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Emerging Research Leaders Initiative 2015

Grants to Canada Individual Scientists for Research in
Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular, & Respiratory Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) and Canadian Lung Association (CLA)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

09/14/15 4:00 PM EDT


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Canada individual researchers at the transition stage from post-doctoral fellow to early professional career stage in the areas of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and respiratory health research. Letter of Intent is due July 15, 2015. This initiative aims to support successful early career launch of new investigators.

Through this initiative, partners will provide establishment grant funds that will create a set of conditions conducive to the successful career launch of emerging research leaders in the cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and respiratory health research domains.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159218

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Principal Investigators will have a full-time academic or institutional appointment in Canada, as of July 1, the start date of the grant. 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. This information can be included within the institutional support letter.

- At the time of submission, no more than five (5) years may have passed since the date of the first faculty appointment at the Assistant or Clinical Assistant Professor level or equivalent. This would include Adjunct positions in a research track for which the applicant is eligible to write a Grant-inAid/operating grant (as a Principal Investigator).

- At the time of submission, principal investigators are ineligible if they hold or have already held a nationally peer reviewed operating grant either as principal or co-principal investigator in the amount of $75,000 or more per year for a period of more than one (1) year.

- The applicant must have an MD, PhD, PharmD, DVM, or equivalent degree.

Pre-Application Information:

See attachments for full details. Please submit the Letter of Intent and required documents to the institution most aligned with the area of research.

Letter of Intent Requirements:

- A maximum of one page cover letter outlining the proposed research program, how their work relates to the network, and the potential value they can add to the network if funded (single spaced, 12pt font and 1 inch margins).

- The applicant’s Canadian Common CV (

- A letter from a sponsor who is supporting the applicant. The sponsor would be a member of the network (e.g. investigator, director, or collaborator).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Rebekah Harrison, Research Programs Administrator
(613) 691-4041

Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network
Kim Begley, Program Manager
Tel.: 1.905.527.4322 ext.: 40630

Canadian Vascular Network
Heather King-Andrews, Program Coordinator
Phone: 1.613.737.8899 ext.: 75565

Canadian Respiratory Research Network
Kathy Vandemheen, Program Manager
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Phone: 1.613-737-8259

Canadian Arrhythmia Network
Johnathan Riley, Executive Director
Phone: 1.416.930.6524

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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