Internal Grant Opportunities

Our annual granting cycle aims to encourage new researchers, support current research, and raise awareness about research and knowledge translation across Island Health.

    • Eligibility: The principal applicant must be an Island Health employee or affiliated health professional, but collaboration is encouraged and research team members may come from other organizations.
    • Announcements: subscribe to our listserv to receive competition announcements.
    • How to Apply: Guidelines and conditions for each competition will be posted here on the launch date. All applications must be submitted online through the Research Services Portal.
    • Past Winners: view a list of awarded grants.

Research Support Competition (CLOSED)

These grants aim to build research capacity within Island Health by enabling and sustaining research activities; generating evidence to address Island Health’s strategic priority areas; fostering collaboration within the Vancouver Island research community; and facilitating research that may lead to competitive applications for large external grants.

Collaborative Grant Competition (CLOSED)

These awards aim to establish and strengthen ties between Island Health and its academic partners, and to support research activities and teams to produce competitive collaborative applications to external funding agencies.

Evidence-into-Practice Poster Awards (CLOSED)

This competition aims to celebrate successful knowledge translation strategies, and to inspire new initiatives by sharing results.


  • One gold ($750), one silver ($500) and one bronze award ($250) are available.

Winners present a poster and their projects at an award ceremony in November.

Seed Grant Competition (CLOSED)

These small grants are available to support new and developing researchers and projects (studies, chart reviews, or synthesis).

Dissemination Grants (CLOSED)

These grants aim to support Island Health employees and affiliated health professionals who are participating in or presenting at dissemination events or engaging in activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to relevant audience(s).