MSFHR is BC’s health research funding agency. Our funding programs are designed to attract, develop and retain BC’s health research talent and contribute to addressing BC health system priorities.
Since 2001 we have funded more than 1,600 individual researchers and 80 research teams. Via these outstanding health researchers we support discovery-based research and the translation of that research to new treatments, cures, practices, and solutions that improve the health of British Columbians.
MSFHR Funding Programs
In 2016, MSFHR launched a refreshed suite of eight targeted funding programs, developed based on extensive consultations and environmental scanning to ensure they meet the needs of BC’s health research and life sciences community.
Individual funding award programs
- Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program
Supports clinical health professionals (e.g. MD, RN, PT) to develop and advance research with the goal of bringing research evidence into practice within the health system.
- Health Policy Fellowship Program
Connects post-doctoral (PhD, MD) health researchers with health policy decision-makers and their projects to enhance understanding, communication and promote evidence-informed policy-making.
- Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program
Supports researchers to advance their discoveries or inventions towards commercialization, helping ignite and enrich BC’s health innovation ecosystem.
- Research Trainee Program
Supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term success of the BC health research landscape.
- Scholar Program
Supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train junior scientists and develop world-leading research programs.
Team award programs
- Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program
Supports collaborative activities between health researchers and research users to build capacity for knowledge exchange and promote the use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research.
- Implementation Science Program*
Coming soon! Supports teams to study methods and mechanisms that promote the integration of evidence into health policy and practice. *Official program name to be finalised.
- Reach Program
Supports health researchers and research users to disseminate the outputs of health research.
We also fund, support and manage a number of projects that target gaps in health research and address provincial priorities. You can find out more about these projects on the ‘our work’ pages.