Reach program

The MSFHR Reach Program promotes knowledge translation (KT) activities by supporting researchers and research users* in disseminating research evidence through co-developing events, activities and/or tools to “extend the reach” of their work.

 This helps teams “reach” audiences who can directly use the knowledge to ultimately improve health and care for British Columbians and their communities. Reach awards also help build KT capacity, experience and skills in BC’s research and health professional trainees.

Researchers who need support to disseminate their research through projects like a social media initiative, patient forum or a learning curriculum should consider applying to the Reach Program.

*Research users might include patients, caregivers, health practitioners, government policy makers, health charities or the public.

  • This competition is


  • Important Dates

  • Applications open

    Spring 2022

  • Application deadline (applicant)

    May 16, 2022

  • Application deadline (host institution)

    May 24, 2022

  • Anticipated notice of funding decision


  • Anticipated start of funding

    October 01, 2021

  • Award Term

    18 months

  • Award Amount

    Up to $15,000

Program details

  • Award term: 18 months (projects must be planned to be completed within 12 months).
  • Supports meaningful collaboration and knowledge sharing between health researchers and research users.
  • Supports the co-development of research questions and processes.
  • Builds knowledge translation (KT) capacity, experience and skills in BC’s research and health professional trainees.
  • New for 2021: We’re introducing changes to eligible expenses, the term of the award, and the application and review process for the 2021 Reach competition to account for the impact of the pandemic on the dissemination and implementation of research evidence. Read the 2021 guidelines below for more information.


  • Each team must include:
    • A minimum of one researcher and one research user as co-leads.
    • At least one BC research/health professional trainee (e.g. undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and/or clinical fellow) as a team member included in a meaningful way to enhance their knowledge translation experience and skills.
  • The researcher co-lead must serve as the primary applicant, be based in BC, and be affiliated with an eligible BC host institution that has a signed memorandum of understanding with MSFHR to administer award funds.
  • All award funds must be used in BC.

The 2021 Convening & Collaborating (C2) and Reach competitions will launch and run concurrently. If your intended KT activity is focused on the co-development of a research question or process (i.e. integrated KT activities occurring earlier in the research process), consider applying for our C2 competition.

How to apply

Applications to our funding competitions are coordinated through MSFHR ApplyNet, our online grants management system that allows users to manage their entire award lifecycle, from application submission to post-award monitoring.

Log in to ApplyNet:

Learn more about MSFHR ApplyNet
View the MSFHR ApplyNet quick start guides

Application Resources

2021 Competition Guidelines


2021 Conditions of Award


2021 Reach Evaluation Criteria


Sample PDFs

2021 Reach Sample Full Application


2021 Reach Sample Department Head


2021 Reach Sample Research User CoLead



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April 2021 Webinar Slides