MSFHR announces 2016 Trainee Award recipients
11 July 2016
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is delighted to announce the outcome of the 2016 Trainee Program competition.
From a highly competitive pool of 154 applications, 28 outstanding post-doctoral researchers have been selected to receive MSFHR Trainee Awards. With a maximum term of three years, the awards will support these emerging research leaders as they establish their careers while training alongside senior members of BC’s health research community.
With the support of the BC government, MSFHR has invested more than $330 million over the past 15 years in award programs that nurture talent, advance new treatments and cures, and respond to health system priorities. To date, we have granted 1,244 trainee awards that directly support the careers of emerging BC health researchers.
Seven of this year’s trainee awards, representing 25 percent of the total, will be co-funded in partnership with a wide range of like-minded organizations. MSFHR is pleased to partner with the following organizations to support research directly relevant to their mandates:
- BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation
- The Koehle Family Foundation
- Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation
- Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Starting in 2016, MSFHR will offer both Scholar Program and Research Trainee Program competitions on an annual basis as part of an expanded suite of programs that will broaden and enhance the Foundation’s support for health research and its application in British Columbia. These new programs recently underwent consultation in each BC region, and MSFHR looks forward to sharing feedback from these conversations shortly.