About Us

We are Michael Smith Health Research BC. By joining forces with the the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN), we have created a new dynamic and integrated health research organization that will support the growth and evolution of BC’s vibrant health research system and life sciences sector.

We’re 20! To celebrate, we’re highlighting the researchers and teams we’ve funded since 2001 and how their work has improved health and care in BC.

Current Funding Opportunities

Scholar Program

Research Trainee Program

Applications are now open for:

Learn more about our portfolio of funding programs.

Latest News


2022 Scholar and Research Trainee competitions: Applications are now open

3 November 2021

We are also pleased to announce our 2022 funding competition schedule.


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the BC Academic Health Science Network unite to drive discovery and innovation in BC’s vibrant health research system

13 October 2021

The new organization, Michael Smith Health Research BC, will strengthen health research capacity and capability across the province


Maximizing the impact of health research: MSFHR funds knowledge translation activities for 32 research teams

29 September 2021

The 2021 Convening & Collaborating and Reach award recipients are co-creating and disseminating research to increase its impact on health and care in British Columbia.

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Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking is a blog series written by MSFHR staff. It examines what it takes to be a responsive and responsible research funder, and explores the world in which research funders operate today.

From floundering to flourishing: Doing KT in a pandemic

MSFHR Manager, Knowledge Translation, Genevieve Creighton, discusses our knowledge translation-informed approach to COVID-19, doing KT in a pandemic, and reflects on a KT success story.

Genevieve Creighton

Manager, Knowledge Translation

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