20110930 Faculty Research Award deadlines

Major Awards, Liu Institute, Peter Wall Institute, Vice Presidents Research – Hospital Affiliates, Award & Grant Facilitators website

Reminder:
There are a number of Faculty Research Award deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Also, the Martha Piper Research Fund deadline is one week away. Application guidelines and forms can be downloaded at the following links. Reminder: If an award deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

Deadline: Award/Fund:

October 1 Killam Faculty Research Prize

October 1 Martha Piper Research Fund

October 15 Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize

October 15 Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research

October 15 Sam Black Award for Visual and Performing Arts

MAJOR EXTERNAL RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITIES:

I encourage you to take a moment and review the major external recognition opportunities listed below. Note: This office is also seeking strong applications for the 2012 Trudeau Fellowships. Please review the internal requirements within this note.

DEADLINE

AWARD

RESEARCH AREA(S)

October 1, 2011

Canada Gairdner Awards

Health & Life Sciences

October 14, 2011

(UBC Internal selection process)

Trudeau Fellowships

Humanities, Social Sciences

November 1, 2011

Harvey Prize

Science & Technology

November 30, 2011

Dan David Prize

Multiple

December 1, 2011

Kavli Prize

Health & Life Sciences (neuroscience)

Physical & Engineering Sciences (astrophysics, nanoscience)

December 1, 2011

Manning Innovation Awards

Multiple

December 1, 2011

Molson Prize

Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities

December 1, 2011

(Internal requirement)

Royal Society of Canada Fellowships

Multiple

December 1, 2011

Royal Society of Canada Awards/Medals

Multiple

December 1, 2011

Volvo Environmental Prize

Environmental Sciences

OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS:

DEADLINE

AWARD

WEBSITE:

October 31, 2011

Fyssen Foundation International Prize

http://www.fondation-fyssen.org/prixUS.html

November 15, 2011

Canada -U.S. Fulbright Program

http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars.html

November 15, 2011

The Bank of Canada –Fellowship & Governor Awards

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/publications-research/research/fellowship-program/

November 30, 2011

Okinawa Peace Prize

http://www3.pref.okinawa.jp/site/view/contview.jsp?cateid=11&id=12977&page=1

December 15, 2011

Max Planck Research Award

http://www.mpg.de/english/portal/index.html

December 31, 2011

Bressler Prize in Vision Science

http://www.jgb.org/bressler.asp

SUMMARIES – MAJOR RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITIES:

CANADA GAIRDNER AWARDS

Internal tracking: Please inform Brenda Carrier if you are planning to nominate a candidate or submit an application.

Deadline: October 1, 2011

Website: http://www.gairdner.org/tonominate

THE CANADA GAIRDNER GLOBAL HEALTH AWARD. The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award is directed at health issues pertaining to developing countries. It recognizes those who have made major scientific advances in any one of four areas; namely basic science, clinical science or population or environmental health. These advances must have, or have potential to make a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. Nominations for leadership and administration however outstanding, do not fall within the parameters of this award. CAD $100,000.

CANADA GAIRDNER INTERNATIONAL AWARD. The Foundation’s aim is to honour and reward outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the ultimate goal of contributing through research to the conquest of disease and relief of human suffering. The Foundation invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from every branch of biomedicine. CAD $100,000.

CANADA GAIRDNER WIGHTMAN AWARD. A special annual award will be given to a Canadian who, in the opinion of the Foundation, has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science consistent with the purpose of the Foundation. CAD $100,000.

Research Area(s): Health & Life Sciences



TRUDEAU FELLOWSHIPS

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

Research Area(s): Arts & Humanities

UBC Internal Deadline for Potential Candidates: October 14, 2011

Website: http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/program/fellowships

Description: Every year the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation selects up-to five Fellows who have set themselves apart through their research achievements, creativity and social commitment. The Foundation does not accept direct applications for these prizes. The Office of the V.P. Research & International will have an opportunity to forward candidates on UBC’s behalf. The Trudeau Fellowships are of a total value of $225,000 and Fellows are appointed for a mandate of three years.

UBC Internal Selection Process:

Documents required by October 14:

  • Two page summary of candidates strengths based on the Trudeau Fellowship criteria: leadership,
  • productivity, reputation, communication and involvement.
  • An updated CV

If a candidate is approved by Dr. John Hepburn, Vice President Research & International, and by President Toope, we will then ask you to submit a full Trudeau Fellowship nomination package to us by: November 2, 2011. All potential candidate information should be submitted directly to brenda.carrier@ubc.ca



THE HARVEY PRIZE

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Internal tracking: Please inform Brenda Carrier if you are planning to nominate a candidate or submit an application.

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Website: http://www.admin.technion.ac.il/harvey/

Description: The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health. The prize has also been awarded for Contribution to Peace in the Middle East. The 2011 award cycle will offer two prizes in Science and Technology. Harvey Prize winners are selected by a council of world-renowned scientists and experts in each field through a rigorous selection process. The award is sponsored by Technion’s Institute of Technology, Israel’s premier technological university for both teaching and research.

Research Area(s) Science & Technology

USD$75,000



DAN DAVID PRIZE

Dan David Foundation (Tel Aviv University)

Internal tracking: Please inform Brenda Carrier if you are planning to nominate a candidate or submit an application.

Deadline: November 30, 2011
Website:
http://www.dandavidprize.org/

Description: Three prizes of one million US dollars each are granted annually in the fields chosen for the three time dimensions, Past, Present , and Future. The prizes are granted to individuals or institutions with proven, exceptional, distinct excellence in the sciences, arts, and humanities that have made an outstanding contribution to humanity. This year the time dimensions are: Past – History/Biography, Present – “Plastic Arts” and Future – “Genome Research.”

Research Area(s): Multiple

US$ 1 million



KAVLI PRIZE

The Kavli Foundation

Internal tracking: Please inform Brenda Carrier if you are planning to nominate a candidate or submit an application.

Deadline: December 1, 2011

Website: http://www.kavliprize.no/artikkel/vis.html?tid=27134

Description: The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Prizes are awarded in each of these scientific fields. The prize was established to recognize outstanding scientific research and to honour highly creative scientists. The aim of the award is to promote public understanding of scientists and their work and foster international cooperation among scientists.

Research Area(s)

USD$1,000,000



MANNING INNOVATION AWARDS

Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards Foundation

Internal tracking: Please inform Brenda Carrier if you are planning to nominate a candidate or submit an application.

Deadline: December 1, 2011
Website: http://www.manningawards.ca/index.shtml
Description: By means of a nomination, Canadian resident citizens, who have demonstrated recent innovative talent in developing and successfully marketing a new concept, process or procedure, may be eligible for one of these awards: Principal Award ($100,000), Award of Distinction ($25,000), Innovation Awards (2 at $10,000). The last award is available to citizens without the benefit of research facilities or advanced education.

Research Area(s): Multiple

Award: CDN $25,000 – $100,000



MOLSON PRIZE

Canada Council for the Arts (& SSHRC)

Internal tracking: Please inform Brenda Carrier if you are planning to nominate a candidate or submit an application.

Deadline: December 1, 2011
Website: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/molson/sg127237757005156250.htm

Description: Two prizes are awarded annually to distinguished individuals. One prize is awarded in the arts, one in the social sciences and humanities. The prizes are $50,000 each, and intended to encourage continuing contribution to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada.
Research Area(s): Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities

CDN $50,000



RSC FELLOWSHIPS

The Royal Society of Canada

Internal Requirement: Please contact the Faculty Awards Coordinator brenda.carrier@ubc.ca to discuss potential candidates for nomination. Brenda will also provide support for the submission of your application. Note: RSC is implementing changes to the Fellowship application process. Details will be finalized.

Deadline: December 1, 2011
Website: http://www.rsc.ca/nominations_fellows.php
Description: “Fellows shall be persons whose intellectual achievements have been exceptional through a body of publications, intellectual endeavors or creative activities exhibiting original contributions in the arts, humanities or sciences, as well as in public life. At the time of their election they shall be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years. Election to the Society is the highest honour that can be attained by scholars, artists and scientists in Canada”.
Research Area(s): Multiple



RSC AWARDS & MEDALS

The Royal Society of Canada

Internal tracking: Please inform Brenda Carrier if you are planning to nominate a candidate or submit an application.

Deadline: December 1, 2011
Website: http://www.rsc.ca/awards_rscawards.php

Description: To attain its objectives, RSC recognizes excellence as well as outstanding achievements and contributions to knowledge, research and innovation in Canada by awarding medals and prizes. RSC has traditionally administered endowed and sponsored awards, generally named to honour past Fellows. These awards are not limited to Fellows and are open to any candidate for achievements in either or both official languages in a wide spectrum of disciplines: in Science and Technology, in the Social Sciences, and in the Humanities. Twenty-one Society awards are offered on an annual or biennial basis and consist of either medals or scrolls, some of them with cash prizes.

Research Area(s): Multiple



VOLVO ENVIRONMENT PRIZE

Volvo Environment Prize Foundation

Internal tracking: Please inform Brenda Carrier if you are planning to nominate a candidate or submit an application.

Deadline: December 1, 2011
Website: http://www.environment-prize.com/content/view/47/55/

Description: The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded for “Outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries which in broad terms fall within the environmental field”.
Research Area(s): Environmental Sciences

USD $190,000

Regards,

Brenda
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Brenda Carrier
Faculty Awards Coordinator
Office of the Vice President Research & International
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver
Phone 604 822 6010 | Fax 604 822 6295
http://research.ubc.ca