Awards and Funding

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2017 PHC Research and Mission Award - Feb. 27, 2017

Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) and Providence Health Care (PHC) is inviting nominations for the 2017 Research and Mission Award. This award recognizes a scientist in our organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research. 

Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4:00PM

See here for full details.

Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases - March 24, 2017

The prestigious Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases is a prestigious $60,000 award designed to honour an outstanding researcher or group of researchers in the field of circulatory disease.

Nomination deadline: March 24, 2017

Visit the award website for more information and to download the nomination form:

2017 Innovation and Translational Research Award (VCHRI/PHCRI)

Providence Health Care Research Institute is pleased to partner with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute on the 2017 Innovation and Translational Research Award!

he intent of this competition is to fund research that will


  • bring new knowledge into practice and/or policy</li>
  • take research outcomes to the implementation stage</li>
  • create commercial opportunities from pre-existing research outcomes

Up to two awards will be designated for a joint PHC and VCH health care professionals and/or researchers proposal. Awards are open to clinicians and researchers throughout VCH and PHC’s health care and research facilities.

LOI Due: October 17, 2016

Application Due:January 16, 2017

For more information, including application guidelines and forms, please visit:

2017 Marion Spencer Fay Award - March 24, 2017

In the Fall of 2017, a woman with a record of extraordinary achievement as a physician and/or scientist will receive the national Marion Spencer Fay Award before an audience of her peers.

She will join 53 other outstanding women who have attained that honor annually since 1963. This special award - accompanied by an honorarium of $10,000 - will be presented by the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.  
Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017

Nomination process
To nominate an outstanding woman for the Marion Spencer Fay Award, please follow the link below to the online nomination form.  

CHEST Foundation COPD Research Grant - March 31, 2017

The CHEST Foundation has announced this funding opportunity to support research addressing clinical, population or community engagement/health services aspects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with relevance to the prevention and/or reduction in morbidity or mortality associated with COPD.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

For more information including application guidelines and eligibility, please click here.

MSFHR Health Policy Fellowship - April 3, 2017

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Health Policy Fellowship is a salary award for post-doctoral level health researchers who want to contribute their research expertise to the health policy development process at the provincial government or health authority level.

Successful applicants will undertake short-term (up to 12 month) policy assignments within the BC Ministry of Health or at one of the province’s health authorities. There are currently six assignments available which address BC health system priorities including substance abuse services, promoting indigenous health and primary care home best practice.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

Visit the MSFHR website for eligibility requirements, award information and webinar access. 

2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction (Call for Nominations) - June 26, 2017

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame laureate nominees are role models to Canadians for their work in furthering health in Canada and the world or for an achievement developed significantly during a period of residency in Canada. 

Their outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.

Up to six individuals may be selected for induction annually. Posthumous nominations are accepted, however only one individual may be inducted posthumously each year.

Deadline for the 2018 Induction: Monday, June 26, 2017

For more information about our nomination process, visit