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

CIHR Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship

Applications are now open for:

Learn more about our portfolio of funding programs.

Latest News


2022 suite of funding opportunities: Contributing to advancing research-based evidence into action

24 January 2022


Competition deadlines extended to support applicants impacted by ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

20 January 2022


Supporting researchers to improve patient care and outcomes: 2021 Health Professional-Investigator awardees

9 December 2021

Congratulations to this year's Health Professional-Investigator award recipients.

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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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