In this week’s issue:
- The search for the Director role at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics has been extended from December 18, 2013 to January 27, 2014. Attached please find the original advertisement
- Timelines and procedures have been updated for the MSFHR Scholar Award competition. Please visit our website at http://med.ubc.ca/research/grant-applications/msfhr-scholar-award/ for details.
- Please note that there will be no Weekly Announcements next Friday due to the Dean’s Office being closed for the holidays. I wish you all a happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year.
- Canada Foundation for Innovation – 2014 Major Science Initiatives Fund
- Brain Canada – Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)
- AllerGen – Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship
Canada Foundation for Innovation – 2014 Major Science Initiatives Fund
Deadline: Check with Institutional Programs Office
CFI has announced a new Major Science Initiatives Special Competition for 2014. This competition will be for national research facilities with “annual O&M costs exceeding $500,000 to support significant human and operational resources beyond what is standard in Canadian research institutions.” Please note that TRIUMF is not eligible for this competition as stated on page 4 of the Draft Call for Proposals (attached).
Interested institutions should contact the Institutional Programs Office ASAP. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sharon Wu (Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org), Michael Blades (email@example.com), or Leonard Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LOI Deadline: February 10, 2014
The purpose of the Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants is to support multidisciplinary teams and to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health. The ultimate goal is to reduce the social and economic burden of neurological and mental health problems by prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment.
Proposals can address any aspect of nervous system function or dysfunction that has relevance to neurological and/or psychiatric diseases and conditions, including those of the special senses and the peripheral nervous system. The focus of proposals must be on investigating commonalities among multiple or related neurological and/or psychiatric conditions. The proposal must show how the research will generate findings applicable to multiple nervous system diseases or conditions.
Note that 50% matching funds from Sponsors are required as part of the project budget. If the application is considered deserving of funding by the Selection Committee, the remaining 50% will come from the Canada Brain Research Fund.
Please see website for full details.
Deadline: April 11, 2014
The goal of the AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship 2014 is to enable Canadian Clinical Immunologists and Allergists to pursue allergy, asthma and/or anaphylaxis academic research training immediately following their Clinical Immunology and Allergy sub-specialty clinical training in order to:
- Strengthen the academic capacity of Canadian Clinical Immunology and Allergy sub-specialists
- Increase Canadian capacity for translational Clinical Immunology and Allergy research
- Facilitate enhanced patient care through excellence in basic and clinical Allergy and related immune disease research.
Eligible academic foci include basic and/or clinical research related to allergy, asthma and/or anaphylaxis.
A $100,000 stipend plus a $25,000 research allowance will be awarded in each of the two years of this fellowship.
Please see website for further details and application form.