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.
Exciting changes to KT Pathways
27 July 2021
Knowledge translation learners now have more ways to support their learning, thanks to some new upgrades to KT Pathways, a KT digital assessment and learning tool.
Keeping seniors safer from falls
20 July 2021
Research Trainee Dr. Vicki Komisar is using her research in biomechanics to help keep older adults safer from falls.
COVID-19 research journeys: Outcomes and impacts one year later
15 June 2021
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.
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.
Manager, Knowledge Translation