Funding Opportunities

WHRI Internal Funding Opportunities

CLOSED, next cycle launching summer 2022

This year, the WHRI launched its Strategic Framework for Trainees and Mentorship which aims to expand capacity for women’s health research through initiatives that support the next generation of women’s health scholars. To this end, the WHRI is launching 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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CLOSED, next cycle launching summer 2022

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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CLOSED (February cycle), next cycle open in August 2022

  • 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


  • A past winner of the Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant requesting funding to support the publication of findings from that project
Women's Health Research Upcoming Funding opportunities - June/July 2022

Deadline (Type)

Funding Organization

Funding Competition

June (LOI); October (Full)

Canadian Cancer Society

Breakthrough Team Grants: Transforming Low Survival Cancers

6/1 (Reg); 7/5 (Full)

CIHR-The Clinical Trials Fund

Operating Grant : Clinical Trials Projects

6/1 (LOI); 8/31 (Full)


Improving Postpartum Maternal Outcomes for Populations Experiencing Disparities -– Cycle 2 2022

6/8 (Full)


Team Grant : Indigenous Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative Cohort Research Study (I-HeLTI)

6/15 (Full)


Partnership Engage Grants

6/15 (Full)


Partnership Engage Grants—Residential Schools Joint Initiative

6/15 (Nom)

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Cancer Society Inclusive Excellence Prize

6/17 (Full)

UBC Faculty of Medicine

New Faculty Research Award

6/27 (Full)

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women's Cancers

6/28 (NOI); 9/13 (Full)

New Frontiers in Research Fund

NFRF Exploration Grant 2022

6/30 (LOI); 9/9 (Full)

Terry Fox Research Institute

2023 New Investigator Award Competition 

6/30 (Nom)

UBC Faculty of Medicine

University Killam Professors

7/4 (Full)

Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Awards

CSCI Awards

7/5 (Full)

ALS Canada-Brain Canada 

Discovery Grant Program 2022

7/14 (Full)

CIHR-Institute of Genetics/CGEn

Fellowship: HostSeq Fellowship

7/15 (Full)

Gairdner Foundation

Canada Gairdner Momentum Award

7/20 (Reg); 9/8 (Full)

Canadian Cancer Society

Health Equity Research Grants 

External Funding Opportunities Databases