The Rural Coordination Centre of BC has two grants worth up to $10,000 available for initiatives supporting rural health.
Rural Physician Research Grant Program
The Rural Physician Research Grant Program aims to empower rural physician researchers—or new aspiring researchers—to pursue innovative rural research and knowledge translation projects contributing to advancing rural health in BC. Through this project, rural physician researchers will be able to apply for research grants of up to $10,000 per year to support research activities. To be eligible, applicants must be a BC physician with experience practicing rural medicine and with demonstrable extensive connections to rural communities. The research must be pertaining to health in rural BC.
To apply for this opportunity, please download the application forms from the RPRGP page on the RCCbc website and submit it to [email protected]. The deadline for the next round of submissions is April 30, 2024.
Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative: For Health Equity at Home and Abroad
The Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative (RGHPI) is a program which provides funding to support partnerships between rural BC physicians or medical trainees committed to rural service, and underserved communities in BC, Canada, and in developing countries. The goals of this initiative are to enhance capacity for generalism in rural BC; to foster reciprocal learning in diverse health systems and community contexts; and to demonstrate how global health (local and international) community partnerships can heighten awareness, create innovative solutions to address healthcare challenges, and lead to improved health outcomes, especially for underserved, marginalized, and indigenous populations.
Through this initiative, rural BC physicians and medical trainees (residents and medical students) with a demonstrated interest in rural medicine and global health can apply for funding up to $10,000 to support global health partnership projects. To apply for this opportunity, please download the application forms from the RGHPI page on the RCCbc website and submit them to [email protected]. The application deadline is April 30, 2024.