20111028 FoM Weekly Announcements

In this week’s issue:

Funding Opportunities:

· Canadian Bureau for International Education – Awards Available to Canadians

· UBC Faculty of Medicine – 2012 Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes (Reminder)

· Lymphatic Research Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

· Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Canadian Bureau for International Education – Awards Available to Canadians

Deadlines: Various – see below

Foreign Government Awards – Mexico

The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers awards for study or research at the Master’s, PhD, or Postdoctoral level.

Deadline: November 7, 2011

For more information visit: Foreign Government Awards Program – Mexico

Commonwealth Scholarship Plan – United Kingdom

Two types of doctoral award are offered for applicants in any discipline:

· 12-36 months support toward a full-time doctoral program at an eligible UK university; this is known as a doctoral award.

· 12 months support for research in the UK toward completion of a doctoral program at a Canadian university; this is known as a split-site doctoral award.

Deadline: November 12, 2011
For more information visit: Commonwealth Scholarship Plan – United Kingdom

Foreign Government Awards – Switzerland

Awards are available for studies at the Master’s/PhD level or for research at the Post-doctoral level in Switzerland. Priority will be given to PhD and Post-doctoral level applicants.
Deadline
: November 12, 2011

For more information, visit: Foreign Government Awards Program – Switzerland

Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program (CCSEP)

Awards are offered to Canadian citizens pursuing studies/research at the Master’s or PhD level in subject areas related to China.

· Awards available are for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies or for language studies only.

· Awards are also available to Canadian faculty members pursuing research in subject areas related to China.

Deadline: November 12, 2011

For more information, visit: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program


UBC Faculty of Medicine – 2012 Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes

Deadline: November 15, 2011, Midnight, PST

The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes were created by an estate gift made to the University of British Columbia by Leonard Hubert Margolese.

Two prizes of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually, one in each of the two categories. The value of the Prizes will be reevaluated every third year. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for a Prize, candidates must be Canadian citizens holding an academic appointment in good standing and be active and productive in their career. They must be nominated by an expert in their field. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart or brain disorders. The Advisory Selection Committee reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees. A Prize will be awarded to a person employed by the University of British Columbia (UBC) once within a six year period. In 2011, a UBC employee was awarded the Brain Disorders Prize; therefore UBC employees cannot receive this Prize until 2017. The Heart Disorders Prize is still available to UBC employees.

Please visit the website for more information on how to submit a nomination.


Lymphatic Research Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 10, 2012

The LRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral scientists in academic, medical or research institutions throughout the world. The awards will support investigators who have recently received their doctorates, a critical point in career development when young scientists choose their lifelong research focus. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to expand and strengthen the pool of outstanding junior investigators in the field of lymphatic research.

LRF is committed to promoting and supporting basic, translational and clinical research, and to fostering an interdisciplinary field of research that will result in improved understanding and/or advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lymphatic diseases, lymphedema, and related disorders. Example of funding areas include but are not limited to basic, translational or clinical investigations into normal and aberrant lymphatic endothelial biology; mechanisms of normal and pathological lymphangiogenesis; imaging lymphatic function and structure; animal models of lymphatic system disorders; and the cross-talk between the lymphatic and the immune systems. Projects in lymphocyte biology, leukemia, lymphoma and conditions secondary to lymphedema such as cutaneous infections are outside the scope of this program.


Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio – Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders

Deadline: February 13, 2012

Early Entry Prize: Entries received by December 12, 2011, 5 p.m. EST will be eligible to win US $500 and one of two private consulting sessions with industry experts.

Despite their differences, countries throughout the world face a surprisingly similar set of health care challenges, such as fragmented health care ecosystems, high costs, inconsistent quality of care, inefficient systems, barriers to access and capacity needs.

The Pioneer Portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is partnering with Ashoka Changemakers to launch Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders, a competition to find cutting-edge health care solutions from anywhere in the world that have the potential to be applied in other countries and include, but are not limited to those that:

· Deploy the full spectrum of health care workers and providers to improve the capacity, reach, and quality of health care services;

· Use simple, low-cost interventions to improve medical, preventive, and dental care;

· Help people find and access the health information, services, and providers they need through new tools and processes;

· Provide high-quality and personalized care in non-traditional settings; and

· Find new ways to engage patients in their care, particularly for those with chronic illnesses.

The competition will award prizes of $10,000 for three solutions that effectively drive improvements in health and health care and have demonstrated impact.