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 and (2) one clinical resident, fellow, new physician, or other health professional based at either BC Children's Hospital or BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre.

Need help finding a research collaborator? 

The following individuals are looking for a research collaborator. Priority will be given to projects with newly established partnerships exploring novel ideas requiring multi-disciplinary expertise.

  • Dr. Amrit Dhariwal is looking for Postdoctoral Fellow for a project evaluating the psychological therapy for somatic symptoms and whether family therapy supports improved stress regulation. The PDF ideally has a background or interest in analyzing salivary cortisol. Dr. Dhariwal would alternatively seek a PDF with expertise in qualitative research methods for the same project. Please contact
  • Dr. Sylvia Cheng is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in qualitative research methodology for a project looking at evaluating time to diagnosis of pediatric CNS tumours and development of guidelines and educational tool for parents and providers. Please contact
  • Dr. Sylvia Cheng is also looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in clinical epidemiology for a project looking at the use of growth hormone therapy in pediatric oncology patients, timing of use, and growth outcomes. Please contact
  • Dr. Vilte Barakauskas is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise or interest in thyroid disease during pregnancy for a project looking at establishing local reference intervals (normal ranges) for thyroid hormones during pregnancy through the use of linked laboratory values, perinatal outcomes and PharmaNet data. Experience in big data analysis, data analytics, clinical epidemiology and statistical modeling would be needed. Prior experience working in PopData would be helpful. Please contact

Looking for a research collaborator? Contact for assistance. 

Program Applications

To apply, download the Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grants Application below. The deadline for submitting a complete application is Monday, November 25, 2019

Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grant

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