Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
Our funding programs promote research excellence and spur innovations in child health by:
Investing in our world-class researchers
Fostering the next generation of health researchers and attracting top trainees from around the world
Fostering new collaborations and networks
Developing core technologies and services
Institutional Funding Opportunities
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute awards foster research collaborations and networks, and develop core facility capabilities and specialized services.
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Investigator Funding Opportunities
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute provides funding to its investigators through award programs supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
- Investigator Grant Award Program (IGAP)
- Investigator Establishment Award
Training Funding Opportunities
The Research Institute provides several research training awards to highly qualified individuals who are supervised by BC Children's Hospital investigators. These awards enable our investigators to recruit and support exceptional trainees, ensuring future excellence in care and research relating to improving the health of children and families.
Theme Funding Opportunities
The BC Children's Hospital Research Themes provide annual funding opportunities for investigators to support studies in child health.
If you are a member of the Research Institute, please contact your Theme Manager for information about upcoming funding competitions.
Our Institutional, Investigator and Trainee funding programs are managed by Research Services at BC Children's Hospital. This team provides a wide range of institutional and faculty support programs and services, including recruitment, membership and on-site grant processing administration.