In this week’s issue:
- Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute – 2013 Taubman Prize (deadline extended)
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Collaborative Research Travel Grants
- CME/CPD UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards
- Kenneth Rainin Foundation – 2013 Innovator Awards Program for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- 2013 Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program (SSRP)
- Leaders in Medical Discovery Seminar Series (revised)(1 attachment)
- NSERC Strategic Project Grants (SPGs) Information Session
Deadline: January 31, 2013 (extended)
At the request of potential nominees, we have decided to extend the deadline for entries to the 2013 Taubman Prize until January 31.
In October, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan awarded the first annual $100,000 Taubman Prize for Translational Medical Science to Dr. Harry (Hal) Dietz, a geneticist and cardiologist at Johns Hopkins University, for his transformative work in the study and treatment of Marfan syndrome and related disorders.
The prize was established last year to recognize the clinician-scientist who is making the most significant contribution to translating basic research findings into medical practice. The 2013 winner will receive the prize and serve as the keynote speaker at the Taubman Institute’s annual symposium, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, in Ann Arbor, MI.
We would be grateful if you would inform your faculty members of the opportunity offered by the Taubman Prize to reward great work in translational research. All clinician-scientists, regardless of country, are eligible, excluding U-M researchers.
A panel of prominent clinician-scientists will judge nominees based on their contribution to translating basic research findings into clinical applications and by the manner in which their clinical practice connects to their research.
Contest rules and nomination forms can be found at the link above.
Deadline: February 1, 2013
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund‘s Collaborative Research Travel Grants program provides grants to academic scientists and trainees that can be used for both international and domestic travel to acquire new research techniques and promote collaborations. The program is designed to provide a stimulus for those working (or contemplating working) at the interface of science.
Eligible applicants are postdoctoral fellows and faculty at degree-granting institutes in the United States or Canada. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering and be interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada. The program accepts proposals in the biomedical sciences only.
Grants provide up to $15,000. Funds may be used for food, lodging, airfare, and ground transportation, as well as supplies and materials related to the collaboration between the award recipient and host. All travel must be scheduled between May 24, 2013, and December 31, 2014.
Deadline: February 4, 2013
The UBC Faculty of Medicine CPD Awards Adjudication Committee is now accepting nominations for:
1. Innovation in CME/CPD Award
2. Distinguished Service to CME/CPD Award
Please follow the link for more information.
LOI Deadline: February 15, 2013
The program supports innovative “out-of-the-box” research projects that are potentially transformative to the foundation’s efforts to diagnose, treat, and/or cure IBD. The program’s key criteria for funding consideration include innovation, strong collaboration, scientific merit, and a high potential for success, as well as projects that, due to their innovative nature, may not be eligible for funding from the National Institutes of Health or other more traditional sources.
The program is open to tenure-track professors (or the equivalent) at all levels from any scientific discipline and from any nonprofit research institution worldwide. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged.
The Innovator Awards provide $100,000 for one year for proof of principle research. Innovator Award recipients who have demonstrated significant research progress are eligible for longer-term support through the KRF Breakthrough Awards Program. Innovator Awardees are evaluated for potential Breakthrough Awards at the end of their initial year of funding.
Deadline: February 15, 2013; 4:00 pm
The Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) is a competition open to undergraduate science students and first and second year MD students registered at UBC. It provides funding for a summer research project supervised by a member of the Faculty of Medicine (FoM). Funding of up to $3200 is provided in the form of a student stipend; supervisors are responsible for all other expenses. Applications are submitted by student-supervisor teams.
To be eligible, supervisors must have a current faculty appointment (assistant professor or higher, including clinical) in the FoM at UBC. This includes affiliate appointments. For contact information and program procedures, including information on posting your project on the SSRP website (to help you connect with a student partner), please see the program website.
Please note that there have been a few changes from previous years so potential applicants are encouraged to read over the website and application form carefully. Our Factsheet for Supervisors gives a brief overview of the program from a PI’s perspective while more detailed information can be found on the website, application form and in our FAQs.
Leaders in Medical Discovery Seminar Series
Date: January 16th, 2013 9:30-10:30am
Location: Child & Family Research Institute – Chieng Family Atrium & Chan Centre for Family Health Education Entrance #18 – 950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver
At this event the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Awards will be presented with their awards and will each give a seminar.
Dr. Jan Friedman Senior Clinician Scientist, CFRI Professor, Medical Genetics, UBC
Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer for Clinical Sciences: “Searching for Genetic Forms of Intellectual Disability”
Dr. David Speert Senior Clinician Scientist, CFRI Sauder Family Professor, Pediatrics, UBC Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer for Basic Sciences: “Children as Our Teachers: Lessons Learned From ‘Experiments of Nature’” Due to unforeseen circumstances Dr. Speert will not be able to present his lecture at this time.
Light refreshments following the presentations will be served in the Chieng Family Atrium at 10:30.
Please see the attached Poster
Date: January 21, 2013; 12:00 – 2:00pm
The SPARC Office is pleased to announce that it is organizing a NSERC Strategic Project Grants (SPGs) Information Session for UBC researchers who are planning to apply for the next round of competition, which has a deadline of April 1st, 2013.
Monika Michalska, Manager, Research Partnership Programs, from the NSERC-Ottawa office will be coming to UBC on Monday, Jan. 21st to meet with researchers, give a presentation and answer any questions regarding the NSERC SPG program. This information session is scheduled for 12:00 noon – 2:00pm on Jan. 21st and additional information is available on the event announcement webpage.
NOTE: Due to anticipated large demand, registration for this Information Session is REQUIRED.
Please forward this email to any researchers in your departments/faculties that may be interested in applying for a NSERC Strategic Project Grant.
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