The Rural Physician Research Grant Program empowers rural physician researchers—or new aspiring researchers—to pursue innovative rural research projects that advance rural health in British Columbia.
Eligibility for the Rural Physician Research Grant Program
Rural physician researchers can apply for a research grant of up to $10,000 to support research activities.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- A physician practicing rural medicine and with demonstrable connections to rural communities.
- Carrying out research pertaining to advancing health in rural British Columbia.
To be considered for a grant, you must submit a complete application package. The complete package must include the following:
- Application form (Note: To enable fillable fields in this form, save the PDF to your computer and open in Adobe Acrobat).
- Research proposal and budget form (Maximum 3 pages)
Download, save and complete a copy of this form and attach to your application email.
- Current CV of principal investigator(s)
- Letter of support from local hospital chief of staff or health authority medical director
- Reference letter from a clinician in an Rural Subsidiary Agreement community
- If conducting research with First Nations communities, please provide letter(s) of support from Band Council(s) of the participating communities
Your application package must be submitted to Adrienne Peltonen at firstname.lastname@example.org by the next intake, April 30, 2023.
Please visit our RPRGP FAQs page for detailed answers to frequent questions about eligibility and the application process.
Get help with your application
We encourage applicants to reach out to a member of our research team, below, who can review and provide feedback on your application. They can also offer advice on the research process, ethics approval, and research resources.
- Interior physicians: Jason Curran at email@example.com
- Northern physicians: Fatemeh Mohammadnejad at fMohammadnejad@rccbc.ca
- Island physicians: Alison James at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Coastal and Fraser physicians: Daniel Harper at email@example.com
Research Success Stories
Research sheds light on how health coaching and mindfulness integrate into rural primary care
A research paper published in the Oxford Academic Family Practice Journal provides insight into why the health coaching and mindfulness—which have been used in the community of Gibsons and the wider Sunshine Coast since 2013—have been so helpful to patients like Pederson.