Awards and Funding

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

These prestigious two-year fellowships, worth $70,000 per year, are open to both Canadian and International researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree.


  • UBC internal deadline: Friday, July 5, 2019 

  • Office of Research Services Deadline - Vancouver: Monday, September 16, 2019

  • Office of Research Services Deadline - Okanagan: Monday, September 16, 2019

  • Banting deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019; 20:00

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CIHR Fall Project Grant

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Registration Deadline: August 14, 2019 
Application Deadline: September 11, 2019
Anticipated Notice of Decision: January 22, 2020
unding Start Date: April 1, 2020

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The TD Ready Challenge

Each year, the TD Ready Challenge will invite eligible organizations to submit applications that offer solutions for a problem statement that is connected to one of the four drivers of change of the Ready Commitment: Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. The 2019 TD Ready Challenge Problem Statement focuses on Better Health.

Application deadline: August 23

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UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters

Fostering collaboration is a central priority in UBC’s new strategic plan (Shaping UBC’s Next Century). The Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition was jointly created by the Vice-President Research & Innovation and the Provost & Vice-President Academic to enable the formation and growth of interdisciplinary clusters of research excellence.

There will only be one competition in the fall for 2019 GCRC awards.  New clusters and clusters funded by previous GCRC competitions are eligible to apply.

In order to submit an application to the Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition, research teams must submit a short Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply by 5:00pm on September 23rd, 2019.  

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CIHR Fellowship Award

CIHR’s Health Research Training Strategy aims to equip research trainees so that they emerge from their training as scientific, professional, or organizational leaders within and beyond the health research enterprise. Generating Research Leaders of tomorrow is a key objective for CIHR.

Application Deadline: October 01, 2019
Anticipated Notice of Decision: March 31, 2020
Funding Start Date: April 01, 2020

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UBC Faculty Research Awards

UBC recognizes individual investigators who demonstrate excellence in research.

All disciplines are considered, ranging from the applied sciences and medicine to the social sciences and humanities.

The call for 2019 nominations is now open. Results will be announced early in February.

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