Investigator Awards

The VCH Research internal grants & awards program is an important tool for fostering, developing and celebrating research activity at Vancouver Coastal Health.

VCH Research Investigator Awards

Please Note:  The 2014 Investigator Awards competition is CLOSED please check back in late summer 2014 for information on the 2015 competition. 

Purpose

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.

Two categories of investigator awards

  • Mentored Clinician Scientist Career Development Award (MCS)
  • Clinician Scientist Career Development Award (CS)

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

Mentored Clinician Scientist Career Development Award (MCS)

One of the hallmarks of VCH Research is its focus on translational health research – improving patient care by bringing multidisciplinary teams together to move research discoveries from the laboratory bench to the patients’ bedside.

One way that VCH Research fosters translational research is through its Mentored Clinician Scientist (MCS) Awards which support clinician scientists at the beginning of their research careers.

Each year, VCH Research grants MCS Awards to individuals who are up-and-coming in clinical practice, as well as research at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre or Lions Gate Hospital (2010).

MCS Awards are funded through VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Best of Health Fund and TD Grants in Medical Excellence, with Lions Gate Hospital Foundation also contributing in 2010, and provide award recipients with $50,000 a year for two years.

The award is renewable for a third year based on productivity and funding availability.

Award holders also receive $20,000 in start-up funds from their UBC academic department to assist with costs typically associated with starting a research program, such as equipment and other resources.

Clinician Scientist Career Development Award (CS)

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

 

DEADLINES FOR THE 2014 Investigator Awards:

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

Registration deadline (by email): Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by midnight (PST)

Application deadline (by email):  Thursday, December 12, 2013 by midnight (PST).

Complete applications must be received at kerri.abramson@vch.ca by the times specified or they will not be accepted.

 

Contact Information:

Kerri Abramson, Coordinator, Research Education & Internal Awards kerri.abramson@vch.ca

 

2014 Investigator Awards Forms and Guidelines