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Funding opportunity: Early Career Clinician Investigator Award

Are you a PHC clinician researcher just embarking on your career? Do you have a burning health care question you want to investigate?

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.

In brief

Projects must:

  • Fit within the vision of Providence Health Care (PHC) and PHCRI’s research priorities;
  • Have a full budget of a maximum of $35,000;
  • Have an anticipated timeline of no more than 18 months, with potential for one six-month extension (utilizing existing and not additional project funds), and;
  • Take place primarily at or through St. Paul’s Hospital and have the potential of benefiting patients and/or families of St. Paul’s Hospital.

Funding is open to clinician researchers who:

  • Have completed their professional training, whether as a medical doctor or in another health field (e.g. pharmacy, physiotherapy, or nursing),
  • Conduct their work at PHC sites,
  • Have completed their most recent formal training within the previous five years,
  • Intend to distribute their findings (whether positive or negative) through publication or otherwise.

Applications are due February 15, 2019.

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