The Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research (BC)

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Calls for applicants

This award supports pilot studies in women’s health which aim to generate preliminary data, test new approaches, methodologies or tools. The funding supports activities that will enable the pursuit of more ambitious studies and foster further funding applications. This award is granted to a promising researcher in an area of women’s health to conduct an innovative research project (be it basic or applied science, using quantitative or qualitative methods on a topic related to women’s physical or mental health). 

The amount awarded for this one-year grant is $10,000-$15,000.

Applicant Eligibility

At the time of application:

- Principal Applicants must be residents of BC

- Principal Applicant(s) must be an independent researcher/ clinician (includes midwives, nurses, social workers and physicians) and must have completed a post-graduate degree (Masters, PhD, or MD)

- Principal Applicants cannot be enrolled as students in a degree or diploma program and cannot hold positions as post-doctoral fellows, residents, or clinical fellows.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4:00PM

Click here for application details

For questions about this award, please contact Kathryn Dewar by phone (604-875-2424 ext. 4956) or email (

Women’s Health Research Institute                                               

B327 – 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC v6H 3N1



Women’s health, women’s lives