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 email@example.com , 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:
- Please see the attached email from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding a second call for 2013 Faculty Research Awards & Prizes nominations
- Mitacs – Changes to Mitacs Globalink Fellowships
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (reminder)
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards for Medical Scientists (reminder)
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – 2014 Royal College Peter Warren Travelling Scholarship
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (reminder)
Awards and Honours:
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award: “Leaders in Medical Discovery” (reminder)
- UBC CPD Webinar – Ovarian Cancer: Local Updates and Ask the Expert (reminder)
Important changes to Fellowships for Mitacs Globalink alumni
In partnership with Mitacs Full Partner universities, Globalink Fellowships provide financial support to Globalink alumni who wish to return to Canada for graduate studies. After broad consultation with Mitacs partner universities these Fellowships have been substantially improved as follows:
- 1. Increased duration (3 years from 2 years): Fellowships are now tenable in one of two forms:
- $10,000 for one year of a research-based Master’s program and $10,000 per year for up to 2 years of a research-based PhD program; OR
- $10,000 per year for up to 3 years of a research-based PhD program
- 2. Administration of Fellowships simplified:
- All funding awarded directly to students for study in an eligible graduate program;
- Mitacs will announce award winners to its partner universities; and
- Fellowships provide direct financial support to award holders. Universities are encouraged to supplement these funds but Mitacs does not specify a minimum amount of support.
Important details for Mitacs partner universities:
- A minimum of 3 Fellowships will be reserved for each Mitacs Full Partner university. Remaining fellowships will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis through application to Mitacs.
- Mitacs will allocate additional Fellowships in provinces commensurate with provincial Fellowship support.
- Eligible universities are Mitacs Full Academic Partner universities and universities in a province that contributes funding towards Globalink Fellowships.
- Fellowships are only offered in research-based graduate programs at an eligible Canadian university. Course-based programs, some professional programs and MBA programs are not eligible for the fellowship.
- Fellowships may be combined with other forms of graduate funding that students may receive including, but not limited to, Tri-council funding, university support, and support from foreign sources.
- Globalink Graduate Fellowships are available to students who came to Canada as part of the Globalink summer internship program. The first year of eligibility will be the Globalink 2013 cohort of students.
- Students awarded a Globalink Fellowship must begin their studies in a deemed graduate program no later than the September two years after their internship. Students in the Globalink 2013 cohort must begin their graduate studies by September 2015.
- Globalink fellowships are valid up to August of the sixth year following their internship. Fellowships for students in the Globalink 2013 cohort will be tenable up to August 2019.
- Students must be enrolled and be in good standing in a deemed Masters or Doctoral program to receive funding from Mitacs.
- University eligibility is determined at the time a student applies for a Globalink Fellowship. Where a university subsequently becomes ineligible for Fellowships, the student’s Fellowship will remain in good standing until that student completes the degree in which they are enrolled at that university.
- Where a Globalink Fellowship holder transfers universities, their fellowship will continue to be valid as long as the student is actively enrolled in a deemed graduate program at the transferred university.
- A Globalink Fellowship holder may interrupt their Fellowship for a maximum period not to exceed 12 months. During such an interruption Fellowship funding will be suspended and will only be resumed when the holder resumes study in a deemed graduate program. A request to suspend the Fellowship must be submitted to, and approved, by Mitacs prior to the interruption.
Steps universities can take to maximize Globalink Fellowships on their campuses:
- Proactively recruit Globalink summer interns by soliciting a large number of quality research projects from their faculty.
- Ensure past Globalink interns can easily self-identify themselves on graduate applications.
- Check whether a past Globalink intern has been awarded a Fellowship. Mitacs will provide a list of all students awarded a Fellowship to all eligible universities.
- Expedite graduate admission to Globalink interns.
- Offer a competitive financial support package for Globalink interns.
- Work with Mitacs to distribute promotional material to Globalink interns highlighting the advantages of their graduate programs as well as the financial support package.
Should you require additional information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Sep 3, 2013 by 4:00pm EDT
BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: September 17, 2013
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Five-year $700,000 awards for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee.
Deadline: September 30, 2013; 5pm EDT
This new scholarship, offered for the first time in 2014, is intended to encourage post-graduate trainees in medicine to undertake research projects in the history of specialty medicine, the history of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and/or the history of Post-Graduate Medical Education in Canada; and to encourage the use of the Royal College historical and archival collections as a resource for scholarly work within the field of the history of medicine.
The details of this award are also available at the website:
Nominations must be received before 5:00 PM (EDT) September 30, 2013 in order to be considered. In keeping with the College’s green initiative, we would request that you submit your nominations electronically to email@example.com.
Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: October 18, 2013
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Five-year awards provide $500,000 to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how microbes and the human body interact.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Deadline: August 23, 2013
If you are planning to submit a nomination for this award please be aware that the deadline is today.
Each year, two Faculty Lectureships are held, one from the basic sciences and one from clinical sciences. The Research Council Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award. Nominations in either or both categories are encouraged.
Acceptance of this award is accompanied by a seminar open to all faculty members and students as a part of the Leaders in Medical Discovery Series.
Please visit the website for more information.
UBC CPD Webinar – Ovarian Cancer: Local Updates and Ask the Expert
Date: September 23, 2013, 7:00-8:00pm (PDT)
Location: Online with Adobe Connect (use wired internet connection)
Target Audience: Family Physicians
Presenter: Dr. Jessica McAlpine
Accreditation: Earn up to 1.0 Mainpro M1 Credits
This event is FREE of charge. Space is limited. Registration closes 24 hours before the event.