BC SUPPORT Unit launches new P2P awards

The BC SUPPORT Unit has launched a new funding program, targeted to BC-based health research teams currently designing a patient-oriented research study.

The new P2P (Pathway to Patient-Oriented Research) Awards are offered by the BC SUPPORT Unit in partnership with MSFHR. These awards will help BC-based patient-oriented research teams pilot and test the feasibility of their project to strengthen future grant applications on major national and international funding competitions.

There will be at least five P2P Awards in 2018. Each award amount will be up to $20,000 for a maximum duration of 12 months. Through P2P Awards, the BC SUPPORT Unit hopes to build and strengthen capacity for patient-oriented research in BC.

MSFHR is pleased to bring its deep knowledge of health research funding and the health research system in BC to this program. The Foundation is working with the BC SUPPORT Unit to provide expertise in the development of the P2P award program and to provide award administration services (application receipt, peer review, and management of the award).

Program guidelines have been posted to the BC SUPPORT Unit website and ApplyNet opens for applications on Sept 18, 2017. The deadline to apply is Oct 30, 2017. 

For more information on this program, please visit the BC SUPPORT Unit website or email info@bcsupportunit.ca.