In this week’s issue:
- Please see message below from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding CIHR’s recent call for Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Networks in Chronic Disease
- The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America – Fellowship Program
- UBC Office of the Vice President, Students – 2015-16 Informal Learning Space Project Requests
- CIHR – Programmatic Grants in Environments, Genes and Chronic Disease
- Women’s Health Research Institute – Nelly Auersperg Award
- Networks of Centres of Excellence – 2016 Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (reminder)
- UBC SPARC – CIHR Translational Operating Grant and NEW Biosketch CV Workshop (reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Mainpro-C Routine HIV Testing in Family Practice (Victoria)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – HIV Management in Family Practice (Victoria with videoconference available)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Joint UBC Conferences: 11th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology and 17th Annual Respiratory Medicine Update
- Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition Three Minute Thesis (3MT) @UBC
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Accredited CME – Available Anytime, Anywhere on any Device
RE: CIHR’s recent call for Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Networks in chronic diseases:
In response to CIHR’s recent SPOR Networks in chronic diseases, we are writing to request that any applicants submitting a proposal for this competition who will be requesting a letter of support from the Office of the Vice President Research & International, please notify our offices as soon as possible with the following information:
- Full name of the Principal Investigator who will be submitting the proposal on Researchnet
- Department and Faculty of the Principal Investigator who will be submitting the proposal on Researchnet
- The title of the project.
Helen M. Burt, Ph.D
Associate Vice President Research & International
The University of British Columbia
Phone 604 822 1467 | Fax 604 822 6295
Room 111 – Old Administration Building
6328 Memorial Road | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2
Deadline: December 8, 2014
The Italian Academy invites applications for a limited number of positions in its 2015-16 Fellowship program, which will be devoted to the project “Emotion, Embodiment and the History of Art and Music: Aesthetics, History and Anthropology.”
Given the exceptional number of recent applications addressing the relationship between these topics, the Academy has decided to dedicate an entire year to them. The aim is to bring together philosophers, anthropologists, and historians of culture, especially of the visual arts and music. Some members of the working group have already been selected from last year’s group of candidates
In evaluating this year’s projects, special consideration will be given to proposals in the neurosciences relevant to the Academy’s ongoing project in Humanities and Neuroscience.
Fellowships are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens at the post-doctoral and faculty level. Applications are encouraged from countries beyond Europe.
Fellows receive a stipend, health benefits, travel allowance and an office in the Academy.
Please visit the Italian Academy website for application details.
FoM Deadline: January 7, 2015
The Dean’s Office Facilities & Planning Unit will be coordinating the submissions for the 2015-2016 Informal Learning Space Project Requests on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine. Please see attached the invitation letter from the Informal Learning Space Committee which describes the process, requirements and evaluation criteria.
Projects across the UBC Point Grey campus (including the UBC Hospital) will be considered. Please complete the attached Informal Learning Space Request for Funding form and forward your submissions and any queries you may have to Momoko Tojo at Momoko.firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.822.8679 by Wednesday January 7th, 2015.
Departments and/or units are expected to provide at least 50% of the project funding. Unfortunately, the Faculty of Medicine will not be able to contribute any funding toward these projects.
Please visit the VP Students website to apply.
Please see Attached
LOI Deadline: January 20, 2015
Full Application Deadline: September 17, 2015
The Programmatic Grants in Environments, Genes and Chronic Disease will support research examining at least one environmental and at least one genetic component, and how these components interact to contribute to chronic non-communicable disease. Programmatic grants will support a series of innovative, conceptually linked research projects executed by a group of investigators. The series of projects (i.e. the program of research) must advance our understanding of how environment-gene or environment-microbiome-gene interactions contribute to chronic, non-communicable diseases, including chronic immunologically-related diseases, and chronic metabolic diseases. The research programs supported by these grants will span beyond what a typical operating grant could accomplish, allowing applicants to incorporate their findings into the field at large, and build upon each other’s research. These grants MUST support interdisciplinary programs of research involving a diverse group of collaborators (including, but not limited to, basic scientists, geneticists, microbiologists, environmental scientists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and social scientists) and build on existing research platforms where possible.
CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or be decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $14,000,000, enough to fund approximately 7 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 5 years. This funding is non-renewable. Approved funding opportunities may receive an across-the-board cut to the budget, if necessary, to maximize the number of funded applications.
Please visit the CIHR website for further information.
Deadline: February 27, 2015, 4pm PST
The Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research 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.
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.
For application details, please visit http://whri.org/research-support/research-funding/NellyAuerspergAward.aspx
For questions about this award, please contact Kathryn Dewar by phone (604-875-2424 ext. 4956) or email (email@example.com).
LOI Deadline: March 6, 2015
The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has launched a competition for new funding under its innovative Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program. The program funds centres that bridge the challenging gap between innovation and commercialization. Incorporated as not-for-profit organizations, CECRs match clusters of research expertise with the business community to share the knowledge and resources that bring innovations to market faster. They advance research and facilitate commercialization within priority areas such as the environment; natural resources and energy; health and life sciences; management, business and finance; and information and communications technologies.
Applicants must describe benefits to Canada, demonstrate their own track record and potential, and provide a business plan that charts their proposed centre’s path to becoming self-sustaining within 5-10 years.
Letters of Intent, the first stage of the review process, are due March 6, 2015.
To register for the December 4th webinar about preparing a Letter of Intent, please contact Edward Irving at Edward.Irving@nce-rce.gc.ca.
Date & Time: December 10, 2014; 1-4pm
Location: UBC Point Grey campus, exact room TBA
CIHR Operating Grant & Common CV Workshop, presented by Dr. Janice Eng, outgoing Vice President Research & International Health Research Faculty Advisor and CIHR Delegate
Note: If you are unable to attend in-person, the presentation slides and audio files will be available on the Presentation Materials section of the SPARC website (CWL required) the following week. A teleconference option may be available.
Who should attend?
Faculty researchers planning to submit applications to the March 2, 2015 CIHR Transitional Open Operating Grant competition, including:
- New faculty
- New-to-CIHR faculty (e.g., SSHRC researchers considering a migration to CIHR)
- Faculty interested in a CIHR Open Operating Grant refresher
- Grant facilitators, grant writers and other research support staff
Dr. Eng will present strategies to help give your Operating Grant the competitive edge, and she will also highlight any key competition changes.
Phone: 604-827-5615 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Now at http://research.ubc.ca/civicrm/event/register?id=121&reset=1.
Part 1: Date: January 22, 2015
Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, 45 Songhees Rd., Victoria
Part 2: Date: March 24 , 2015
Location: Room TBD, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1952 Bay St., Victoria
Topics include: Routine HIV testing guidelines, role of the family physician, connecting HIV positive patients to care
Accreditation: Up to 4.0 Mainpro-C, MOC Section 1 credits.
Registration Link: http://ubccpd.ca/course/routine-hiv-testing-workshop-victoria
Date: March 6, 2015
Location: Room PCC S150, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1952 Bay St., Victoria
Topics include: Routine HIV testing guidelines, role of the family physician, understanding antiretroviral therapy, HIV-related co-morbidities
Accreditation: Up to 4.25 Mainpro-M1, MOC Section 1 credits.
Registration Link: http://ubccpd.ca/course/hiv-management-victoria
Date & Time: March 28, 2015; 7:30am
Location: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 1133 West Hastings St., Vancouver
11th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology
This 1‐day annual conference hosted by the UBC Division of Cardiology will provide an update on key aspects of management of cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on what’s new in the field relevant to the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. This annual update has had consistent high reviews from attendees for its high quality, unbiased, comprehensive program.
17th Annual Respiratory Medicine Update
Please join us once again for this annual comprehensive update hosted by the UBC Division of Respiratory Medicine featuring world renowned and local speakers.
Note that both conferences will be held concurrently.
Registration: Please register for the conference you intend to primarily attend, even though you can move between sessions:
Cardiology Registration – https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110320
Respiratory Registration – https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110318
Date & Time: See schedule
Location: See schedule
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an event that showcases graduate student thesis research while also assisting graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. Developed in 2008 by the University of Queensland, 3MT is now held at universities around the world.
At UBC, we began hosting 3MT in 2011. Heats for 2015 will begin in mid-February, leading up to semi-final and final events on March 10th and 12th, respectively. Events are open to the broad UBC community and the public. For complete schedule information visit http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/schedule/ .
The winner of 3MT @UBC will go on to present in the Western Canadian Regional Final (winners of which move on to nationals, organized by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies). UBC’s finalist will also participate in the international virtual Universitas 21 competition. Top presenters are also invited to present with SFU at a 3MT showcase event and are invited for a keynote presentation at the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC).
Staff and faculty champions within programs and departments are critical for the success of this program and help immensely by organizing heats and encouraging graduate student participation. If you do not see a heat in your area, the interdisciplinary heat hosted by G+PS is open to any graduate student whose program may not have sufficient interest to host a heat.
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Accredited CME – Available Anytime, Anywhere on any Device
We are pleased to announce the release of three new online modules, available at elearning.ubccpd.ca. The new modules include:
- Can My Patient Safely Drive on Long-term Opioid Medication?
- Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients
- But I Don’t Do Maternity Care! Specialist Physician Management of the Breastfeeding Patient
- Free, interactive learning with polling functions & multiple choice questions
- Accredited for family physicians & specialists
- Like and share with your colleagues via social media
- Q&A with experts and colleagues
- Access to free resources and educational tools, including videos & checklists.
So what are you waiting for? Start now @ http://elearning.ubccpd.ca