MSFHR launches 2013 Trainee award competition

28 January 2013

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is excited to announce the launch of a new funding competition for Trainee awards for post-doctoral fellows.

These awards represent one of the cornerstones of our investment in nurturing talent and building research capacity in British Columbia. Since 2001, our personnel programs have supported nearly 1,500 individual researchers working across all areas of health research. MSFHR funding helps foster the development of outstanding health researchers by providing a vital source of support that allows them to build strong research programs, engage collaborators and teams, and attract additional funding to advance knowledge on critical health issues.

  • Letter of Intent deadline:  Thursday, February 28, 2013
  • Full Application deadline:  Thursday, March 28, 2013

Full application details for this funding opportunity, including guidelines and instructions

Questions? Please contact for assistance.

What’s new?

This competition introduces two new elements. For this competition, MSFHR has allocated 20 percent of the total funding specifically to the clinical, health services, and population health research themes to encourage and support applications from health professionals.

Also new this year is a research area for knowledge translation (KT) science with funding available across all research pillars (biomedical, clinical, health services or population health). The purpose of this funding opportunity is to increase the understanding of effective KT by exploring the theories, mechanisms, concepts and/or methods by which evidence is used in health-care practice and policy.

Partnership opportunities

We are currently finalizing partnership agreements with several organizations interested in jointly funding trainee awards for this competition. Confirmed partners for the 2013 trainee awards are listed in our Partners section. Applicants should refer to this list to determine if their reseach projects are suitable for funding by one of our partners. This list will be updated as new organizations are confirmed – please check back regularly.

If your organization is interested in partnering with MSFHR, please contact Samantha Rogers ( or 604.714.6348) to discuss opportunities.