Heart & Stoke: Grant-in-Aid 2022


Heart & Stroke

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the Heart & Stoke website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The 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:

  • Basic biomedical
  • Clinical
  • Health services/systems
  • Social, cultural, environmental and population health.


Principal Investigators (and Co-PIs) must have a full-time academic or faculty appointment (i.e., at minimum, at the Assistant or Clinical Assistant Professor level) in Canada at the time the application is submitted. The date of first faculty appointment will be based on the date listed in the Common CV (i.e., under Employment). Please ensure your Common CV is updated and correctly identifies a valid appointment. Applicants holding lecturer/clinical scholar of similar university appointments that are of lower tier than Assistant Professor appointments are not eligible to apply as principal applicants. For any application with a PI and co-PI, should the PI be deemed ineligible the entire application will be withdrawn from the competition. There will be no appeal process for applications deemed ineligible.

Applicants holding adjunct appointments at an academic institution must submit a letter from their dean/chair/division director to clarify that through their specific appointment they are accorded protected time for research. They are required to quantify the amount of protected time available, their access to research infrastructure and their access to other resources necessary to conduct the proposed research study. 

Maximum Project Value

$100,000/year to a maximum of $300,000/grant

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Three years maximum duration

Special Notes

Applicants are encouraged to complete the CIHR unconscious bias training.

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application, signature page along with a complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Applicant to submit application including a scanned copy of the signature page using the Heart & Stroke’s electronic grant management system (CIRCUlink). 

There will be no appeal process for a late submission. We strongly advise applicants to submit their application well before the 16:00:00 EDT deadline.

Application instructions can be found in the Grant-in-Aid Program Guidelines.

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

E-mail: research@heartandstroke.ca

Common CV
Support: Please note that CCV support is now provided through the CCV centralized help desk: Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca / Telephone: 613-954-1968 / Toll free: 1-888-603-4178

Office of Research

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

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