Innovation and Translational Research Awards


The intent of this competition is to fund research that will:

  • bring new knowledge into practice and/or policy
  • take research outcomes to the implementation stage
  • create commercial opportunities from pre-existing research outcomes
  • up to two awards will be designated for a joint PHC and VCH health care professionals and/or researchers proposal

Funding Partners

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute is delighted to partner with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Providence Health Care Research Institute and VA Medical, Dental and Allied Staff Association on the 2018 Innovation and Translational Research Awards.


Awards are open to clinicians and researchers throughout VCH and PHC’s health care and research facilities. Please refer to the award guidelines linked at the bottom of this page for detailed eligibility criteria.



Registration is mandatory for this competition. 

  • Mandatory Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017 by Midnight (PST)
  • Grant Development Workshop (recommended): Tuesday December 5th, 2017 1-4pm -  REGISTER
  • Application submission deadline:  Monday, January 15, 2018 by Midnight (PST)

Completed LOI and applications must be received via email at by the times specified or they will not be accepted.

Forms and guidelines

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*If you have an appointment at both UBC and VCH or UBC and PHCRI, you only need to complete the RPIF, not the VCHRI/PHCRI Grant Cover Sheet.

Contact Information

Kerri Abramson, Manager, Research Education & Internal Awards