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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.

MSFHR helps develop, retain and recruit the talented people whose research improves the health of British Columbians, addresses health system priorities, creates jobs and adds to the knowledge economy.

MSFHR is named in honour of Dr. Michael Smith, who became BC's first Nobel Laureate. A pre-eminent scientist with a long-standing commitment to supporting emerging talent, Dr. Smith helped establish BC as a hub of world-class health research.