Funding + Award Opportunities

WHRI Internal Funding Opportunities

The 2024 competition closed on February 13, 2024.

The WHRI Graduate Student Achievement Award seeks to recognize excellence amongst graduate students who are near completion or have completed their research project.

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The 2023 competition CLOSED on October 10, 2023.

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), in partnership with the BC Women ‘s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation, is pleased to announce a Catalyst Grant competition for the advancement of knowledge in women’s health.

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The 2023 competition CLOSED on September 8, 2023.

In 2020, the WHRI launched the Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health, a funding opportunity specific to our trainee community. This award is intended to provide salary support to WHRI-affiliated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are engaged in women’s and/or newborn health research and who do not currently hold major competitive salary awards.

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The 2023 competition CLOSED on March 1, 2023.

The Perinatal Research IMaging Evaluation (PRIME) Centre Awards supports studies in women’s
and/or newborn health research to be carried out, in whole or in part, within the PRIME Centre (i.e.,
making use of the equipment, facility features and personnel support available).

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The 2023 competition CLOSED on September 1, 2023.

The Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant supports research that contributes to women’s (cis and trans-inclusive) health within the discipline of family practice. The funding is intended to support new researchers (family practice residents and/or practitioners) to develop and carry out a pilot research project.

  • Family Practice physician or resident
  • To support family practice research related to women’s health

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ROLLING – for Recipients of the Sue Harris Grant only.

  • Family physician who is a new investigator and who has completed a research study and wishes to have it published in a peer reviewed journal

AND/OR

  • A past winner of the Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant requesting funding to support the publication of findings from that project.

Call for applications

OPEN – Deadline to submit applications is February 13, 2024

We are excited to announce the opportunity for graduate students engaged in women’s and newborn health research to apply for the WHRI Graduate Student Achievement Award in Women’s Health.

More information

The 2023 competition CLOSED on October 10, 2023.

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), in partnership with the BC Women ‘s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation, is pleased to announce a Catalyst Grant competition for the advancement of knowledge in women’s health.

More information.

The 2023 competition CLOSED on September 8, 2023.

In 2020, the WHRI launched the Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health, a funding opportunity specific to our trainee community. This award is intended to provide salary support to WHRI-affiliated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are engaged in women’s and/or newborn health research and who do not currently hold major competitive salary awards.

More information

The 2023 competition CLOSED on March 1, 2023.

The Perinatal Research IMaging Evaluation (PRIME) Centre Awards supports studies in women’s
and/or newborn health research to be carried out, in whole or in part, within the PRIME Centre (i.e.,
making use of the equipment, facility features and personnel support available).

More information.

The 2023 competition CLOSED on September 1, 2023.

The Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant supports research that contributes to women’s (cis and trans-inclusive) health within the discipline of family practice. The funding is intended to support new researchers (family practice residents and/or practitioners) to develop and carry out a pilot research project.

  • Family Practice physician or resident
  • To support family practice research related to women’s health

More information.

ROLLING – for Recipients of the Sue Harris Grant only.

  • Family physician who is a new investigator and who has completed a research study and wishes to have it published in a peer reviewed journal

AND/OR

  • A past winner of the Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant requesting funding to support the publication of findings from that project.

Call for applications

Upcoming Funding opportunities FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH

Funder Deadline

Funding Opportunity

Description

February 20, 2024

CIHR Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN)

To support coordinated, collaborative, and multidisciplinary vaccine and immunization-related research. Open to a current investigator of the CIRN. $3M/annum for up to 5 years.

February 22, 2024

CIHR-IMHA Inclusive Research Excellence Prizes

Prizes of $25K for completed research projects in indigenous health research, open science, research impact, team science, patient engagement, or implementation science. Projects must be relevant to the broad CIHR-IMHA mandate (includes pain, muscle, joints, bone, skin, connective tissue, ME, physical activity, mobility, and more). The registration deadline was January 25, 2024.

February 22, 2024

CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship

Provides an embedded research opportunity for PhD & PDF researchers studying health services and policy research or related fields. CIHR-IGH applications must explicitly incorporate an intersectional lens within sex, gender and health research. PhD ($50K for 1 year) and PDF ($77.5K/annum for 2 years) awards.

February 23, 2024

MSHRBC Research Trainee Program

A flagship MSHRBC program for post-doctoral or health professional researchers. Awards of $60K/annum and a research/travel allowance of $4.5K/annum for up to 3 years. The LOI deadline was December 12, 2023.

February 25, 2024

Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Awards for Graduate Students

Recognizes engaged scholarship, co-creation of knowledge, and integrated knowledge translation efforts among graduate students at UBC, SFU, and UVic. Prizes of $2K for Masters & $3K for Doctorate students.

March 6, 2024

CIHR Project Grant Spring 2024

A flagship CIHR program. Designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. The registration deadline is February 7, 2024.

March 8, 2024

BCCHR Outstanding Achievement Awards

For Undergraduate & Med Students, MSc, PhD, PDF & Residents actively or previously engaged in research on the BCCH and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre campus. Has a research focus that has direct relevance to improving the health of children and families.

March 13, 2024

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

Supports learning and research opportunities for UBC graduate student or medical residents studying in the area of health. Awards of up to $50K for 6-12 months of study outside Western Canada.

March 13, 2024

CIHR-IGH National Women’s Health

Research Initiative: Innovation Fund

Part of the National Women's Health Research Initiative, this operating grant supports research in areas of women's health that have been chronically underfunded and under-researched. Up to $600K for a 34 month term. The registration deadline is February 13, 2024.

March 18, 2024

Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation: Fellowship

MTPRF fellowships provide postdoctoral training in clinical or basic perinatal research in preparation for a career in academic medicine. Up to $30K/annum for 2 years. Funds to be supplemented or matched by the host institution.

March 21, 2024

CCS & Hecht Foundation Disruptive Innovation Grants in Cancer Research (LOI)

To support bold projects and "out-of-the-box" ideas that, if successful, would lead to disruptions in current standards of care and replace the status quo in cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Up to $250K over 2 years. The full application deadline is August 1, 2024.

March 26, 2024

CCS Health Equity Research Grants (LOI)

To support research projects that seek to advance cancer-related health equity, with a call for applications focused on breast cancer in specific underserved communities. Up to $8k per team will be awarded to successful LOI applicants for development of the full application. Up to $450K/annum for 3 years (or $150K for 1-year team building grants). The full application deadline is September 10, 2024.

April 16, 2024

CIHR Team Grant: Official Language Minority Communities in Health Research

To support teams undertaking research relevant to the health care issues of Canadians living in Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC), such as French-speaking communities living in BC. $250K/annum for up to 6 years.

April 18, 2024

CIHR-IMHA Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

Network Catalyst Grant

Support for the creation and/or further development of an inclusive, formal research network to address selected priority issues related to ME. $400K/annum for up to 5 years. The registration deadline is February 15, 2024.


May 1, 2024

SSHRC Connection Grants

Grants to support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. Events: $7-25K; Outreach activities: $7-50K, higher amounts can be considered if well justified.

May 5, 2024

CIHR Catalyst Grant: STBBI Research in Canada:

Beyond HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C

Support for projects with a focus on sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) of public health relevance including, but not limited to, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, HPV. $100K for up to 1 year.

June 1, 2024 (TBA)

BC NEIHR Pilot Project Grant

BC Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) grants to improve the competitiveness of Indigenous early-career researchers in CIHR and other research competitions. Funds can be used for planning, pilot, and development activities. $15,000 for 1 year, or $20,000 for 1 year for a patient-oriented research stream. To be announced.

July 2025 (TBA)

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants

Single grants to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities (either virtual or in-person) relevant to various Institute/Initiative mandates, including gender and health. The NPA can be a trainee, knowledge user or independent researcher. Most range from $10-$25K for 1 year. Summer 2024 competition to be announced.

June 7, 2024

Ministry of Health Innovation Pathway Program

For PHSA staff to undertake research initiatives for improved primary, clinical and community care that support service delivery, innovative treatments, and continuous quality improvement. Possible areas of focus include chronic disease, virtual health, artificial intelligence (AI), and more. $50,000.


August 1, 2024

CCS & Hecht FoundationDisruptive Innovation Grants in Cancer Research

To support bold projects and "out-of-the-box" ideas that, if successful, would lead to disruptions in current standards of care and replace the status quo in cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Up to $250,000 over 2 years. The LOI deadline is March 21, 2024.

August 1, 2024

SSHRC Connection Grants

Grants to support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. Events: $7-25K; Outreach activities: $7-50K, higher amounts can be considered if well justified.

August, 2024 (TBA)

CIHR Project Grant Fall 2024 (Registration)

This flagship CIHR program. typically launches in July, with a mid-August registration deadline. To be announced.

September 10, 2024

CCS Health Equity Research Grants

To support research projects that seek to advance cancer-related health equity, with a call for applications focused on breast cancer in specific underserved communities. Up to $450,000/annum for 3 years (or $150,000 for 1-year team building grants). The LOI deadline is March 26, 2024.

September, 2024 (TBA)

CIHR Project Grant Fall 2024

This flagship CIHR program. program typically launches in July, with a mid-September full application deadline. To be announced.

October 1, 2024 (TBA)

BC NEIHR Research Development Grant

BC Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) grants to support Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs) health research development activities, including priority setting, partnership development, application development and submission. $15,000 for 1 year. To be announced.

October 1, 2024 (TBA)

BC NEIHR Knowledge Sharing & Mobilization Grant

BC Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) grants to support Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs) who have completed ICCO-led research and wish to share the findings of their research in culturally and contextually relevant ways. $15,000 for 1 year. To be announced.

October 22, 2024

CIHR Embracing Diversity to Achieve

Precision & Health Equity

To fund new research that will achieve more equitable outcomes in metabolic health, chronic high burden diseases, HIV and sexually transmitted and blood borne diseases, across the life course of diverse groups. The LOI stage closed on February 1, 2024. Research Team grants are $400K/annum for up to 5 years for Research Teams. A KM Hub supplement is $150K/annum for up for 5 years.

November 1, 2024 (TBA)

BC NEIHR trainee awards

BC Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) grants to assist in the training of Indigenous graduate students and PDFs at BC institutions. To be announced.

Jan-Dec, 2024

(rolling)

MSHRBC Industry-based program

The Michael Smith Health Research BC-Mitacs industry-based program supports graduate students & postdocs to gain experience working within BC’s life sciences sector. Masters/PhD: Up to $90K for up to 24 months; Postdoc: Up to 129K for up to 24 months.

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