The BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN) is committed to providing BC’s health research community with the best possible provincial resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.
To help meet this commitment, we’ve created this page, which will help you navigate our unified response from the research community during COVID-19.
Together with the BC Ministry of Health, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC Centre for Disease Control and additional partners, we’re working to ensure that researchers/research teams based in BC are offered diverse resources and supports so that our research impacts are recognized within BC, nationally and internationally.
Resources for You
As a rapid response to the fast-changing situation, we offer stakeholders services that include:
This resource page is a core component of the provincial research response to COVID-19 and has been initiated with encouragement from the BC Ministry of Health, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC Centre for Disease Control, and other stakeholder agencies and groups. Content will continue to be updated regularly in this rapidly-changing situation.
- For more information about any of the resources above, please email us.
- Visit the REACH BC platform to join, find or recruit for COVID-19 research opportunities.
- See PopData BC’s Support for COVID-19 Research Page, Health Data Research Network Canada’s COVID-19 Response Page, and UBC’s COVID-19 Research Page.
- Clinical Resources: Find COVID-19 clinical resources at the BC Emergency Medicine Network’s page.
- National Registry: Physicians within BC and across Canada are collaborating to create a registry of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases to facilitate rapid research and response. Contact Corinne Hohl and/or Jeffrey Hau for further information.
- If you have questions about your grants and research projects, please see our dedicated page.
Current funding opportunities available to BC researchers to support health research focused on COVID-19 are listed below:
Interior Universities Research Coalition (IURC) has put out a call for proposals for their BC Interior Region Seed Grant Health Research Fund for COVID-19 research. The $150,000 Fund will encourage inter-institutional research, in health-related areas, between researchers at Thompson Rivers University, the University of Northern British Columbia, and the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Apply by July 29, 2020.
The Government of Canada (through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC]) is offering Partnership Engagements COVID-19 Special Engagement grants. SSHRC is committed to investing up to $1.5 million over the next two competitions to support COVID-19 related projects, at a maximum amount of $25,000 per project for one year. Application deadlines is September 15, 2020.