Funding Opportunities (for all stakeholders)

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. Contact us if we've missed a listing that you think can be included.

The opportunities below are organized by registration deadline.

For more funding opportunities offered by the CIHR, please use the ResearchNet Search Page.

If you know of a patient-oriented research funding opportunity, please email us.

BC SUPPORT Unit KT Canada 2019 Scientific Conference BC Research Trainee Travel Award

The BC SUPPORT Unit is pleased to offer two (2) or more travel awards up to a maximum of $1500 each. [Total funding available $3000]. These awards will support BC based research trainees to attend the KT Canada 2019 scientific conference.

Deadline: March 15, 2019

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Vancouver Foundation - Participatory Action Research Grants

Grants to support research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities.

Convene Grants Open: Year-Round

Investigate Grants Open: January 2, 2019

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Rural Health Services Research Network - Travel Bursaries

Travel bursaries will be awarded to RHSRNbc members who have been invited to present their rural health services research orally or in poster format at either a national or international conference. There are four bursaries to be won—three national bursaries of up to $450 and one international bursary of $750. These bursaries are intended to subsidize the costs of travel and accommodation and other expenses related to conference participation.

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Rural Health Services Research Network - Team Building Awards

To provide an opportunity for researchers to apply for up to $5,000 in funding to support the development of a research team.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

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 2019 KT Innovation Incubator Grant

CHILD-BRIGHT is proud to launch its 2019 KT Innovation Incubator grant competition! The KT Innovation Incubator grant competition will award up to $12,000 to two (2) winning knowledge translation research projects that aim to answer a research question related to knowledge translation and patient-oriented research.

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Operating Grant : Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)

This Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) multi-institute initiative is under the leadership of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health. Partners include all eleven of the other CIHR Institutes: Institute of Aging; Institute of Cancer Research; Institute of Gender and Health; Institute of Genetics; Institute of Health Services and Policy Research; Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health; Institute of Infection and Immunity; Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis; Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction; Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes; and Institute of Population and Public Health.

Application Deadline: September 4, 2019

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The Sue Harris Family Practice Knowledge Dissemination Grant

The Sue Harris Family Practice Knowledge Dissemination Grant supports the publication of family practice research in the area of women’s health. The funding is intended to support new researchers (family practice residents and/or practitioners), who have completed a research study, with the manuscript development and publication process. Successful applicants will be supported by research staff at the Women’s Health Research Institute during the manuscript development process.

Application Deadline: None

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KT Innovation Incubator

The purpose of the KT innovation Incubator is to promote and facilitate innovative knowledge translation projects in childhood disability.

To begin the brainstorming process on innovative Knowledge Translation project ideas, a webinar was presented by Children’s Healthcare Canada (formerly know as CAPHC) in August 2017 and a “BRAINstorm” workshop was conducted at our Brain-Child-Partners Conference on November 6th 2017 in Toronto, ON. In 2018, we awarded our first KT Innovation Incubator grant to the Child-Sized KT project, based at UBC. We are now ready to launch the second year of this CHILD-BRIGHT grant competition to fund an innovative project that will help us answer our greatest challenges in knowledge translation and patient-oriented research. See below for more details.

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