Awards and Funding

Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize

The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prizes are awarded annually for excellence in research. Established in 2011, the Killam PDF Prize is in memory of Izaak Walton Killam and his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, who together created the Killam trusts. Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each are awarded to fulltime Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC.

Nominations for the Killam PDF Prize are made to the Dean's Office of their appointing faculty, and faculties submit their nominations to the PDFO. Eligibility, procedures and deadlines can be found in the Killam PDF Research Prize Guidelines. Evaluation guidelines can be found in the Killam PDF Research Prize Evaluation Guidelines.

Deadline for Faculty Submissions to the PDFO: December 6

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2019 MSFHR Scholar competition

The MSFHR Scholar Program allows early-career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program, and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field.

Key dates:

  • Competition launch: November 2, 2018
  • Letter of intent deadline: November 29, 2018, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Full application deadline: January 31, 2019, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Anticipated notice of funding decision: Late June 2019
  • Anticipated start of funding: July 1, 2019

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2019 MSFHR Research Trainee competition

The MSFHR Research Trainee Program is designed to attract, recognize, and support outstanding early career researchers who have recently completed a PhD, or are a health professional eligible for a fellowship (or equivalent) program by providing funding that helps protect time for health research activities.

Key dates:

  • Application support webinar: November 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. PT
  • Applications open: early December 2018
  • Letter of intent deadline: January 11, 2019, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Full application deadline: February 19, 2019, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Anticipated notice of funding decision: Late June 2019
  • Anticipated start of funding: September 1, 2019

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International Collaborative Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship

In Canada, there is a pressing need for Clinician-Scientists with knowledge and skill in the field of addiction medicine to lead development and implementation of evidence-based prevention and treatment modalities for substance use disorders. In response, the interdisciplinary International Collaborative Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship was created in 2013 to develop the skills required for a career in addiction research. The Fellowship is a US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded research training fellowship offered in partnership with the BC Centre on Substance Use, St. Paul’s Hospital, and the University of British Columbia.

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CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

The CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program facilitates research in HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV) and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) and related health conditions by providing funding to candidates who wish to write a trial protocol, research program, and develop and run their own trial. Each award is worth $50,000 plus up to $5,000 in travel allowance on expenses claimed. The fellowships provide career support and are renewable for up to two years. Former CTN postdoctoral fellows from the last two decades include some of Canada’s leading HIV clinical investigators today.

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Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize

The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. The prize is awarded with the expectation that the recipient will continue to make outstanding contributions in the future, since this is not a lifetime achievement award. Among the criteria that will be considered is impact on policy and practice, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster heart disorders research and/or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field.

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