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

Upcoming Funding opportunities FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH

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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.


April 22, 2024

Operating Grant: New Investigator Research Grants in Child and Youth Health

To provide important early career development support to child health researchers and enhance their ability to compete for future research grants. CIHR-IHDCYH will consider a wide range of issues pertaining to human development: pre-conception; fertilization; embryonic and fetal development; the health of the mother and more. $100K/year for up to 3 years.

April 29, 2024

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Emerging Leader Award (LOI)

Supports innovative, high risk, high-reward projects in cancer research. Applicants must be ECRs, 3-8 years within their first independent faculty research appointment. $250K/year for 3 years.

April 30, 2024

Canadian Mother-Child Collaborative Training Platform (CAMCCO-L)

Transdisciplinary training in perinatal research on medications for Masters, PhDs, PDFs and ECRs belonging to a member network. Bursaries of $8-$20K available.

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 1, 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.

May 1, 2024

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

CIHR and SSHRC USRAs are exclusively for Black student researchers. $6K plus host institution contribution.

May 1, 2024

CIHR Operating Grant: Knowledge Mobilization in Diabetes Prevention & Treatment

To enhance knowledge mobilization in the field of diabetes, focusing on evidence integration into health services, programs, and policies. $125K per year for up to 1 year.

May 1, 2024

CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunodeficiency supported by Takeda Canada

For a PDF or individual in a research-based fellowship. To increase Canadian research capacity in the area of Immunodeficiency, support the research career of promising researchers, & produce high-quality research in Immunodeficiency.

$50K for 1 year.

May 12, 2024

UBC Public Scholars Award

This award is part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative which intends to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit. Up to $10K.

May 13, 2024

IDRC Addressing neglected areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights in sub-Saharan Africa (LOI)

The Initiative’s overall aim is to support greater realization of neglected sexual and reproductive health and rights for underserved populations, including women and girls, in sub-Saharan Africa. Up to $1.2M CAD over up to 36 months.

May 13, 2024

MSHRBC Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program

Promotes knowledge exchange and meaningful collaboration by supporting researchers, trainees & research users to develop a research agenda, identify key research practice priorities or evaluate a peer support initiative. New for 2024: The maximum has been increased to $20K for an 18-month term.

May 13, 2024

MSHRBC Reach Program

Promotes KT activities by supporting researchers & research users in disseminating research evidence through co-developing events, activities or tools to “extend the reach” of their work. New for 2024: The maximum has been increased to $20K for an 18-month term.

May 30, 2024

CANTRAIN Postdoctoral & Graduate Trainee Studentships

Stipends for graduate students & PDFs conducting research related to various types of clinical trials, including the analysis of clinical trial samples/data, aligned with the mission of CANTRAIN & co-funders. Up to $17.5K for graduate trainees & up to $42.5K for PDFs for 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.

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.


June 13, 2024 (LOI)

CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research (Development Grant)

Development grants of up to $100K available for successful applications at the LOI stage for the Team Grants in HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research.

June 13, 2024

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance Grants

An LOI is due on March 27, 2024. Several programs: Health equity (up to $100K USD/year for 2 years); collaborative research development-AI for health (up to $300K USD/year for 3 years); mentored investigator ($100K USD over 1-2 years); ECR (up to $150K USD/year for 3 years).

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

August 1, 2024

Canadian Cancer Society/Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation Disruptive 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 9, 2024

Operating Grant: ECRs in Human Development, Child and Youth Health (Registration)

For ECRs. To build research capacity, generate new knowledge, and support knowledge mobilization in human development, child and youth health. CIHR-IHDCYH's mandate includes reproduction, pregnancy & parent(s). $50K/year for up to 3 years. The full application deadline is September 24, 2024.

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 24, 2024

Operating Grant: ECRs in Human Development, Child and Youth Health

For ECRs. To build research capacity, generate new knowledge, and support knowledge mobilization in human development, child and youth health. CIHR-IHDCYH's mandate includes reproduction, pregnancy, & parent(s). $50K/year for up to 3 years.

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)

Health Research BC Industry-based program

The 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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