1. MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Canada Research Chairs Internal Faculty of Medicine Competition
A Canada Research Chairs Internal Faculty of Medicine Competition with full details will be launched next Friday, Jan. 25th, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
2. Please see the Attached news release requesting feedback regarding clinical trials from The British Columbia Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (BCCRIN).
- Society for Women’s Health Research – Medtronic Prize for Scientific Contributions to Women’s Health
- Prostate Cancer Canada – 2012 Movember Discovery Grants
- JDRF CCTN and the WB Family Foundation – Translational Program To A Cure Awards: Request for Applications (1 attachment)
- Robarts Research Institute – 29th Annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine – Topic: Cardiovascular Research
- 2014 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery & Immunology
- Technology Academy Finland – Millennium Technology Prize
- NSERC – Create competition Information Sessions
- CIHR Open Forum with Dr. Alain Beaudet
Deadline: January 28, 2013
The Society for Women’s Health Research and the Medtronic Foundation have established an annual prize of $75,000 to recognize a woman scientist or engineer for her contributions to women’s health.
The prize encourages women scientists and engineers to work on issues uniquely related to women’s health and rewards women who have devoted a significant part of their careers to this area. The prize honors commitment to the area of sex differences and work to pass this commitment to collaborators and students as both a role model and mentor. The prize is given to an outstanding scientist or engineer in mid-career whose work has led or will lead directly to the improvement of women’s health.
Please visit the website above for more information.
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2013
Application Deadline: April 2, 2103
Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is offering a limited number of Discovery Grants. The goal is to support researchers to generate preliminary data in prostate cancer research that would provide the basis for a more substantial research grant from another agency. The Discovery Grant program will:
- be a valuable mechanism to facilitate project support for junior investigators
- allow more established investigators to pursue new important directions
- allow applications from all areas of prostate cancer research
- provide an increased budget of up to $200,000 per project that can be spent in up to two years of funding, thereby allowing some flexibility
- not support renewal application nor be renewable
- fund applications that will have been evaluated by a rigorous peer-review process that will assess: track record of investigator team, feasibility of the proposed work, innovation, potential impact on prostate cancer
These awards are open to New Investigators and Established Investigators; these groups will be reviewed separately. The proposed research project must be in the area of prostate cancer and may address any of the broad areas of prostate cancer research, including but not limited to: biomedical, clinical, population health, health services/economics.
Currently the total amount budgeted for this funding opportunity is $4.8M, enough to fund approximately twenty-four Discovery Grants. The amount available for this program is subject to funds raised. The number of awards is contingent upon availability of funds and the submission of scientifically meritorious applications. The maximum amount per grant is $200,000 over two years.
You can access the online application at: https://pcc-discoverygrants.myreviewroom.com. You will have to register and set up your account – one registration per e-mail address; and you can add additional members to assist with the application preparation.
Additional information and support documents are available on our website<http://www.prostatecancer.ca/Research/Information-for-Scientists/2013-Movember-Discovery-Grants> and within the online application system My Review Room.
LOI Deadline: February 15, 2013
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network is a platform that has been established for clinical research in Southern Ontario to test new treatments and technologies for type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF CCTN is pleased to announce a gift of $3 million from the WB Family Foundation (WBFF) that is intended to support additional research opportunities in Canada (without restriction to Southern Ontario) to focus efforts aimed at curing T1D.
JDRF CCTN/WBFF Translational Program To A Cure Awards will be supported for a maximum of $1.5 million total costs over 3 years. Emphasis will be placed on clinical translation efforts that pursue a cure for T1D. Applications may include more than one project, and may include pre-clinical research with the direct potential to lead to clinical trials. Collaborations among institutions, investigators, individuals and industry, especially those intended to take advantage of and build upon JDRF CCTN infrastructure, are encouraged. Programs that build upon ongoing JDRF CCTN activities are welcome.
Please see the JDRF CCTN and the WB Family Foundation RFA_FINAL RFA for more information.
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Since 1985, Robarts Research Institute has awarded the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to some of the world’s leading researchers across a range of scientific disciplines in biology, medicine and imaging.
Robarts Research Institute awards the annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to a field of basic or clinical research in one of the Institutes principal areas of research. Each year a topic is selected and the scientific community is invited to nominate individual scientists or groups of scientists whose initiatives fall within that particular field of research. A peer jury then deliberates and the prize winner or winners are identified.
The J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine consists of a cash reward of $2500, an engraved medal bearing the likeness of J. Allyn Taylor and a framed certificate. Supported by the C. H. Stiller Foundation, the award is presented annually at the conclusion of a symposium, sponsored by the Institute, in the successful nominee’s field of scientific research.
Nominations should be sent directly to the contact below, in both electronic and hard copy formats, with a short summary of the nominee’s contributions along with a current CV.
Dr. Arthur Brown
Chair, Taylor Prize Selection Committee
The J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine
Robarts Research Institute
100 Perth Drive
Canada N6A 5K8
Deadline: May 1, 2013
The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is accepting nominations for the 2014 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, awarded annually to a national or international leader in the field of organ transplantation.
The prize consists of a crystal award, an honorarium of $15,000, and travel expenses to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the spring of 2014 to formally receive the award and to present the Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology lecture.
Please visit the website for more information.
Deadline: July 31, 2013
Technology Academy Finland has today called on universities, research institutes and industrial organisations from around the world to nominate candidates for the sixth Millennium Technology Prize – one of the World’s leading science and technology awards. The nomination period for the prize begins on January 14, 2013 and will remain open until July 31, 2013. The Grand Prize Winner(s) will be announced at a ceremony in Helsinki in June 2014.
With a prize pot of at least one million euros, the award is given every two years by Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation established by Finnish industry in partnership with government and academic institutions.
The winner(s) of the prize is responsible for an innovation that has changed or has a potential to change people’s lives for the better. The innovations must have been applied in practice and are proven to deliver extensive change now and in the future, stimulating further cutting edge research and development in science and technology. The prize can be awarded to a single individual or to a team and is open to innovators of all nationalities and to those working in all fields of technology apart from
For additional information please visit the website above.
Date: English session: January 28th 2013; 10:00am – 12:00pm (PST)
French session: January 30th 2013; 10:00am – 12:00pm (PST)
The CREATE program offers up to $1.65 million over a period of six years to support the training of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that 1) encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities; and 2) facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. More information on the funding opportunity can be found here.
We will use a webinar format for the presentation and participants will be able to communicate with us. We will provide you with the relevant information for accessing the webinar prior to the presentation. If there are questions that have been brought up please send them in advance so that we may be able to address these questions as part of the presentation.
CREATE Program Officer | Administratrice du programme FONCER
Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion | Collaborations innovatrices et promotion de la science
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada | Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada
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Date: February 13, 2013; 3:00-4:00pm
Location: UBC Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
SAVE THE DATE! CIHR’s President, Dr. Alain Beaudet, will be visiting UBC on February 13th to host an open forum on the new CIHR grant programs. Please join us at 3pm in the UBC Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall. Room to be confirmed. Look for the signs!