2024 suite of funding programs: Advancing health research that improves health, saves lives, and strengthens BC’s economy

28 June 2023

Michael Smith Health Research BC is excited to announce our 2024 suite of funding programs that provide opportunities for BC health researchers across all regions of the province. As BC’s health research agency, our funding awards help develop, retain and attract the people whose research improves the health of British Columbians, addresses health system priorities, creates jobs and adds to the knowledge economy.

A healthy province with a resilient economy requires scientific evidence and knowledge generated by health research. Our awards contribute to advancing research-based evidence into action for the benefit of all British Columbians.

Building research talent for BC’s future

Our Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) and Scholar competitions will launch concurrently in October 2023. The Research Trainee competition will launch in November 2023.

  • Health Professional-Investigator – October 2023
    After a one-year pause, the HP-I Program is returning for the 2024 competition. The program supports health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to build their health research programs. Stay tuned for more information later this fall.
  • Scholar – October 2023
    The Scholar Program supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train the next generation of scientists, and develop world-leading research programs.
  • Research Trainee – November 2023
    The Research Trainee Program supports the best and brightest health researchers in training to enable career development and support world-class health research in BC.

Mobilizing communities for research impact

Our team funding programs, Convening & Collaborating and Reach, will launch concurrently in April 2024.

  • Convening & Collaborating – April 2024
    Convening & Collaborating (C²) supports teams of health researchers and research users to co-develop research that can have direct impacts on people, including patients, health practitioners and policy makers.
  • Reach – April 2024
    Reach supports teams of researchers and research users to disseminate research evidence with those who can directly benefit from it in order to impact health and care in BC.

Making a difference together

Strong partnerships are integral to fostering world-class health research in BC. We continue to partner with organizations to build research capacity, fill strategic gaps in the health system, and optimize investments in health research. For more information on partnerships, please contact our team.


If you have questions about any of our funding competitions or programs, we encourage you to reach out to our Help Desk.

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Learn more about Health Research BC funding programs.