Research Funding Opportunities

CANet offers several research funding opportunities. Only Network Investigators are eligible to apply for and receive NCE funds. For more information, please contact the Administrative Centre.

The Seed Grant provides funding for pilot studies in arrhythmia research to gain preliminary results which can strengthen applications for CANet’s larger grants such as the Strategic Research Grant (SRG).

Next Application deadline: December 18, 2017 (4:00 pm Eastern)


The Strategic Research Grant (SRG) program is intended to support small and large scale multidisciplinary multi-sectoral research projects that are presented in the context of a program of research that is aligned with the strategic priorities of the network.

Round 5 Full Application due: December 4, 2017 (4:00 pm Eastern)


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The Ignite Grant aims to foster collaborative relationships between Canadian-based companies and network investigators. Up to $25,000 is available for projects that involve network investigators working with Canadian-based companies in areas aligned with CANet’s strategic priorities.

Ignite is an open call program.




The Major Industry-Partnered Research (MIRG) program is designed to support industry-partnered research projects that are aligned with the Network’s strategic priorities. Up to $200,000 per year for three years is available for projects that include partner cash and in-kind contributions of 4:1 of which at least 75% must be cash.


The Commercialization Grant provides funds to accelerate the development of promising technology and promoting its transfer into the Canadian healthcare environment. Up to $150,000/year for a duration of 2 years is available, and this is open to both CANet Network Investigators and CHAT members.

Application deadline: November 3, 2017 (4:00 pm Eastern)



The Social Sciences Grant provides funding to support the examination of new approaches to research critical to the transformation of arrhythmia care practices in Canada. Up to $150,000 (over a maximum of 2 years) can be requested.

Application deadline: November 3, 2017 (4:00 pm Eastern)


CANet is also a partner in the Heart & Stroke Foundation Emerging Research leaders Initiative (ERLI). ERLI 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 and/or cerebrovascular health research domains.

Become a CANet Network Investigator

Read the CANet Network Investigator Membership Policy for information about eligibility requirements, how to apply,
and the approval process.

Membership Policy