyst Grants, specifically targeted towards applicants demonstrating a long-term commitment to CCVD research in the 2020/21 National New Investigator (NNI) program.  In order to increase capacity and allow as many researchers as possible to benefit from this envelope, NNI applicants are ineligible to apply if they hold or have already held peer reviewed grants as a Nominated Principal Applicant/Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator with a total sum value of $300,000 or more. 
 
Funds are available for a limited number of Seed/Catalyst Grants and are valued at up to $50K/year for a maximum duration of up to two (2) years.  Offers will be made to the top rated in this category, within the cut-point of the overall Seed/Catalyst Grant opportunity.  Applicants wishing to be considered for this opportunity MUST check the appropriate box in the NNI application form and complete the additional 1-page found on page 7 to:
  1. Outline the proposed research idea
  2. Address how it fits/relates to the applicant’s long-term commitment to CCVD
  3. Describe the potential value to create impact on the health of Canadians.
 
Deadline: 16:00 EDT on Thursday September 05, 2019.
Guidelines and Application Form for the Senior Personnel Awards Competition.
 

In addition to the Heart & Stroke National New Investigator award, the Heart & Stroke offices in Alberta and Ontario are offering the following provincial personnel awards. Applicants (if meeting the eligibility requirements) may apply for both a national and provincial Heart & Stroke award; however, if successful in both competitions, the applicant may only accept one Heart & Stroke award.            
  • Alberta New Investigator Award
*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. Specific guidelines related to the Alberta New Investigator Award can be found in the Senior Personnel Awards Submission Guidelines.
  • Ontario Clinician Scientist
*Applicants need only submit one application to be considered for both competitions, National New Investigator and the Ontario Clinician Scientist. Please check the appropriate boxes on Page 1 of the Application Form. Specific guidelines related to the Ontario Clinician Scientist Award can be found in the Senior Personnel Awards Submission Guidelines.
 

Junior Personnel Awards
 
Research Fellowship
The Research Fellowship (RF) program provides support to new researchers who have completed their doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent) and are beginning or continuing to pursue research training in cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular fields. This support allows researchers to focus on research training and career development at what is considered a pivotal time in their careers. Training fellowships secure a supply of highly qualified personnel with leading edge research skills.
 
Research Fellowship awards are normally tenable in Canadian universities but may be awarded to Canadian citizens for study abroad. In these circumstances, detailed justification must be provided by the applicant and will be reviewed for eligibility. Non-Canadian citizens must conduct their training at a Canadian institution.
Please Note:
  • Applicants are required to integrate sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA) in their research design. Any application that does not incorporate SGBA must provide a rationale why it would not be relevant to the project. All applicants are strongly encouraged to complete CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health training modules: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49347.html.
  • Common CV Support:
    • Telephone: 613-954-1968
    • Toll free: 1-888-603-4178                   
    • For further information regarding the new CCV helpdesk, please click here.
       
Additional Research Fellowship awards:
Deadline: By 16:00 EDT on Thursday September 05, 2019.
Guidelines and Application Form for the Research Fellowship Competition.
 
 
 
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