20110930 Funding Opportunities

Faculty of Medicine – Funding Opportunities September 26 – 30

Announcements: Please see the attached email from The Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding award opportunities.

Funding Opportunities:

· Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada – Post Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) 2012-2013

· Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Collaborative Research Travel Grants

· Melanoma Research Alliance – 2011-2012 Request for Proposals

· Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer – Innovation Award

· Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer – Young Investigator Award

· Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – Repositioning Drugs for Parkinson’s Disease 2012

· The Sue Harris Family Practice (SHFP) Research Grant – 2012 Call for Applications

Events:

· Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student and Post-doc Career Day 2011

· CREST.BD and partners present: “That’s Just Crazy Talk.”

· Centre for Blood Research – 5th Annual Earl Davie Symposium

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada – Post Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) 2012-2013

Deadline: November 12, 2011

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of the Post Doctoral Research Fellowships, tenable in the 2012-2013 academic year. The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) and the Canada-Mexico Awards, the Government of Canada offer one-year post-doctoral research fellowships. Fellowships have a value of $36,500 CDN (taxable). These fellowships will provide research opportunities to promising recent doctoral graduates in the natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities. Canada will award approximately 40 to 50 fellowships to selected candidates from 12 countries.

Government of Canada Awards – Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Applicants must be citizens of one of the following countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russia or Switzerland.
For more information, visit: Government of Canada Awards – Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF).
Application deadline: November 12, 2011.

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships Program – Post Doctoral Research Fellowships

Applicants must be citizens of one of the following countries: New Zealand or United Kingdom.
For more information, visit: Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships Program – Post Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF).
Application deadline: November 12, 2011.

Canada-Mexico Awards – Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Applicants must be citizens of Mexico.
For more information, visit: Canada-Mexico Awards – Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF).
Application deadline: November 12, 2011.

Administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca


Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Collaborative Research Travel Grants

Deadline: December 1, 2011

This award supports Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers traveling to laboratories domestically or internationally to acquire new research techniques, facilitate or begin collaborations, or attend courses. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or are studying for a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering and are interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. The award provides up to $15,000 in travel costs.



Melanoma Research Alliance – 2011-2012 Request for Proposals

Deadline: December 1, 2011 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The MRA is soliciting proposals that address the gap in translational science, i.e., turning scientific discoveries into tools and/or treatments for high risk individuals or melanoma patients. Successful proposals will offer the potential for translational development that could lead to high impact near-term clinical application in areas of melanoma prevention, diagnosis, staging, and treatment. Development and/or use of novel technologies that have the potential to further such advances in areas of emphasis described below will be considered.

Proposals will be accepted for the following award types:

Young Investigator Award: Investigators within four years of their first academic faculty appointment will be provided $75,000 per year for two to three years to accomplish innovative, early concept scientific projects.

Established Investigator Award: Investigators with an established record of scientific productivity will receive up to $125,000 per year for two to three years to conduct projects supported by preliminary data.

Pilot Award: Potentially transformative pilot studies from investigators who are past the initial four years of their first academic faculty appointment will be considered for an award of $50,000 per year for two years. Pilot proposals are not required to contain extensive preliminary data, but must articulate a clear hypothesis and translational goals.

Established Investigator Partnership Awards:

  • Academic-Industry Partnerships: These awards are designed to facilitate interactions between the academic and industrial research sectors, and will be co-funded by MRA and an industrial collaborator whose involvement is essential to the project.
  • Academic-Nonprofit Partnerships: MRA will consider partnership proposals from established academic investigators who secure co-funding from other nonprofit entities, such as nonprofit foundations, societies, or philanthropists.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer – Innovation Award

LOI Deadline: December 1, 2011 by 11:59 PM ET

This award of up to $100,000 per year for two years is intended as seed funding for mid-career researchers with a novel approach to pediatric cancer scientific investigation. The LOI must demonstrate innovation with the potential for major scientific impact. Upon invitation, full proposals are due March 1, 2012.



Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer – Young Investigator Award

Deadline December 15, 2011 by 11:59 PM ET

This award of up to $50,000 per year for 2 years is designed for new scientists at the end of their fellowship training or early in their research career who demonstrate a commitment to a career in pediatric cancer investigation as well as outstanding mentorship.



Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – Repositioning Drugs for Parkinson’s Disease 2012
Pre-Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2011 6:00 pm US ET


The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease (MJFF) has announced the launch of the Repositioning Drugs for PD 2012 program to support the repositioning of clinically safe compounds from other indications to PD research. Projects appropriate for this program will test drugs that have already been proven safe in a clinical trial for an unrelated indication or FDA-approved drugs, to determine whether the therapeutics are efficacious in treating PD. Studies can be preclinical or clinical in nature and should be designed to strengthen the rationale for testing the compounds in people with Parkinson’s disease. MJFF is particularly eager to reposition compounds that could show benefit for both motor and non-motor symptoms of PD.



The Sue Harris Family Practice (SHFP) Research Grant – 2012 Call for Applications

LOI Deadline: January 27th, 2012

Full Application Deadline: April 27th, 2012

The Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant supports research that contributes to women’s health within the discipline of family practice. The funding is intended to support new researchers (family practice residents and/or practitioners) to develop and carry out a pilot research project.

The value of each Sue Harris Family Practice Research grant will be up to $2,500 for a resident project, and up to $5,000 for a family practitioner project. The number and value of awards granted each year will be determined by the funds available.

Please see attachment for more information.


EVENTS:

Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student and Post-doc Career Day 2011

Date: October 19th, 2011 8:30am – 3:00pm

Location: New Lecture Theatre, Providence Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital Conference Centre

This event is free to all UBC trainees and residents, and is sponsored by Child & Family Research Institute, James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre, Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and the Faculty of Medicine, UBC.

For more information on the event and for details on how to register, please see the attached poster.


CREST.BD and partners present: “That’s Just Crazy Talk.”

Date: October 25, 2011 6:00pm

Location: Performance Works Theatre, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island

The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) and its partners, are embarking on a new study to explore the impacts of a theatrical performance on mental health issues. The research has been designed to focus on Victoria Maxwell’s anticipated new stage play, which is based on her lived experiences with bipolar disorder.

“That’s Just Crazy Talk” is both written and performed by Victoria, who is an acclaimed actress and mental health educator. People living with bipolar disorder and healthcare providers are invited to partake in the study, which is currently recruiting. Participation involves watching the play and completing pre- and post-performance surveys. A question and answer period with the actress and select team members will follow.

This research is part of a two-year, knowledge exchange grant awarded from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research in 2009 to CREST.BD and partners, The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT), University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry and the University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry. CREST.BD would like to acknowledge CIHR for their continuing support of their community based research activities.

Please complete and return the pre-registration form to CREST.BD Research Coordinator, Sharon Hou via email: sharon.hou@ubc.ca or call her at 604-822-7247. Participants will be contacted with further details following pre-registration.

Please see attached form and poster.


Centre for Blood Research – 5th Annual Earl Davie Symposium

Date: November 3, 2011 9am – 5pm

Location: Vancity Theatre

The Centre for Blood Research would like to extend an invitation to you and your colleagues, trainees, technicians and staff to attend the 5th annual Earl Davie Symposium.

This 1-day symposium is held each year in honour of Dr. Earl W. Davie who is a leader in the field of hemostasis-thrombosis, having been the first in the 1960s to describe the blood clotting coagulation cascade. Earl is now over the age of 80 and still an active and prolific scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle. Indeed, he will make the first presentation at the symposium, describing the structural and functional properties of coagulation factor IX, the Royal Disease of Hemophilia involving Queen Victoria. Also featured will be presentations by local experts in vascular biology, hemostasis-thrombosis, and infectious and inflammatory diseases, as well as invited keynote addresses by renowned scientists from Israel and the US.

This event includes lunch, as well as wine and cheese at the end of the day.

The program is attached for your interest and distribution.

If you are able to attend part or all of the program, please do RSVP to Brandy Jones (brandyjones@exchange.ubc.ca) so we are sure to have enough food.

Kind regards,

Adrienne Hammond
Research Secretary
Faculty of Medicine, Dean’s Office
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver
British Columbia V6T 1Z3
Tel. (604) 822-8633
Fax. (604) 822-6061
Email. adrienne.hammond@ubc.ca