2021 Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program

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About Us

We are 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 is named after Dr. Michael Smith, BC’s first Nobel Laureate.

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

Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program

Letter of intent deadline: 

June 04, 2021

Full Application deadline (applicant): 

August 20, 2021

Applications are now open for:

Learn more about our portfolio of funding programs.

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Research Trainee Dr. Vicki Komisar is using her research in biomechanics to help keep older adults safer from falls.


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We caught up with five of the COVID-19 Research Response Fund award recipients to gain insight on where their research programs are at, one year later.


Update on MSFHR – BC AHSN Consolidation

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An update on the consolidation and activities of MSFHR and BC AHSN.

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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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