FoM Weekly Announcments and Funding Opportunities

In this week’s issue:

Funding Opportunities:

· Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges in Global Health: Biomarkers of Gastrointestinal (Gut) Function and Health (Reminder)

· CIHR Travel awards to attend the YI Forum

· LifeSciences British Columbia – Call for Nominations

· Prostate Cancer Canada – 2012 Request for Applications: Clinician-Scientist Program

· Prostate Cancer Canada – 2012 Request for applications: Pilot Grant Program

· The Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges in Global Health: Biomarkers of Gastrointestinal (Gut) Function and Health

LOI Deadline: January 11, 2012

The Biomarkers of Gastrointestinal (Gut) Function and Health program aims to identify and validate biomarkers of gut function to improve the health and development of children in the developing world. This funding initiative is intended to identify a promising biomarker or a biomarker signature that accurately reflects physical and physiological properties of the structural and/or functional integrity of the gut—especially the ileum or small bowel.

Proposals are eligible for up to $1.5M total cost per project for a time frame that is not to exceed 24 months.


CIHR Travel Awards to attend the YI Forum

Deadline: January 30th, 2012

CIHR Travel awards to attend the YI Forum are now available.

The YI Forum is a reflection of CIHR’s commitment to learning and capacity building, as it functions to assist new investigators entering research careers by facilitating career track development.

To learn more about the YI Forum, how to apply for travel awards and submit abstracts, please visit the title link above.


LifeSciences British Columbia – Call for Nominations

Deadline: February 3, 2012

LifeSciences British Columbia is once again looking forward to celebrating the province’s top life sciences researchers and business leaders at the 2012 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards on April 19, 2012.

The theme of this year’s event, Create. Connect. Converge., will exemplify how today’s researchers and business leaders are creating and connecting locally as well as globally. Science and technology are converging and BC’s life sciences leaders are leading the way.

If you know of a life sciences leader who should be recognized this year, make sure to nominate them.

For nomination guidelines, online submission form, and a list of previous winners, please click on the link above.


Prostate Cancer Canada – 2012 Request for Applications: Clinician-Scientist Program

Deadline: March 15, 2012 5pm EST

This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to support research for Clinician-Scientists initiating a career as an investigator/junior faculty in prostate cancer research.

The Clinician-Scientist Award has a length of 2 years and a value of $150,000/year

In order to apply for this award, applicants must:

  • have five years or less of service as an independent investigator within the area of prostate cancer research
  • possess an M.D. degree or equivalent
  • be licensed to practice medicine in Canada
  • be nominated by a hospital-affiliated research institution
  • candidates who are currently in training must start as faculty in July 2012 in order to be eligible to apply

To apply, applicants must fill out an online application form which will be found on the Prostate Cancer Canada website, www.prostatecancer.ca on January 3, 2012.

For more information, please click on the title link above.


Prostate Cancer Canada – 2012 Request for applications: Pilot Grant Program

Deadline: March 30, 2012 5pm EST

This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to support biological and clinical research projects that are Prostate Cancer specific/exclusive in nature.

NEW: This year the value of the Pilot Grant has been increased to a maximum value of $150,000 over 2.5 years

To apply, applicants must fill out an online application form which will be found on the Prostate Cancer Canada website, www.prostatecancer.ca on January 3, 2012.

For more information, please click on the title link above.


The Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease

Deadline: March 30, 2012

An annual award of $15,000 will be presented to one to three investigators for outstanding and exemplary original scientific investigations that relate tobacco consumption with disease.

Please see the attached document for further details.