FoM Weekly Announcements and Funding Opportunities August 12 – 16

Department timelines for grant applications:

In order to meet the various deadlines related to grant applications, all applications that require review and signature by the Department must be received by the Department’s Finance and Facilities Manager, Vicky Yau at vicky.yau@ubc.ca , at least 3 working days prior to the deadline for submission to the Dean’s Office or other unit. This is to ensure that there is adequate time for Department review and signing.

In this week’s issue:

Announcement: Please see the attached email from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding upcoming award deadlines.

Funding Opportunities:

  • Pancrease Centre – BC IDEAS Grants (1 attachment)
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Grant
  • Fulbright Canada – Traditional Awards for Scholars
  • Fulbright Canada – Visiting Chairs Program for Scholars
  • MITACS – Elevate

Awards and Honours:

  • Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) – Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – J. Edouard Samson Award

Events:

  • UBC Continuing Professional Development – Highlights from Worksafe BC’s 2012 Physician Education Conference: Evidence-Based Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain
  • UBC Continuing Professional Development – Work-Related Disability Webinar Series: A View from the Frontline – Practical Tips for Disability Management

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Pancrease Centre – BC IDEAS Grants

Deadline: Sunday, September 1st, 2013; 5pm PS

Pancreas Centre BC IDEAS Grants are designed to support investigator-initiated, excellent and innovative, pancreatic research projects in British Columbia, Canada, that have the potential of significantly impacting the lives of pancreatic cancer patients.

Grants may be up to $100,000 CAD over a 1-2 year period.

To apply, applicants must complete and submit an IDEAS Grant proposal by September 1st, 2013 (5pm PST). For more information about the grant, please see the attached document.


Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Grant

Deadline: Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) program enables orthopaedic surgeons to make designated donations to ensure continued Canadian research in orthopaedics. Established in 2006, CORL funds new and innovative research leading to improved patient outcomes. The award consists of a $20,000 grant to be used by the winner to further their research project.

Application forms and guidelines are available at the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation website.


Fulbright Canada – Traditional Awards for Scholars

Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013

Traditional Fulbright Scholar awards for Canadian scholars are open to scholars in all fields (excluding medical training) and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at a university or research centre of their choice in the United States. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree by December 31, 2012 or have equivalent professional experience.

Fulbright scholarships are awarded for periods ranging from one semester to a full academic year. Ideally, the dates of the award should coincide with the academic year of the host institution. Traditional Fulbright Scholar awards are not available for the summer months only, nor are awards available for attendance at professional conferences or meetings.

The current competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2014-15 academic year, is now open, and closes November 15, 2013.

Please visit the Fulbright website for additional information.


Fulbright Canada – Visiting Chairs Program for Scholars

Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs enable promising and prominent Canadian scholars, as well as experienced professionals to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester, though this may be extended to a full academic year. In addition, successful candidates will have the opportunity to deliver public lectures, give seminar presentations, participate in conferences and otherwise contribute to ongoing research activities at the host institution. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree by December 31, 2012 or have equivalent professional experience.

The current competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2014-15 academic year, is now open, and closes November 15, 2013

Please visit the Fulbright website for additional information.


Mitacs – Elevate

Deadline: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Elevate supports postdoctoral fellows and Canadian companies and community partners to collaborate on cutting-edge research projects and build capacity for the next generation of R&D management leaders.

The two-year program provides fellows with an opportunity to lead a long-term research and development project with a partner organization while building professional skills and benefiting from rigorous leadership training. The call is  open to all PhD holders regardless of nationality and Mitacs welcomes applications from all disciplines and industry sectors. Universities may contribute a portion of required industrial funding for Fellows in their first year. The award is $57,500 per year for 2 years ( $115,000 over two years)

For more information, please visit http://www.mitacs.ca/o/2013/08/national-call-mitacs-elevate-deadline-november-19-2013.


AWARDS AND HONOURS:

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) – Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1st 2013

The Lurie Prize is an award that recognizes outstanding achievements by promising young scientists in biomedical research. The Prize amount is $100,000, to be used as the awardee chooses. Nominations are to be for an outstanding young biomedical investigator, who must be 52 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2014.

Please visit the FNIH website to submit a nomination.


Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – J. Edouard Samson Award

Deadline: Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The premier award for orthopaedic research in Canada, the $15,000 J. Edouard Samson Award recognizes the best orthopaedic research over a period of five (5) years or more at a Canadian centre and is intended to promote further research by the recipient. The recipient will present his/her research at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (presentation opportunity to be determined). The award consists of a medal, a $5,000 educational grant and a $10,000 personal research grant to be used by the recipient at the Canadian institution where he/she currently resides.

Application forms and guidelines are available at the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation website.


EVENTS:

UBC Continuing Professional Development – Highlights from Worksafe BC’s 2012 Physician Education Conference: Evidence-Based Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013; 7-8pm

Speaker: Dr. Roger Chou

Objectives:

  • Understand the basis for current LBP evidence-based guidelines
  • Use current evidence to guide evaluation/diagnosis of adults presenting with low back pain
  • Use current evidence to guide management of adults presenting with low back pain

Register here: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/109963


UBC Continuing Professional Development – Work-Related Disability Webinar Series: A View from the Frontline – Practical Tips for Disability Management

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013; 7-8pm

Speaker: Dr. Ian Connell, MD, CCFP

What you will learn during the webinar:

  1. Recognize how long-term work absences affect patient health and employment outcomes;
  2. Define and distinguish between terms related to work disability (e.g., impairment, disability, restrictions, limitations and/or risk, capacity, tolerance);
  3. Identify the roles and boundaries of a family physician in discussing work disability and managing patients’ expectations, and the consequences of a failure to effectively address these considerations;
  4. Identify and develop effective communication skills and techniques for discussing work with your patients who are sick or injured to prevent needless disability;
  5. Incorporate different strategies for negotiating your patients’ safe and sustainable return to work.

Register here: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110069

Flyer available here.