Funding & Awards

BC Children's Hospital provides a number of research training awards to highly qualified individuals who are supervised by research community members onsite. These awards enable our researchers to recruit and support exceptional trainees, ensuring future excellence in care and research relating to improving the health of children and families. To be eligible for funding, the applicant must be based at BC Children's Hospital and be supervised by a member of the research community onsite.

Funding is intended to give promising trainees the start they need in their research careers. Following their tenure, these funding recipients have an impressive record of quickly garnering external support.

Application forms are available on the ResearchHub ( If you have any questions or concerns regarding funding or accessing application forms please contact the Research Education Office at (604) 875-2000 x5397 or

Current funding opportunities include the following -

Graduate Studentships

For masters or doctoral students undertaking full time research in any health related research area that has direct relevance to improving the health of children and families. 
$20,000/year. Deadline - December 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowships

For postdoctoral fellows undertaking full time research in any health related research area that has direct relevance to improving the health of children and families.
$40,000/year and $1,500/year travel allowance. Deadline - December 2018

Scholars of Excellence Program

Now accepting applications for 2018
Eligibility Criteria & Award Application Form

The program provides exceptional postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to generate an innovative and independent research program under the mentorship of researchers based at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.   $70,000/year and benefits

Seed Grants

To promote research collaborations between postdoctoral fellows and clinical trainee/clinical investigators on the Oak Street Campus in clinical and translational research projects. $10,000/year.

Travel Grants

Trainee Travel Grants - Designed to assist trainees to travel to prestigious national and international meetings and conferences to present their work, network and learn. 

Research Methodology Training Grants - Designed to help defray the costs of travel and living expenses for trainees who wish to participate in specialized training opportunities that are locally unavailable. 

Sponsorship Requests

To support workshops, conferences or other academic events organized by research trainees at BC Children's Hospital.

Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHSP)

CCHCSP provides support for highly qualified child health clinician candidates to develop their requisite knowledge and skills for a career as an independent scientist in child health research. Trainees engage in research training and a core curriculum in one of the participating Child Health Research Training Centres of the CCHCSP. The Research Education Office organizes meetings for the UBC-CCHCSP trainees to complete the curriculum. For information on funding opportunities visit the CCHCSP website.

UBC Clinician Investigator Program

The UBC Clinician Investigator Program is designed to provide a combined research and clinical training stream for residents in Clinical Specialty Programs at UBC. The aim is to encourage young physicians to pursue careers as clinician-scientists and to renew the clinical academic faculty at UBC and other Canadian Medical Schools.

Additional funding available includes undergraduate and medical student Summer Studentships and high school Mini Med Summer Studentships.