MSFHR is BC’s health research funding agency. Our funding programs are designed to attract, develop and retain BC’s health research talent and contribute to addressing BC health system priorities.
Since 2001 we have funded more than 1,700 individual researchers and 120 research teams through MSFHR funding programs, and supported many more through special projects and match funding. Via these outstanding health researchers we support discovery-based research and the translation of that research to new treatments, cures, practices, and solutions that improve the health of British Columbians.
MSFHR funding programs
In 2016, MSFHR launched a refreshed suite of eight targeted funding programs, developed based on extensive consultations and environmental scanning to ensure they meet the needs of BC’s health research and life sciences community.
Individual funding programs
- Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program
Supports clinical health professionals (e.g. MD, RN, PT) to develop and advance research with the goal of bringing research evidence into practice within the health system.
- Health Policy Fellowship Program*
Connects post-doctoral (PhD, MD) health researchers with health policy decision-makers and their projects to enhance understanding, communication and promote evidence-informed policy-making.
*This program is on pause for 2018 as MSFHR is partnering with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research on its 2018 Health System Impact Fellowship program.
- Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program
Supports researchers to advance their discoveries or inventions towards commercialization, helping ignite and enrich BC’s health innovation ecosystem.
- Research Trainee Program
Supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term success of the BC health research landscape.
- Scholar Program
Supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train the next generation of scientists and develop world-leading research programs.
Team funding programs (KT-focused)
- Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program
Supports collaborative activities between health researchers and research users to build capacity for knowledge exchange and promote the use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research.
- Implementation Science Team Program
Supports teams to plan, conduct, and study the implementation of proven health-related interventions that address one or more of BC’s current health system priorities.
- Reach Program
Supports health researchers and research users to disseminate the outputs of health research.
View a visual breakdown of MSFHR's funding programs.
Current funding opportunities
We also fund, support and manage a number of projects that target gaps in health research and address provincial priorities. You can find out more about these projects on the ‘our work’ pages.