Internal Awards and Funding

PHC Research and Mission Award

The annual PHC Research and Mission 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, a documentary video highlighting their work, and a $2,000.00 cash award fund to be used towards a mission-driven project of their choice within PHC.

 Deadline for Award Applications: Friday, February 24, 2023

Mission Award Cat​egories:

Missio​​n​​ Award (Team & Individual)

Mission Awards are awarded annually to up to two individuals and one team.   Our Mission Awards recognize colleagues who exemplify a dedication to living our shared mission and values.

Keeping the ​​Promise Award

The Keeping the Promise Award is presented by Providence Health Care and generously supported by St. Paul's Foundation.  This award honours individuals whose contributions exemplify a dedication to the pursuit of social justice.​  

PHC​ Society Award

The PHC Society Award is presented by the PHC Society and supported by the Archdiocese of Vancouver. This award recognizes projects that have been launched within the previous two (2) years which hold our PHC Mission, Vision and Values at the forefront.  In recognition of our continued respect for diversity and dignity of all persons, this award encompasses projects supporting care for Indigenous, Black and Persons of Colour.


Nominations should include examples that demonstrate how the nominee lives our Providence Health Care vision and values.

2022 Award Recipient​s Videos

Not sure what it takes to win a Mission Award?  Check out our 2022 recipients for some inspiration!  You can view our 2022 Mission Award videos here.


Please direct any questions to Christy Smith, Mission Coordinator Events and Projects, at  ​

PHC Practice-based Research Challenge

The PHC Practice-based Research Challenge is an annual competition open to point-of-care PHC staff. The Research Challenge offers research teams the opportunity to work with a mentor to develop a research proposal around a research question. They will learn basic research skills and compete with other teams for funding to conduct a small-scale research project.

For more information, download the following documents or contact Aggie Black (Director, Health Services & Clinical and Knowledge Translation).

Challenge is now closed. 

Visit the PHC Professional Practice website for more information.

VCH/PHC Knowledge Translation Challenge

Knowledge Translation is the art and science of moving evidence into health care policy and practice.

Have you identified a need for practice improvement? Your knowledge translation (KT) project will help you integrate evidence into best practices.

The PHC and VCH Knowledge Translation Challenge will:

  • Support staff who do not have knowledge translation experience
  • Help design your own KT project
  • Provide easy access to KT resources, mentorship and funding


  • Letter of Intent (LOI) due: Closed
  • Application due: Closed

Click here for more details.

Early Career Clinician Investigator Award

The intent of this competition is to support early career clinician investigators by providing funds that will help them explore questions identified in the early stages of their medical profession.

Thanks to St. Paul’s Foundation (SPF) support and the Carraresi Foundation’s contribution, Providence Research is pleased to fund two research projects of up to $35,000 each. SPF and Providence Research 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.

Project Guidelines  

  • Project must fit within the vision of Providence Health Care (PHC) and Providence Research'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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants have completed their professional training, whether as a medical doctor or in another health field (e.g. pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing);
  • Applicants conduct their work at PHC sites;
  • Applicants have not received the Early Career Clinician Investigator Award in the past;
  • Applicants have completed their most recent formal training within the previous five years, and;
  • Applicants intend to distribute their findings (whether positive or negative) through publication or otherwise.

2022 competition closed


Visit UBC Office of Research Services or SFU Research Services for up-to-date lists of external funding agencies and deadlines.