Heart & Stroke New Investigator Award
Academic Unit: inquire with unit
Memorial Deadline: Friday 1st, September 2023
External Deadline: Thursday 7th, September 2023
The New Investigator (NI) program is a salary award to support new investigators who have
demonstrated excellence in their doctoral and post- doctoral training and wish to establish their own
independent research career. Salary awards provide an added incentive for researchers to continue or
begin their program of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular research within Canada.
Application Submission Deadline
Applications for the New Investigator award must be submitted by 16:00 (EDT) on September 7, 2023, using the Heart & Stroke’s electronic grant management system (CIRCUlink). CIRCUlink will not accept submissions after this deadline. Any applications attempted or submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. There will be no appeal process to late submissions. It is the applicant’s
responsibility to ensure that a completed application, including letters of support and all required
signatures, is submitted online via CIRCUlink prior to the deadline.
Applications will not be accepted by email.
Heart & Stroke will decline late or incomplete applications. There will be no appeal process.
New Investigator applicants must estimate what proportion of the proposed research falls under the four (4) health research themes.
The four (4) themes of health research as defined by the CIHR are:
Basic Biomedical (I)
Research with the goal of understanding normal and abnormal human function, at the molecular,
cellular, organ system and whole-body levels, including the development of tools and techniques
to be applied for this purpose; developing new therapies or devices which improve health or the
quality of life of individuals, up to the point where they are tested on human subjects. Studies on
human subjects that do not have a diagnostic or therapeutic orientation.
Research with the goal of improving the diagnosis and treatment (including rehabilitation and
palliation) of disease and injury; improving the health and quality of life of individuals as they pass
through normal life stages. Research on, or for the treatment of, patients.
Health Services/Systems (III)
Research with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health professionals and
the health care system, through changes to practice and policy. Health services research is a
multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems,
organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviours affect
access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and wellbeing.
Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health (IV)
Research with the goal of improving the health of the Canadian population, or of defined subpopulations, through a better understanding of the ways in which social, cultural, environmental,
occupational, and economic factors determine health status.
See the Heart and Stroke website for more information.