H & S: Grant-in-aid 2018/19


Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

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Frequently Asked Questions


The H&S 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 2018/19 GIA competition as either Principal or Co-Principal Investigator. Applicants are allowed to hold no more than two H&S 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.


Principal Investigators must have a full-time academic or institutional teaching appointment in Canada at the time of application. Any applicant in an adjunct position must submit a letter from their dean/chair/division director to clarify their specific appointment, i.e. amount of protected time available, local infrastructure in place.

Maximum Project Value


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Maximum of three years

Special Notes

H&S will be offering, as part of the GIA program, funding specifically targeted towards the improvement of the heart and brain health for women. Applicants wishing to be considered for this funding envelope MUST check the appropriate box in the application form. Applicants applying for this opportunity will also be considered in the regular pool of GIA applications. Guidelines for application are identical to the GIA except where otherwise indicated. Please note, all other GIA 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).


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

PI to submit copy of application and signature page along with complete OR5 form to : research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

PI to submit to sponsor using on line application system CIRCUlink.

More information on this funding opportunity including the guidelines, please visit the H & S website.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

Tel: 613-691-4041
Fax: 613-727-1895

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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