MSFHR 2015 Trainee Awards Competition is now open


The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is pleased to announce that a funding competition for the 2015 trainee awards is now available.

Trainee awards are one of the cornerstones of MSFHR’s investment in building British Columbia’s capacity for world-class research. These awards provide up to three years of salary support to help highly qualified post-doctoral fellows develop their skills. By supporting the training of young investigators, BC is well positioned to retain them as future health research leaders. Since 2001, MSFHR has more than 1,200 trainee awards worth nearly $39 million.

The 2015 trainee award is open to applicants who are eligible to hold a post-doctoral fellow position at a BC-based host institution for the duration of the Research Trainee – Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award.


  • A UBC Research Project Information Form is required
    • Signatures of your supervisor and your supervisor’s Department Head/School Director are required
    • Signature from the Dean is not required on cover sheet (for this competition only).
  • Once you have signatures from your supervisor and supervisor’s Head/Director, submit your application package to ORS by the ORS deadline date (TBD)

Please visit the Office of Research Services website for details on applying to the Research Trainee program, including what to include in your application package.