The UNBC Health Research Institute is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 Request for Applications for the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Northern Health (NH) and University of Northern BC (UNBC) Seed Grant Program.
The goal of this program is to enable researchers and knowledge users at PHSA, NH and UNBC to work in partnership and initiate new research projects that focus on improving the quality of health services and improving population health in northern BC.
The total amount for this funding opportunity is $60,000, enough to fund a maximum of six grants to cover project terms of 6 or 9 months.
The Seed Grant Program, developed as a result of PHSA, NH and UNBC entering into a Memorandum of Understanding in 2013 to establish a mutually beneficial research partnership for northern BC, is guided by the following principles:
- A collaborative relationship between researchers and knowledge users for the purposes of improving the quality of health services and the health of northern populations.
- Mutual respect and acknowledgement of the skills and expertise each organization brings to the partnership.
- Attends to the needs and realities of northern BC in the overall context of BC.
- Builds capacity for partnered research and leaves a legacy of capacity across all three organizations.
- Builds research capacity in the North for the North.
- Creates a culture of learning.
This tri-partite partnership will also support activities that promote networking and knowledge translation events between PHSA, NH and UNBC. The UNBC Health Research Institute (HRI)
serves as the Secretariat to support the work involved for all partnered initiatives and activities.
More information on the PHSA-NH-UNBC Partnership and the Seed Grant Program can be found at the HRI website