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, VCH-Community, 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. Funding is contingent on lottery proceeds and/or best efforts fundraising.
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.
- Registration deadline (by email): Monday, October 2, 2017 by midnight (PST)
- Grant Development 1-on-1 sessions (recommended): Thursday, October 19, 2017 (20-minutes between 1-4pm) REGISTER HERE
- Application deadline (by email): Monday, November 20, 2017 by midnight (PST).
Complete registrations and applications must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org by the times specified or they will not be accepted.
Forms and Guidelines
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- Investigator Awards Guidelines
- Investigator Awards Registration Form
- Investigator Awards Application Instructions
- Investigator Awards Research Module
- Investigator Awards Statement of Understanding
- Investigator Awards Mentorship Plan
- Canadian Common CV
- VCHRI is now using the Canadian Common CV for all internal award funding opportunities. How to create an account with Canadian Common CV
- UBC Research Project Information Form (RPIF)
- How to complete the RPIF
- As this is a salary award, the applicant is responsible for obtaining the Academic Department Head and Faculty Dean’s signature. Please contact your Department to determine the turnaround time to obtain your Academic Head’s signature.
- The UBC 'Request for Dean's Approval Form' must be completed. It’s available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/SubmitApplications/RequiredDocuments/Pages/default.aspx.
- To obtain the Faculty of Medicine Dean’s signature, please contact Bryan Wong, Database Analyst & Grant Applications Officer (email@example.com). The Faculty of Medicine’s Dean’s office will require 3 business days for signatures.
Kerri Abramson, Manager, Research Education & Internal Awards firstname.lastname@example.org