Summary document highlights new funding programs

21 March 2016


Download: MSFHR Research Programs 2016/17 (PDF)

As announced last month, MSFHR is developing an expanded suite of funding programs that will build on our established support for BC health researchers.

Six new programs in various stages of development will meet specific funding needs identified through stakeholder consultation. These programs will complement our existing salary awards – the Scholar Program for early-career investigators and the Research Trainee Program for post-doctoral fellows – both of which will be offered on an annual basis starting in fall 2016.

To increase awareness of these programs, we have created a new summary document that is available for download. This document outlines the purpose and general objectives of each program, the expected frequency of award competitions and, where available, proposed award terms and amounts.

An overview of the full program suite is also available on our website. This page will be updated regularly as new details emerge.

We know that members of BC’s health research community have valuable insights and ideas that will help us optimize the design of these programs. We are committed to a consultative approach that will invite focused input on each program from key stakeholders across the province. Plans for this consultation are being developed in conversation with university and health authority leaders in each BC region.

We are committed to transparency as we move forward with the development of our expanded program suite. Make sure to receive the latest news and updates by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


For inquiries related to these funding programs, please contact:

Les Grad
Manager, Research Programs (Design & Development)