The MSFHR Scholar Program allows early-career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program, and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field.

Key dates:

  • Competition launch: November 4, 2019
  • Webinar: November 7, 2019, 10 a.m. PT
  • Letter of intent deadline: November 29, 2019, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Full application deadline: February 7, 2020, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Anticipated notice of funding decision: Late June 2020
  • Anticipated start of funding: July 1, 2020


2020 Scholar competition details:

  • Applicants must:
    • Have a PhD, or equivalent, and commit to a minimum of 75 percent of their time conducting research
    • Hold or have a commitment for an appointment at a BC institution that holds a memorandum of understanding with MSFHR
    • Be within five years of the start of their first university appointment
    • Award term: five years
    • Partnership opportunities available

If you are unsure whether you should be applying for the Scholar or Health Professional-Investigator Program, refer to this diagram for guidance. If you have any further questions, please contact our Help Desk: helpdesk@msfhr.org.

Read competition guidelines

 

2019 award recipients


Application resources (PDF)


Information sessions

Webinar: Slides and recorded webcast available here
UBC Point Grey campus: November 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. PT, Michael Smith Laboratories Lecture Theatre
SFU Burnaby campus: WAC Bennett Library, Room 7301, November 14, 1 – 2 p.m. PT