Awards and Funding

2019 PHC Research and Mission Award

The Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) and Providence Health Care (PHC) are inviting nominations for the 2019 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. 

This award includes a plaque and $2000 to help the recipient attend an international conference of their choice. The award will be presented at a PHC awards gala on May 24 and at the annual PHCRI Research Day on June 7. The recipient will be invited to attend both events.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:00PM

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Early Career Clinician Investigator Award

Applications are now open for the 2019 Early Career Clinician Investigator Award! The intent of this competition is to support early career clinician investigators by providing resources that will help them explore questions identified in the early stages of their medical profession.

Thanks to the St. Paul’s Foundation (SPF) support and the Carraresi Foundation’s contribution, Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) is pleased to fund two research projects of up to $35,000 each. SPF and PHCRI are grateful to the Carraresi Foundation in Memory of Augusto Carraresi for its interest in supporting an early career research program at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Download complete guidelines and application instructions.

Applications are due February 15, 2019.

2019 PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge

The PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge has opened its 9th annual competition to point-of-care PHC staff.

This is the perfect opportunity for those new to research to learn how to design and implement a research project. Teams work with a mentor(s) to develop a research proposal around their research question. Participants will learn basic research skills and compete with other teams for some funding to conduct a small-scale research project. 

The deadline to submit the LOI is February 13, 2019. Full proposals are due June 14, 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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MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) competition

Applications are now open for MSFHR's 2019 Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) competition.

This program is designed to grow research capacity in this area by helping clinically active BC health professionals to devote time and expertise to a research problem and bring new evidence and solutions into practice within the health system.

Key dates:

  • Application support webinar: January 16, 2019, 10 a.m. PT
  • Letter of intent deadline: February 11, 2019, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Full application deadline: April 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Anticipated notice of funding decision: Early August 2019
  • Anticipated start of funding: September 1, 2019