The MSFHR Health Policy Fellowship Program provides highly qualified candidates at the post-doctoral level with a unique opportunity to contribute their research expertise to the health policy-making process at the provincial government or health authority level.
The program was introduced in 2016 as one of MSFHR's suite of eight awards programs. This program was created to enhance understanding and communication between health researchers and health system decision-makers to promote the uptake of evidence-informed policy and reinforce the importance of policy-relevant research.
Partnering on CIHR’s Health System Impact Fellowship program
In 2018, MSFHR began piloting a partnership with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research on its Health System Impact Fellowship program. This partnership enables MSFHR to meet the goals of our Health Policy Fellowship program while supporting more BC fellows through partnership.
The Health System Impact Fellowship program is similar to MSFHR’s Health Policy Fellowship, but provides both PhD trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy or related fields with a paid experiential learning opportunity within health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting.
By partnering with CIHR on this fellowship program, MSFHR can support PhD trainees as well as post-doctoral fellows and leverage its funds to increase the number of successful applicants based at eligible BC host institutions and placed in relevant BC-based host partner policy organizations.