Trainee award competition to launch Nov. 28

23 October 2014

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is pleased to announce that a funding competition for trainee awards is scheduled to launch Friday, November 28.

Trainee awards are one of the cornerstones of MSFHR’s investment in building British Columbia’s capacity for world-class research. These awards provide up to three years of salary support to help highly qualified post-doctoral fellows develop their skills. By supporting the training of young investigators, BC is well positioned to retain them as future health research leaders.  Since 2001, MSFHR has more than 1,200 trainee awards worth nearly $39 million.

The 2015 trainee award is open to applicants who are eligible to hold a post-doctoral fellow position at a BC-based host institution for the duration of the Research Trainee – Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award. Host institutions must have a signed memorandum of understanding with MSFHR.

Competition guidelines will be posted to MSFHR's website on November 28. Applicants will be able to access the MSFHR ApplyNet system in early 2015. Applicants are required to have an MSFHR ApplyNet account to manage all aspects of their submission. Application deadlines will be communicated as soon as they are confirmed.

A formal announcement of the competition’s launch will be circulated on November 28. To ensure you receive this notification, subscribe to MSFHR’s mailing list.

As in previous years, MSFHR is working with partner organizations to jointly fund some awards. Confirmed partners will have their keywords included in MSFHR ApplyNet and applicants will be able to indicate if they are interested in being considered for a partnered award.  MSFHR will continue to seek out additional partners throughout the competition cycle so check our website regularly for an updated list of confirmed partners and keywords.

For more information on this funding competition, contact Rashmita Salvi at 604.714.2779 or