While the BC SUPPORT Unit isn’t a funding agency, we’re happy to inform you about patient-oriented research funding opportunities offered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other organizations.
If you know of a patient-oriented research funding opportunity, please email us.
The opportunities below are organized by registration deadline:
The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research teams that contribute to capacity building efforts in patient-oriented research, as identified in the SPOR Capacity Development Framework, and catalyze opportunities for new/early career investigators to learn in the context of patient-oriented research teams. New/early career investigators are defined as having assumed their first independent academic position (e.g., faculty appointment) no more than five years (60 months) prior to the application deadline.
Application Deadline: November 14, 2017
The BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre is offering planning awards for patient-oriented research or knowledge translation projects, in the amount of $10,000 each. This award is open to patients, researchers, health practitioners, or decision makers who work or live in the area that Fraser Health serves, including satellite campuses such as SFU Harbour Centre.
Application Deadline: November 15th, 2017
Rewarding Success is an experimental funding model that is being piloted in four provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Newfoundland & Labrador. This initiative is similar to other funding models that have been developed to support innovation and impact, such as risk sharing, social impact bonds, and innovation prizes.
For more information, please visit the SPOR Rewarding Success webpage, or contact the CIHR.
Note: A BC-specific Rewarding Success webinar was held on October, 23, 2017. Click here for the recording.
Application Deadline: November 18, 2017
These awards provide the opportunity for researchers, health care providers, decision makers and patient partners to develop patient-oriented research studies in Northern BC. The award will help to catalyze research that aligns with the SPOR Capacity Development Framework and the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework. The total amount available for this competition is $50,000, which will fund up to five awards.
Application deadline: January 8th, 2018
This program: supports projects that contribute to sustainable and accountable community initiatives in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment, research and emerging issues in the health care workforce; encourages local and regional education campaigns on breast cancer issues which are relevant to the community in which they are based; supports initiatives that encourage local decision-making and problem-solving; and, invests in community-based health research and action research.
Application deadline: No deadline