Making a difference.

Strong partnerships are integral to fostering world-class health research in BC. We partner with organizations to build research capacity, fill strategic gaps in the health system, and optimize investments in health research.

Partnering with us increases the impact of your research dollars to advance your research priorities and, ultimately, improve the health of British Columbians.

Partnered awards have a multiplier effect. Our partners contribute to building health research in BC, help funded researchers secure national and international funding, and provide valuable connections between researchers, partner stakeholders and patient groups in their field.

Our partnerships help grow the research talent and capacity BC needs to address health system priorities, create jobs and add to the knowledge economy.

Some examples of our recent partnerships include:

  • Supporting BC’s pandemic research response through partnerships with other funders and organizations to co-fund priority COVID-19 research in BC.
  • Providing match funding to researchers applying to national and international funding competitions led by organizations including CIHR, SSHRC, Genome Canada, and Brain Canada.
  • Developing BC’s capacity for health policy and patient-oriented research through long-standing partnerships with CIHR on the Health System Impact Fellowship, and the SPOR initiatives.

Match funding opportunities

We offer match funding to qualifying BC-based researchers and research teams applying to non-BC government-funded research competitions that require applicants to source match funding as a condition of the application.

Partnerships in action

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Our partners

We are proud to partner with leading organizations from BC, Canada, and around the world to advance health research discovery and innovation.

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  • Muneerah Kassam

    Partnerships Manager