MSFHR announces 2013 Trainee award recipients

Fifty-nine exceptional BC health researchers have been named recipients of post-doctoral fellowship awards through MSFHR's 2013 Research Trainee funding competition

Fifty-nine exceptional BC health researchers have been named recipients of post-doctoral fellowship awards through MSFHR’s 2013 Research Trainee funding competition.

The award recipients, selected from a highly competitive pool of 251 applicants, represent a bright future for health research in BC. Their innovative projects span a broad range of disciplines and will help to address important health challenges for the benefit of all British Columbians.

Among the 59 awards, five will be jointly funded in partnership with health charities and non-profit organizations. MSFHR is pleased to partner with the BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation, the Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, and the Women’s Health Research Institute to support research directly relevant to these organizations’ mandates.

For the first time, MSFHR is funding researchers to study the science of knowledge translation. Three projects funded through this competition will focus on the theories, mechanisms, concepts, and methods by which evidence is used in health care practice and policy.

MSFHR’s Research Trainee Program invests in supporting BC’s best and brightest young investigators to launch independent research careers. Since 2001, we’ve granted more than 1,200 awards that have enabled highly qualified graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to develop their skills working alongside established health researchers.