Heart & Stroke Grant-in-Aid (GIA)

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.

Researchers at all career stages are encouraged to apply to the GIA program. 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 of application.


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 For any application with a PI and co-PI, should the PI be deemed ineligible the entire application will be withdrawn from the competition.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.

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Heart & Stroke Foundation
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Thursday, August 26, 2021
Internal Deadline: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021
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