Heart & Stroke: Congenital Heart Disease Team Grants 2023


Heart & Stroke, Brain Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health and Institute of Genetics

For More Information

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

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


This competition will focus on congenital heart disease (CHD) throughout the lifespan and in the context of the whole person, with considerations for sex and gender, Indigenous health and wellness, and health equity.   

The competition aims to bring together multi-institutional, interdisciplinary health research teams with multiple collaborators (e.g., researchers, clinicians, people with lived/living experience, health care providers, Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers, government, policy makers, not-for-profit organizations and industry) to create and mobilize knowledge that will improve the health and wellness of individuals living with CHD, their families and caregivers. 


  1. The NPA and PAs must be independent researchers at eligible Canadian institutions. Applicants can be NPA for one CHD Team only; however, they may be involved in different capacities in other CHD Teams.
  2. The NPA may not change between the Registration and the Full Application. 
  3. The PAs must include early- and mid-career researchers. An ‘early-career researcher’ is within the first five (5) years since their first faculty appointment at the Assistant or Clinical Assistant Professor level, or equivalent, at the time of submission. All those who held ECR status as of March 1, 2020 — or who secured their first academic appointment after this date — will have their status extended by one year. A mid-career researcher is between 5 and 15 years since their first faculty appointment at the Assistant or Clinical Assistant Professor level, or equivalent, at the time of submission.
  4. At the time of full application deadline, the NPA and PAs must have successfully completed and submitted a Certificate of Completion in at least one CIHR Sex and Gender Training Module. As appropriate, the NPAs, PAs and CC Theme leads are also encouraged to complete the CIHR Training Module on Research Involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada.
  5. The Host Institution/University is the institution or organization that is responsible for receiving and administering the grant on behalf of the recipient. It will be the home institution of the NPA. Documentation of support for the NPA and the application by the Host Institution shall be required as part of the full application process. 

Funding Availability

$5,250,000 CAD — enough for 3 grants

Maximum Project Value

$1,750,000 CAD/team ($350,000 CAD per year for five (5) years)

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 5 years


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

External Deadline

REGISTRATION: (Mandatory) – Applicant to complete and submit Registration Form directly to sponsor via Survey Monkey

See attached CHD Guidelines for more information

Internal Deadline

APPLICATION if deemed eligible: Applicant to submit a copy of application, budget template, attachments and signed signature pages along with complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

APPLICATION if deemed eligible: Applicant to complete and upload "Application Form" to their personalized file share folder.  "Application Form" and "Budget Template" attached.

A complete application will include an Application Form and Application Attachments

See attached CHD Guidelines for "How to Apply" information

How to Apply

Applicants must complete and upload all Application Attachments in a combined PDF format (i.e., one (1) PDF) to their personalized file share folder. Applicants may submit the application attachments in English or French. All attachments must be single-spaced using either 12-point Times New Roman or 11-point Arial font. Condensed type or spacing is not acceptable and will result in the removal of the application from the competition. Margins must be set at 1.87 cm (3/4 inch) all around.

Applicants should use the following style for labelling their PDF file:    LAST NAME, First Name of Applicant_Date of Submission 


PDF icon CHD Guidelines808.52 KB
File Application Form71.73 KB
File Budget Template34.84 KB
For Questions, please contact

EMAIL :research@heartandstroke.ca

Office of Research

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

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