Awards and Funding

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CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes

CIHR is giving out four Gold Leaf Prizes for excellence in health research and its translation into benefits for Canadians. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Impact, Discovery, Outstanding Achievements by an Early Career Investigator, and Transformation. Each CIHR Gold Leaf Prize has a value of $100,000. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS won the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Impact in 2016.

Nomination deadline: October 10, 2018

Click here for details and application instructions.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

As the most prestigious postdoctoral award in Canada, the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides the opportunity to bring top talent to join the research community at UBC.

National Banting Deadline:  Wednesday, September 19

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UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters

The intent of this funding competition is to enable leading researchers to work closely together as a unit on problems that transcend the traditional boundaries associated with departments, institutions, and funding agencies.

NOI deadline: September 17

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Heart & Stroke research competitions

The 2019/20 Heart & Stroke suite of research competitions were made available on the Heart & Stroke research website on June 29. Please click here to see all current funding opportunities, including Grants-in-Aid and the National New Investigator Award.

UBC faculty research awards

Nominations are now open for the UBC Faculty Research Awards. These awards acknowledge research excellence across all disciplines at UBC. Recognition at the university level can also lead to increased opportunity at the national and international level. 

Deadlines are in September and October, depending on the competition.

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MSFHR match funding opportunities

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research offers match funding to qualifying BC-based researchers and research teams applying to non-BC government-funded research competitions that require applicants to source match funding as a condition of the application. This increases the ability of BC researchers to compete nationally and internationally, and attracts research dollars from outside BC.

MSFHR will accept requests for match funding at any time. Requests must be received at least five weeks prior to the competition’s application deadline. Learn more here.

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Awards

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is accepting nominations for several awards until September 28. Winners will be presented their awards at a ceremony in Niagara Falls in April, 2019.

UBC FoM internal deadline: August 30

Click here for submission details.