Investigator Awards

This Competition is closed for 2015. Please return late in 2015 for details of the 2016 competition. 

The Investigator Awards promote excellence and build health research capacity through peer-reviewed salary support awards for investigators.


The purpose of this competition is to promote excellence and build health research capacity through peer-reviewed salary support awards for investigators located at VGH, UBC Hospital and G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre.

These awards are aimed at clinician-scientists located at VGH, UBC Hospital or GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, who want to reduce their clinical practice commitments in order to continue developing their research careers as independent investigators.


This competition is supported by VCH Research Institute and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.


There are two categories of Investigator Awards: Mentored Clinician Scientist and Clinician Scientist.

You are eligible to apply if you conduct most of your clinical AND research work at VGH, VCH – Community, UBCH, and/or GF Strong sites (this does not include PHC, BCCA, BCCDC, or C&W). You must hold a Ph.D. or an M.D. Please see the Investigator Award Guidelines for detailed eligibility requirements.


Registration is mandatory for this competition. Complete the one-page registration form below and submit as an email attachment to Kerri Abramson, Manager, Research Education & Internal Awards at

  • Registration deadline (by email): Thursday, October 9, 2014 by midnight (PST)
  • Application deadline (by email):  Thursday, November 20, 2014 by midnight (PST).

Complete applications must be received at by the times specified or they will not be accepted.

Forms and Guidelines

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Contact Information

Kerri Abramson, Manager, Research Education & Internal Awards