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Applying for External Grants

Going for an external grant? Here's what you need to know, and how we can help. All notifications and requests must be submitted online through the Research Services Portal.

Notice of Intent to Apply

Submit a Notice of Intent to Apply and we’ll connect you with the right people and departments, help you develop your budget, and request letters of support on your behalf. You are required to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply if:

  • You are the Principal Applicant, with Island Health as your primary institutional affiliation, OR
  • You are the Island Health lead on the application (as co-applicant, collaborator, etc.)

Only one notice per application is required. Notifications must be submitted as soon as possible and are requested at least:

  • 2 months in advance of the first deadline in the application process that requires approvals or letters from Island Health (whether pre-application, letter of intent, draft, or full application) for grants over $100,000
  • 1 month in advance of the first deadline in the application process that requires approvals or letters from Island Health (whether pre-application, letter of intent, draft, or full application) for grants under $100,000

Island Health may specify internal deadlines ahead of individual competitions. Please check our list of upcoming external grant deadlines, or contact Isabel.Moore@viha.ca to confirm.

Requesting Letters of Support

We can assist external researchers in requesting letters from Island Health to support grant applications aligned with our strategic priorities.

  • Requests must be made at least three weeks in advance of the application deadline.

How to Submit Requests

All notifications and requests must be submitted online through the Research Services PortalRead these instructions (PDF) for more information.

In-Kind Contributions

In-kind contributions are non-monetary or cash equivalent resources that can be given a cash value. They may be a budget requirement in a grant application, or they may be included to show organizational support for the project.

Canadian Common CVs

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