MSFHR Research Trainee Award

​​​Requirements, deadlines and procedures for the MSFHR Research Trainee Award.

The MSFHR Research Trainee Program is designed to attract, recognize, and support outstanding early career researchers who have recently completed a PhD, or are a health professional eligible for a fellowship (or equivalent) program by providing funding that helps protect time for health research activities.

MSFHR has launched the new 2019 Research Trainee Award competition. ApplyNet is now accepting applications.

Competition guidelines and instructions are available on the MSFHR website at

​Important Dates
January 11, 2019

​Register to apply for Research Trainee Award program (Letter of Intent Deadline)

Check with your Department/School​Application package sent to Department Head/School Director for review & approval.
February 11, 2019

​Application package sent to Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office, hard copy or via email, for review & approval (FoM Internal Deadline, for signatures only).

See below for application package details.

February 15, 2019 | 8:30am​Applicant submits application on ApplyNet
February 19, 2019 | 4:30pm ​ORS approves application on ApplyNet (MSFHR Application Deadline)


For the 2019 MSFHR Research Trainee Award opportunity, the Faculty of Medicine (FoM) has agreed with the Office of Research Services (ORS) on the following procedures/timelines:

  1. Your application package must be submitted to the Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office by Monday, February 11, 2019 for Faculty approval. You have the option of dropping off a paper copy or emailing it to the Faculty signature contact for your site. Note that Bryan Wong ( is the contact for Faculty approval for those located at the UBC Point Grey campus. See below for a complete list of the required items.
    NOTE: These documents will not be returned to you as they will be taken to ORS, who will approve your application on ApplyNet.
  2. Your documents will be printed (if sent by email) and after Faculty approval, taken to ORS.
  3. Your application must be submitted via ApplyNet no later than 8:30am on Friday, February 15th, 2019.
  4. ORS will electronically approve your application via ApplyNet for submission to MSFHR.

Please remember that you can continue working on your research proposal up until you submit on ApplyNet on February 15th, even after you have submitted your application package for Faculty approval.

Required Documents

  1. Completed Research Project Information Form, including signatures of your supervisor, his/her Department Head/School Director, and Centre Director (if you are using research space at a Centre).
  2. MSFHR Full application: Contact Information section
  3. MSFHR Full application: Host Institution section
  4. MSFHR Full application: Project information section
  5. MSFHR Full application: Third Party Role information section

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Bryan Wong at the FoM (, or Donna Lei ( or Wendy Hudelson ( at ORS.