You can apply online for Grant-in-Aid (GIA) funding using the Heart & Stroke’s web-based application system, CIRCUlink. The system also facilitates online peer review, budget review, and grant administration.

Visit now to create your personal H&S profile and get started on your application. A user guide is provided to help you navigate the system.
Application for a GIA must be submitted online using CIRCUlink by 16:00 EDT 31 THURSDAY, AUGUST 2017. CIRCUlink will not accept submissions after this deadline (date and time).
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.
  • The applicant is required to declare all secured and proposed (i.e. submitted in the same funding cycle) partnered funding at the time of submission. There can be no overlap/duplication in expenses or activities with partnered funding. See Section 6 (page 14 of the GIA Submission Guidelines).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • The application must be submitted online by 16:00 EDT 31 THURSDAY, August 2017.
    Note: Applicants attempting to submit their application at or following the deadline of 16:00:00 EDT will be prevented by CIRCUlink from submitting their application. There will be no appeal process to late submission. We strongly advise the applicant to submit well before the 16:00:00 EDT deadline.
  • GIA 2018/19 Application Deadline Support Notice:
    H&S will attempt to provide support to all applicants requiring assistance leading up to the deadline of 16:00 EDT on 31 Thursday, August 2017. Please be advised that due to limited resources H&S cannot provide any assurances of available support after 15:00 EDT, 31 Thursday, August 2017. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that a completed application is submitted prior to the deadline. H&S strongly recommends that applications be submitted well before the 16:00 EDT deadline.
  • Common CV: please note only the last 5 years are requested for the following sections:
    • Research Funding History (Awarded, Completed, and Under Review)
    • Supervisory Activities
    • Publications