BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Funding Opportunities

Institutional Funding

To promote research excellence, awards are granted at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute to foster research collaborations and networks, and to develop core facility capabilities and specialized services. The Research Institute provides the Clinical Research Capacity Building Award to support institution-wide research initiatives.

For more information, please visit the institutional funding page or contact the Clinical Research Support Unit at crsuadmin@bcchr.ca.

Investigator Funding

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute provides funding to its investigators through award programs supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

  • Investigator Grant Award Program (IGAP)
  • Investigator Establishment Award

For more information, please visit the investigator funding page or contact Research Services at resinfo@bcchr.ca.

Trainee Funding

The Research Institute provides a number of research training awards to highly qualified individuals who are supervised by BC Children's Hospital investigators. These awards enable our investigators to recruit and support exceptional trainees, ensuring future excellence in care and research relating to improving the health of children and families.

For more information, please visit the trainee funding page or contact Research Education at  reseduc@bcchr.ca.

Theme Funding

The BC Children's Hospital Research Themes provide annual funding opportunities for investigators to support studies in child health. 

For more information about upcoming funding, investigators should contact their Theme Research Manager:

Brain, Behaviour & Development
Rhonda Ellwyn
Email: rellwyn@bcchr.ca 
Phone: 604-875-2000 ext. 4730

Childhood Diseases
Jeffrey Helm
Email: jhelm@mail.ubc.ca
Phone: 604-875-2000 ext. 7954

Healthy Starts
Litsa Blanis
Email: litsa.blanis@bcchr.ca 
Phone: 604-875-2000 ext. 5480 

Evidence to Innovation
Dawn Mount
Email: dmount@bcchr.ca 
Phone: 604-875-2000 ext. 3687
Russell Bonaguro
Email: rbonaguro@bcchr.ca 
Phone: 604-875-2000 ext. 3113