The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2010 - 2011 Novel and Exploratory Research Fund competition.
As part of its mandate to advance research and its application, the Board of Directors of the HSFC has earmarked research funds specifically for 'out-of-the-box' research ideas that have the potential for momentous impacts for heart disease and stroke.
Each year the top two rated applicants from each of the HSFC’s Scientific Review Sub-committees, including the Grant-in-Aid and the Junior and Senior Personnel Award competitions, are eligible to apply. The funding is provided to investigate a research question that is speculative and has paradigm-shifting potential. This may be a research proposal that might otherwise be considered too risky within the traditional HSFC scientific peer review system and/or may involve collaborations outside the health field.
A total of twelve applications was received; one has been approved for funding.
Shetuan Zhang (Queen's University)
Exploring a novel way to treat life-threatening cardiac disorder long QT syndrome using functional foods.
Co-Investigator: Colin D. Funk (Queen's University)
For more details about the initiative, please contact:
Information/Project Coordinator, Strategic Research Initiatives
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
613 569 4361 ext. 268