The Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grant has been developed to support clinical and translational research projects taking place on the Oak Street Campus (BC Children's Hospital or BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre) by promoting research collaborations between postdoctoral fellows and clinical trainees, physicians, or other health professionals. The intent is to support well-defined research projects that may not otherwise receive funding, foster new areas of research, enhance research partnerships, and build leadership capacity for both research and clinical trainees.

Eligibility Criteria

Each Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grant application must include (1) one postdoctoral fellow (or research associate if they have completed a PhD within 6 years of the application deadline) and (2) one clinical resident, fellow, new physician/investigator, or other health professional based at either BC Children's Hospital or BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre.

Looking for a research collaborator?

Send your proposed project details to to have your information advertised on this page. 

Application Form

To apply download the Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grants Guidelines & Application Form in Fall 2022. 

The application deadline is Friday, October 28, 2022. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Further queries regarding this grant can be forwarded to

All award application forms are formatted as fillable Adobe PDF's that can be saved. The application package will download as a Zip file. After clicking the link to download the application, the browser window should ask to Open or Save the file from

Application Q&A

Can I submit an application for a project focused on healthy pregnancy?
Yes as long as you can demonstrate in your application how the project also provides a benefit to the long-term health of children and families.

What can you do to help me find a research collaborator?
Contact with your proposed project details we can advertise via. email and online that you are looking for a research collaborator. 

Why can't I get the application to download?
Is your default set to show PDF files with Preview or an Internet Browser window? You will get an error message that reads 'Please wait...if this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of your document, your PDF viewer may not be able to display this type of document.' To avoid this, open Adobe Acrobat on your desktop, select File > Open to access the application. 

Can the post-doctoral fellow and clinical partner have the same supervisor?
Yes, both the postdoctoral fellow and clinical partner may share the same supervisor. Please note that funding priority will be given to projects with newly established partnerships exploring novel ideas requiring multi-disciplinary expertise.

Do I need to be a post doctoral fellow by the application deadline or award start date?
The post doctoral fellow must be registered as a post doctoral fellow by the application deadline date. If a research associate applies in place of a post doctoral fellow, they must have completed a PhD within 6 years of the application deadline date.

Can I use a Letter of Support from someone other than a Supervisor or Department Head?
Yes, we are happy to accept Letter of Support from others such as a Resident Program Director, Division Head ect.

Am I able to collaborate with a partner who has just one year left at BCCH?
We do not have any restrictions on the amount of time a partner must have left but we strongly recommend that it is outlined in your application how the project will transition after the partner is done so that there is a clear transition in place.

For more information on the application process, please contact