FoM Weekly Announcements and Funding Opportunties

In this week’s issue:Announcements:

Please see the attached email regarding:

NIH ESTABLISHES NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCING TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES – New center to speed movement of discoveries from lab to patients.

Funding Opportunities:

· Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer (CCPC 2012) – Young Investigator Award for Prostate Cancer Research

· Canadian Bureau for International Education – Foreign Government Awards: France

· 2012 Taubman Prize For Excellence in Translational Medical Science

Events:

· Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Competition Information Session


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Vanderbilt University Medical Centre – 2012 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Deadline: January 31, 2012

The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science honors and recognizes a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of other women in science. In addition to a $25,000 cash award for the recipient, the Vanderbilt Prize nurtures the career, research, and studies of a promising woman beginning her PhD studies at Vanderbilt. The winner will be expected to give a lecture at Vanderbilt, serve as a mentor to a female PhD student, and sit on the Vanderbilt Prize review committee for the following year. Please see the attachment or follow the link for more information.

Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer (CCPC 2012) – Young Investigator Award for Prostate Cancer Research

Deadline: February 27, 2012

The CCPC will fund four (4) Young Investigators in Canada in 2012. The awards will be three (3) years in duration and will provide $75,000 per year.

Highly innovative basic science programs will be carefully considered, but priority will be given to “bench to bedside” translational research proposals with the potential to deliver near-term benefit to patients.

Research proposals submitted in consideration for this award should provide high impact to the field. “Small-step” or incremental proposals are usually non-competitive. Applications are encouraged from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, public health experts, bioinformatics experts or professionals from other medical research disciplines.


Canadian Bureau for International EducationForeign Government Awards: France

Deadline: March 15, 2012

The Government of France, through the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Canada offers scholarships to increase the mobility of Canadian students and post-doctoral researchers to France. These scholarships are based on reciprocal agreements between the governments of France and Canada.


2012 Taubman Prize For Excellence in Translational Medical Science

Deadline: April 1, 2012

This award is presented annually by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. It is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease.

Prize: $100,000

Eligibility:

  • International scientists are eligible.
  • U-M scientists are excluded.
  • Self-nomination is permitted.


EVENTS:

Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Competition Information Session

Date: January 20, 2012 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Lillooet Room, Chapman Learning Commons Irving K. Barber, Point Grey Campus, UBC

For further information on this information session please follow the link.