Lymphoma Research Foundation: Career Development Award Description: Supports physician-investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who can contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools. Amount: $225,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Sep 6
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: Pilot Grant for Clinical Research Description: Provides seed funding for innovative research projects in the preliminary stages of development that have the potential to address the unmet medical needs of frontotemporal degeneration. Amount: $60,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Sep 8
National Eczema Association: 2017 Research Grant Program Description: Supports eczema research in the areas of quality of life, itch, psychosocial, economic burden, marital status, social life, time, and academic/occupational impacts. Amount: $30,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 15
Call for Nominations
National Foundation for Cancer Research: Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
The annual prize, named in honor of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Laureate and co-founder of NFCR, is awarded to an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and/or treating cancer. Each prize has a value of $25,000. | Nomination Deadline: Sep 30
Gairdner Foundation: Gairdner Awards
The Gairdner Awards include 5 International Awards for biomedical research, 1 Global Health Award for impact on global health issues, and 1 Wightman Award for a Canadian scientist showcasing scientific excellence and leadership. Each laureate receives $100,000 that they can put towards anything they wish. | Nomination Deadline: Oct 1
Event: Centre for Blood Research – Summer Seminar Series Description: What if we never discover another antibiotic?, presented by Hancock lab members: Dr. Robert Hancock, Sarah Mansour, Evan Haney, Beverlie Baquir, and Sam Hinshaw. Time & Date: August 9; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: Centre for Blood Research – CBR Research Day Description: This event will bring an excellent keynote speaker, Dr. Farah Alibay, an Aerospace Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Award competitions will feature over 25+ poster presentations and short talks covering a wide variety of topics highlighting ongoing research within the CBR. Participation is free and can be attended in person or via live web-cast. Time & Date: August 17; 12-7pm Location: West Atrium/LSC 3, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Register: Register for free at the CBR website.
Event: Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC) Fall Symposium Description: The CUAC is the largest industry-funded research partnership between UBC and UW, bringing faculty, students and community stakeholders together to solve problems that are of common interest to the region. The Fall Symposium is intended to help to establish and foster joint research projects that fit the CUAC objectives. Location: UW Seattle campus Date: September 11-12 Register: To be considered for the allocation of travel subsidies, please submit your expression of interest at the UBC VP Research website by August 18.
Event: 2017 Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference (WCUC) Description: Explore opportunities to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health. Includes keynote addresses by Dr. Andrea Lodie, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Polytechnique Montreal, and Dr. JP Casas Romero, Professor, University College London, England. Time & Date: September 28-29 Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta Register: Register for free here.