Looking for research funding? Get an overview of internal and external research funding and how to find it.

Internal funding

What are the funding streams for Fraser Health researchers?

Learn about the types of funding opportunities available to Fraser Health researchers who are either employees or privileged physicians. 

Are there any Fraser Health research grants that I can apply to?

Seed Grant - $5,000

Seed grants provide initial 'start up' funding to new researchers who have never received funding as a principal investigator. These funds help researchers in completing a definitive research study or to engage in preliminary research in Fraser Health ($5,000 each lasting up to one year and time for knowledge dissemination). 

The 2018/2019 cycle is now open. Refer to the guidelines and proposal form below.

Strategic Priorities Grants - $10,000

Strategic priorities grants provide funding to researchers to undertake research that addresses one of Fraser Health's strategic priorities and supports the development of new collaborations and partnerships ($10,000 each lasting up to one year and time for knowledge dissemination).

The 2018/2019 cycle is now open. Refer to the guidelines and proposal form below.

Who won these grants previously?

Congratulations to our previous Seed Grant and Strategic Priority winners. We thank all funders who have made these projects possible.

Seed Grant Winners

Grant funders

Principal investigators

Study title

Year

Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation

Ronda Field

TeleHealth exercise for fall prevention

2017/2018

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program

Erin Henthorne

In from the cold: A qualitative investigation of the service impact, needs and voices of homeless patients in the Fraser Health region

2016/2017

Professional Practice Department

Fraea Renaerts

System-based barriers to accessing emergency care among women experiencing suspected or confirmed sexual assault who use drugs and are street-engaged

2016/2017

Population and Public Health Program

Anne Todd

Perceptions of food retailers as potential public health partners in reducing food insecurity

2016/2017

Rehabilitation and Acquired Brain Injury Program

Tina Moran (with Dr. Lynne Feehan as co-principal investigator)

Inter-rater reliability of bed-side assessment scales for evaluation of shoulder pain, mobility and spasticity in patients with low level of consciousness following acute stroke. A pilot study

2015/16

Professional Practice Department

Pet Ming Leung

Effect of a pre-dialysis rehabilitation exercise program for elderly haemodialysis patients on mental and physical health outcomes

2015/16

Population and Public Health Program

Katayoon (Kathy) Riyazi

Transitioning patients from nurse practitioners (NPs) to family physicians (FPs): Identifying barriers, alternatives, and predictors

2015/16

Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation 

Dr. Caroline Mariano

Clinical utility of a chemotherapy-toxicity prediction tool for elderly cancer patients in a community oncology setting

 

2015/16


Strategic Priorities Grant Winners

Grant funders

Prinicipal investigators

Study title

Year

Surrey Hospital Foundation

Reena Parhar

Assessing swallowing and respiration following prolonged intubation: A feasibility study

2017/2018

Surrey Hospital Foundation

Dr. George Medvedev et al

Automation of CT-based hemorrhage volume assessment for improved clinical diagnosis and intervention outcomes in hemorrhagic stroke

2016/2017

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

Susan Lee

Implementation of a perioperative smoking cessation bundle in a tertiary care hospital – can better timing improve outcomes?

2016/2017

Surrey Hospital Foundation

Michelle Tsai

Examining how well the 3ST can prospectively explain suicidal behavior in a psychiatric sample of suicidal adults

2015/16

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

Dr. David Erickson, PhD  

A randomized feasibility study of clozapine vs adjunctive CBT for refractory psychosis

2015/16

Professional Practice Department

Liz da Silva

Reliability testing of a nutrition acuity tool

2015/16


External funding

Several external agencies offer funding programs to support your research. Common sources of external funding include:

Are there any specific competitions I should consider applying to as a Fraser Health researcher?

  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) funding programs
    • Research Trainee Program: supports health researchers (health professional <10 years post degree completion) in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term success of the B.C. health research landscape.
      • Up to three years, $47,000/year and research stipend
      • LOI: March; Full Application: April
    • Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program: supports clinical health professionals (e.g. MD, RN, PT) to develop and advance research with the goal of bringing research evidence into practice within the health system.
      • Three years (+ two year renewal option), $90,000/year 
      • LOI: November; Full Application: January
    • Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program: supports researchers to advance their discoveries or inventions towards practical application, helping ignite and enrich B.C.’s health innovation ecosystem.
      • Phase 1: Two years, $150,000/year
      • Phase 2: Two years, $75,000/year (matching funding required)
      • LOI: February; Full Application: April
    • Implementation Science Team Program: supports teams to plan, conduct, and study the implementation of proven health-related interventions that address one or more of B.C.’s current health system priorities.
      • Development: Six months, $10,000
      • Project grant: Three years, $500,000
      • LOI: April; Full Application: January  *offered every two years
    • Convening and Collaborating (C2) Program: supports collaborative activities between health researchers and research users to build capacity for knowledge exchange and promote the use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research.
      • Up to one year, $15,000
      • Full application: October
    • Reach Program: supports health researchers and research users to disseminate the outputs of health research.
      • Up to one year, $10,000
      • Full application: May
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding programs
    • Project Grant: support ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, the health care system, and/or health outcomes, by supporting projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint.
      • Up to five years; $100,000 to $2,000,000
      • Two cycles per year
      • Registration: August and February
      • Full Application: September and March
    • Fellowship Program: support health professionals to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.
      • Up to four years; $40,000 to $50,000/yr + $5,000/year research stipend
      • Application: November
    • Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant: support for meetings, planning and/or dissemination activities.
      • One year; $25,000
      • Application: varies, usually three cycles/year
    • Knowledge Synthesis Grant: support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice.
      • One year: $100,000
      • Application: varies

How do I find funding?

We are happy to assist you in finding potential funding opportunities that are personalized to you and your research interests. To make use of this service, please contact our research development specialist.

Want to do the search yourself? Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Do a keyword search using a search engine, such as Google, to find opportunities.
  • Funding agencies often list successful grants and awards on their websites. Browse through the websites to understand what the agencies are looking for in winning applications.
  • See lists of research funders that are hosted on some academic institution’s websites.
  • Sign up for notifications of upcoming grant competitions on individual funder websites.

Where can I find more information and resources?

Visit our resources section for tools to guide you in your research.